September 24 - 27, 2018       Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

The Theater

The brightest minds, biggest brands and most provocative voices explore and debate the essential themes shaping the Tours, Activities & Attractions industry. What should you expect? No sales pitches. No PR. Just the essential trends and perspectives that matter most to your business:

  • Exclusive research on what travelers want in-destination
  • The innovations in tours, activities and attractions shaping the guest experience of tomorrow
  • Insights on what’s next for the OTAs, Google, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and more
  • Perspectives that matter from tour, activity and attraction operators
  • Inspiring stories from innovative suppliers and tech startups

Look for announcements on featured speakers and sessions soon. In the meantime, check out the Theater Session highlights from Arival 2017 below.

Online Distribution’s Present and Future

Online travel agencies have long been big for flights and hotels. Now they have set their sights on activities. Hear from some of the world’s largest online sellers.

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Oh Yeah, They Sell Too

There are many ways for travelers to find and book things to do. This session features a series of essential talks on points of sale that don’t get much attention – but should.

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The Sharing Economy and Tours & Activities

The big tourism buzzword of the past few years has been “travel like a local,” but will the sharing economy reinvent tours and activities, or is this a flash in the pan? If travelers are seeking more authentic, “local” experiences, how can tour and activity providers be more “local”?

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Google and In-Destination Experiences

Google’s managing director for travel Rob Torres discusses how the search giant views tours, activities and attractions, how travelers search in destination, and what activity providers need to know to capture their share.

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Working With Your DMO

Your DMO – or destination marketing organization – plays a vital role in attracting travelers to your destination and helping them decide what do to. Learn how to build business by partnering with your DMO.

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Big Brands

Hear from some of the biggest names in tours and attractions on the role and opportunity of brands in the in-destination experience and what the future holds.

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Big Voices

A series of short talks on how different small operators and attractions broke out, created new experiences, and authored their own extraordinary stories.

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Big Visions

Everybody starts somewhere. At Arival, we love startups and innovation. So we have assembled some of the most interesting startups targeting the world of tours and activities, and industry experts who are going to judge them live, on stage. Come hear them give their short pitch and decide for yourself who’s most innovative – and maybe become inspired to innovate yourself!

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