Arival Accel

A series of online MasterClasses and Forums

This series focuses on learning and community events that delve into essential topics for the in-destination industry. Get the insights, education, and connections you need to accelerate your tour, activity, attraction, or experience business in 2021 and beyond.

Arival Accel


  • Self-Guided Tours Forum
  • Content MasterClass
  • Spring into Summer
  • Direct Booking MasterClass
  • The Multi-Day Tours & Experience Forum
  • APAC Tech & Distribution Forum
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Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 10:20 AM EST

Look Beyond the App

Most think self-guided tours is a small niche in tours and activities, but in fact the vast majority of travel is just that: it’s self guided. This unravels the misconceptions…

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 10:30 AM EST

Game Time: Cracking the Self-Guided Code

Self-guided tours offer several important benefits, such as flexibility, accessibility, and privacy for the traveler. However, many tours still fall short in two important ways: they lack immersive experiences, and…

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 10:30 AM EST

Telling Engaging Stories On-Demand with Audio Tours

Learn what makes an audio tour engaging, and how to design and stream audio tours on-demand, in any language, to extend your reach to a wider audience, even as a…

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 10:30 AM EST

Self-Guided Experience Design: An Overview

This workshop walks through the essentials of designing self-guided experiences and how to create a successful experience. What you’ll learn: best practices on self-guided experience design, including itinerary development, scripting,…

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 11:10 AM EST

Self-Guided Story with Marc Cortese

Venice tour guide Marc Corteez launched his first self-guided tour in 2018, and has plans to launch more in Italy. This is his story.

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 11:20 AM EST

Self-Guided Story with Pats Madeira

Lisbon tour leader Pats Madeira has four self-guided tours of her home town and more on the way. Here's what she's learned, and how she adds a little something special…

An Introduction to the Self-Guided Tours & Experiences Marketplace

Arival CEO Douglas Quinby welcomes you to this special forum on self-guided experiences, provides an overview and outlook for the self-guided marketplace, the provider landscape, traveler expectations, and how to…

Urban Renewal, One Self-Guided Tour at a Time

Self-guided tours can play a meaningful role as travel re-emerges from the pandemic's deep downturn, enabling operators to connect local residents and visitors to new stories, spots and shops. This…

Tuesday, March 2 2021 | 21:10 PM EST

The Business Case for Self-Guided

A fast-paced discussion with leaders of top self-guided tour platforms on what makes a great tour, what’s the right business model, and how an operator should decide if they should…

Wednesday, March 3 2021 | 10:05 AM EST

Operators Weigh-In

Operators who are actively building and offering self-guided tours and experiences discuss their plans, the tours they are building and how, their learnings, the platforms they chose, the mistakes they’ve…


Included in Free Membership

Included in Arival Pro Membership

The Arival on-demand video library archive
Access to the entire library of over 150 video sessions and webinars

Short, digestible research & trends reports delivering insights into our industry, such as The Tour Operator Outlook for 2021. articles
Topical articles about marketing, tech, operator business and operator stories in all areas of tours, activities & attractions & experiences

Job board access
Find a job from our regular listings, post a resume to the talent network and learn strategies from the job resources articles

New webinars
Helpful, instructional sessions covering subjects such as Mastering Facebook Ads, Grow Your Business and How To Work With OTAs — topics to help advance your business.

Discounts on all Arival in-person events
20% Discount on all Arival in-person events (save up to $300)* based on business type

Arival ProShield – Insurance program
Access to tailored insurance solutions by Granite Insurance is available exclusively for Arival Insider Pro Access Members. Insider Pro Access Members also have access to a suite of resources from Granite Insurance including templates, forms and other informative documents.

Insiders Pro Access member exclusive webinars
Paid membership-only webinars to deepen your understanding of important industry topics.

Job postings & talent directory
Post jobs & connect with candidates most applicable to your business.

Private roundtables to connect, learn and engage
Small, focused and intimate discussions exclusive to Arival Insider Pro Access members.

Full access to Arival’s library of in-depth reports
Up to date, deep analysis of tourism topics ranging from Self-guided Tours to Sales & Distribution Trends and Outlooks, based on the data that defines the industry.

The latest on-demand videos
Over 350+ on-demand videos featuring hot topics in tours, activities & attractions

Insider discounts in digital marketing, tech, e-learning, and more
Save money on additional tools, services and learnings you need to run your business. Exclusive to paid members.

Membership Overview

At Arival, we believe travel can make the world a better place. Our mission is to establish and inspire a diverse community of individuals and companies in the In-destination Industry by providing opportunities to gain insight, share knowledge and build connections. To make it possible for true collaboration, creativity, innovation, and idea exchange to thrive, we are committed to facilitating a welcoming and respectful community for all. This Conference Code of Conduct shares our community expectations and applies to all attendees, employees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and other participants at Arival- produced and sponsored events. We empower all participants in our community to actively engage in creating a friendly, inclusive and safe environment for all.

Arival’s core values include the following, and create an expectation for conduct at our events and in online community spaces:

We demonstrate a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our company and for the communities in which they live.
We value integrity and strive to consistently interact with others in ways that are authentic, ethical, and fair.
We are dedicated to transparency, committing to clear, open and honest communication.
We actively pursue and advocate for inclusion, diversity and representation of varying cultural backgrounds, perspectives and ideas

Arival welcomes people from all cultural backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, religion (including religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information, age, national origin or ancestry, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Accordingly, participants must refrain from displaying any demeaning, harassing, aggressive, or intimidating behavior or materials that would interfere with others’ experience and participation in our community.

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate or disruptive behavior or have any other concerns, notify an Arival staff member as soon as possible.

Inappropriate or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Arival reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any party from any event or community space at any time when participation or behavior create a disruption or hinder the event or enjoyment of the event by other participants. All determinations are at the sole discretion of Arival, and the decision of the Arival team will be final. Severe breaches of this Conference Code of Conduct may result in disqualification from participating in future events. Individuals expelled due to violating this Conference Code of Conduct will not be eligible for a refund or other consolation.

If you have questions regarding this Conference Code of Conduct or its implementation, please contact us at [email protected].