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by | Nov 1, 2018

View all of the Theater Sessions from Arival in Las Vegas.

Theater Session One – Tuesday Morning
Online Travel Agencies

Opening Keynote

Speaker: Douglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO, Arival

Ask Me Anything – TripAdvisor Experiences

Speaker: Dermot Halpin, President, TripAdvisor Experiences and Vacation Rentals

Ask Me Anything – Expedia Local Expert

Speaker: Jen O’Twomney, Vice President, Expedia Local Expert

Suppliers’ Say

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

Redefining Brands in an Online World

Speaker:Tao Tao, co-founder & COO, GetYourGuide

Asia or Bust

Speaker: Eric Gnock Fah, co-founder & COO, Klook

The Corporate Story

Speaker: Stephanie Baker, CMO, Entertainment Benefits Group

The Other Tour Operators

Speaker:Dan Christian, Chief Digital Officer, The Travel Corporation

Take a Pass

Speaker:Ted Stimpson, CEO, Leisure Pass

Theater Session Three – Wednesday Morning
Locals, Pros, Stories & Futures

Tours or Experiences?

Speaker:Douglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO, Arival

Ask Me Anything – Airbnb Experiences

Speaker: Riccardo Ulivi, Head of North American Operations – Experiences, Airbnb

The Big Debate: Like a Local? Or with a Pro?

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

Big Voice: Savor the Story

Speaker: Akila McConnell, Founder and Chief Eating Officer, Atlanta Food Walks

Big Voice: Are You Xperienced?

SpeakerAdam Olalde, CEO, Xtreme Xperiences

Our Future: Reading the Tours, Activities & Attractions Tea Leaves

SpeakerErik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures

Theater Session Four – Wednesday Afternoon
Connecting with the Customer

Selling Stuff with Humor

SpeakerDJ O’Neil, CEO & Creative Director, Hub Strategy and Communication

What the Heck are We and How do we Brand?

SpeakersEnrique 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

How’s Your Rep?

SpeakerJohn Carroll, Senior Brand Evangelist, Yelp

Big Voice: Surviving the Seaworld PR Saga

SpeakerDan Dipiazzo, Vice President, Marketing, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove

Google Wants In

SpeakerLax Poojary, CEO & co-founder, Touring Bird by Google’s Area 120

Theater Session Five – Thursday Morning
Big Trends, Big Voices, Big Bookings

What Your Customers Want: New Research from Arival

SpeakerDouglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO, Arival

The Big Interview

SpeakerAlex Payne, CEO, Big Bus Tours

Big Voice: The Price of Entry

SpeakerHaley Ward, Head of Tourism Sales and Marketing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unforgettable: The Tours that Get Remembered

SpeakerKelsey Tonner, Founder, Be A Better Guide

Get to Know Your DMO

SpeakerClaire Carlin, Vice President Partnerships and Alliances, Destination DC

Big Voice: Let’s Add a City – or Several

SpeakerKevin Durkee, Owner and Big Cheese, Culinary Adventure Company

Ask Me Anything –

SpeakerRam Papatla, Vice President, Global Experiences,


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