Arival Heads to Berlin!
Two years ago this month, we launched a website – www.arivalevent.com – and opened registration for a brand new conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our premise was simple: there are too many travel industry conferences, and none focused on what matters most to travelers: all of the things they do when they get to their destination.
When we launched that website in 2017, there was a lot we didn’t know. Could Tours, Activities & Attractions become a community and industry in its own right and not just another sector of travel? Would the owners and operators come? Could there really be a new conference?
But there were some things we did know. Tours, Activities & Attractions is the third-largest segment of travel. It’s the fastest growing. More importantly, it’s the Best Part of Travel. It’s why people travel in the first place.
We also knew there was no event, no forum, dedicated to the unique challenges facing operators. The Best Part of Travel is home to hundreds of thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs. These businesses – your businesses – face extraordinary times: incredible changes in technology, distribution, traveler wants and expectations, and much more. We believed it was time your industry – our industry – came together.
Arival Hosts Europe’s First Event for In-Destination Operators
Now in just a few days we will kick off Arival Berlin: the third Arival, our first in Europe. We’re still a little nervous, but we’re more excited than ever to welcome more than 600 of you to Europe’s first conference dedicated exclusively to operators of Tours, Activities & Attractions.
From the day we launched that website, we have said this is your Arival, not ours. Arival is an event for you and about you. Day tour operators, activity and experience providers, attractions, parks, events, ground transportation, destinations… if you play a role in shaping the traveler experience once they arrive, then Arival is for you.
We have also made all of our attendees a promise: a program that matters to your business. If you are attending Arival Berlin, you will hear from leading voices in online distribution, technology, marketing, tour operating, attractions and activities. They will inform, excite, educate and inspire. If you are not able to attend, we will be sharing all of the video, right here on Arival.travel.
Here’s what attendees can expect: two days jam-packed with content – from big picture strategy to hands-on practicality:
- Theater sessions that assemble industry leaders to discuss and debate the big issues defining our present and shaping our future
- Hands-on workshops covering essential topics in technology, marketing, social media, pricing, growth, distribution, operations and more
- Practical demo labs that let you see the latest in reservations and marketing technology and distribution platforms
- A great time! We all work in the Best Part of Travel, an industry whose single purpose is to create amazing experiences for others. Only at Arival can you network with the very best and brightest in Tours, Activities & Attractions. And don’t forget to join us at our Monday night parties!
We founded Arival to advance the business of creating amazing in-destination experiences and establish Tours, Activities & Attractions as the major sector of the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry that it deserves to be. Our goal is to have each of you come away with great ideas, new business partners and friendships, and a laundry list of practical take-aways to supercharge your company’s growth into 2019 and beyond.
So let’s get to work – and have some fun.
This is your Arival, in Berlin.
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