September 21-24, 2020 Phoenix, Arizona
The brightest minds, biggest brands and most provocative voices explore and debate the essential themes shaping the Tours, Activities & Attractions in the tours, activities and attractions industry.
What should you expect? No sales pitches. No sponsored sessions. Just the essential trends and perspectives that matter most to your business
Check out the Theater Sessions from Arival 2018 in Las Vegas to give you an idea of what to expect.
Theater Session One – Tuesday Morning
Online Travel Agencies
Speaker: Dermot Halpin, President, TripAdvisor Experiences and Vacation Rentals
Speakers: Will Obbard, Business Development Director, Merlin Entertainments; Peter Syme, Managing Director, 1000 Mile Journeys; Stephen Oddo, CEO and co-founder, Walks
Theater Session Two – Tuesday Morning
It’s a Big Big World Out There
Theater Session Three – Wednesday Morning
Locals, Pros, Stories & Futures
Speaker: Riccardo Ulivi, Head of North American Operations – Experiences, Airbnb
Speakers: Matthijs Keij, CEO, Withlocals; Nick, Brad Weber, CEO, Gray Line Worldwide, Riccardo, Head of North American Operations – Experiences, Airbnb; Nick Whitfield, CEO, City Unscripted
Speaker: Akila McConnell, Founder and Chief Eating Officer, Atlanta Food Walks
Speaker: Erik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Theater Session Four – Wednesday Afternoon
Connecting with the Customer
Speaker: DJ O’Neil, CEO & Creative Director, Hub Strategy and Communication
Speakers: Enrique Ybarra, Founder, President and CEO, City Sightseeing Worldwide; Stacy Shuster, Director of Marketing and Sales, Ripleys Believe it or Not!; Evan Frank, CEO, Context Travel
Speaker: Dan Dipiazzo, Vice President, Marketing, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove
Theater Session Five – Thursday Morning
Big Trends, Big Voices, Big Bookings
Speaker: Douglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO, Arival
Speaker: Haley Ward, Head of Tourism Sales and Marketing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Speaker: Claire Carlin, Vice President Partnerships and Alliances, Destination DC
Speaker: Kevin Durkee, Owner and Big Cheese, Culinary Adventure Company
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Hear What Attendees Say
“If you’re in the Tours and Activities space you MUST attend this conference, it’s as simple as that."
Ben Holz, Activity Maui
“Bravo Arival! Finally an industry conference dedicated specifically to the needs and wants of the tours and activities sector! The content was so relevant and the cost of the conference was accessible enough to allow a last minute add on. Can’t wait for next year’s conference!"
Michelle Israel, San Diego Zoo
“It’s a totally community oriented event. It was spectacular to meet everyone here. We are really witnessing the birth of our industry right here."
Alex Meerab, Checkfront
Arival Orlando Attendees Tell Us What They Thought of the Event (And Major Takeaways)
Tour operators react and share their experience from ARIVAL Orlando 2019. Tourpreneur Host Shane Whaley asked 14 Arival attendees what they thought of the Arival Orlando event and what were some of the major learnings. [email protected] Presented by Checkfront. Tune in for espresso shot style interviews!
How We Moved to the Caribbean and Built a Boat Tour Business from Scratch
Ellen Mannaert left her corporate job in Holland to start up a boat tour operator in Punta Cana. In this candid interview, Ellen of Breakers Boat Trips Punta Cana shares her lessons on not just setting up a tour business, but being a tour operator in a foreign country. We also talk about boat trips marketing, how Ellen sells tours through hotels and how most of her OTA bookings for her tours are coming via Bookit.
Ellen also shares why she decided to attend Arival for the first time and why it is important to follow our passion.
Meet David Naczycz of Urban Adventures, NYC
10 minutes with David Naczycz of NYC Urban Adventures. David sat down with Tourpreneur Podcast Host Shane Whaley and revealed how built his tour company and why he decided to work with Urban Adventures.