Arival | Activate Edinburgh

23-25 November 2024

Bringing Together the “Best of the Best” in Tours, Activities and Attractions for the Northern European In-Destination Experiences Industry

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Arival | Activate Edinburgh is the first Arival event dedicated to the UK, Ireland and the Nordic regions. Tap into the latest trends in tours, activities, and attractions, get inspired by insightful sessions on tech and marketing innovation, and grow your business through strategic partnerships. Our emphasis on peer-to-peer learning means you’ll walk away with connections to leading tour and attraction operators from across the region.  The event will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre with experiential sessions and activities happening throughout the city Edinburgh.

We don’t just talk trends—we set them. Arival Activate is where leading luminaries, industry innovators, and businesses like yours come together to steer Northern European in-destination experiences in groundbreaking directions. Here, you’re not just a part of the conversation; you get to help shape the future of our industry.

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WHY ATTEND

Bringing Together the Best of Northern Europe

With its focus on the Northern Europe regional market, Arival | Activate Edinburgh provides an unparallelled platform for making valuable industry connections. Arival events attract the best of the best from across the industry—and exclusively from the industry. That means you’ll be able to meet growth-minded peers in tours and attractions, innovative tech companies, DMOs, and major distributors who could hold the key to exponential growth for your business. 

By keeping our Activate event intimate (we expect 400-500 attendees for this event), we’re able to foster more meaningful exchanges. Enjoy more interactive sessions, peer-to-peer learning, group experiences, and more casual networking for plenty of face-to-face time with Northern Europe’s experiences sector leaders.

Laser-focused learning opportunities

At Arival | Activate Edinburgh, we’re bringing you cutting-edge content that will key-in on the most important topics in the industry. Plenary sessions will feature exclusive insights on traveler data and trends from the latest Arival research, the newest intel on tech and AI, and powerful, no-holds-barred discussions with industry leaders.

You’ll also be able to tap into one of  two distinct breakout tracks tailored to what your business needs, right now. Explore Sessions is designed for smaller organizations  and individuals just beginning their digital journey and looking to master foundational industry best practices. Elevate Sessions is for experienced practitioners already familiar with the in-destination experiences basics and are now ready to learn more advanced strategies for scalable growth.

Plus, at Arival |Activate, we love to get hands on. Through experiential learning sessions, you’ll explore first-hand topics like guest experience management, experience design, how to recruit guides, and more, while enjoying some of Edinburgh’s amazing attractions and experiences.

See all the topics for Arival | Activate Edinburgh in the Program Overview

What Can You Expect?

At Arival | Activate events, we do things a little differently—here’s what’s in store for you at Arival | Activate Edinburgh: 

  • Explore Sessions: A series of tourism and distribution workshops based on Arival’s Get Connected! educational curriculum currently offered by VisitScotland and Fáilte Ireland for their experience creators.
  • Elevate Sessions: Your business has a digital marketing strategy and are looking to connect with and learn from your peers on how to take your business to the next level.
  • Intimate networking with industry leaders: Find new partners and get more bookings by connecting with the top global and regional OTAs and distributors.
  • Experiential education: Enjoy hands-on learning taking place at attractions and experiential locations . 
  • Incredible peer-to-peer learning: Connect with and learn from leading tour and attraction operators from across Northern Europe.
  • Have an amazing experience: Arival does conferences—and social events—like no other. Reconnect with old colleagues, make new friends, build new partnerships, and have a ton of fun with the best and brightest in the Best Part of Travel!
It’s Not All Business

Whether this is your first Arival conference or you’re a regular attendee, you should know that we’re all about sparking game-changing connections. Here, the people you meet between sessions are just as important as who’s up on stage. Plus, having fun in Edinburgh is built right into the event. Join Arival attendees for a pub night and experiential learning, then take advantage of special offers on Edinburgh experiences from local attractions and tour operators. Meet up with old friends and make new ones—and maybe make your next great deal, hire, partnership, or product upgrade while you’re at it.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

(Preliminary topics, subject to change)

PLENARY SESSIONS

Plenary Sessions will focus on the most important topics in the industry, such as:
  • Exclusive insights on traveler and industry trends from the latest Arival research.
  • Inspiring talks and hard-hitting interviews with industry leaders for no-holds-barred discussions on what matters most to your business.
  • The latest on tech and AI—with actionable learnings that you can apply to your business immediately.}
  • Data and trends on the top inbound markets for the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout sessions range from introductory (Explore Sessions) to more advanced (Elevate Sessions) discussions.

Explore Sessions – Topics Include:

  • Get to know your industry: an introduction to travel & tourism industry structure and distribution
  • Introduction to experiences tech
  • The essentials of contracting: what to expect when
    working with resellers
  • How to choose (and use) a booking system 
  • Let’s get direct: essential steps to growing your direct bookings
  • Working with OTAs: best practices to grow your bookings 
  • Getting private right: how to build & run custom experiences profitably
  • Tour costing & pricing: fundamentals & best practices

Elevate Sessions – Topics Include:

  • Working with OTAs: best practices to grow your bookings for larger and
    more established companies
  • Google Things to do: how to optimize your profile & get more traffic 
  • The essentials of AI: overview & applications for experiences
  • Getting private right: how to build & run custom experiences profitably
  • Channel management: strategy & technology 
  • Pricing strategy: variable & dynamic pricing
  • Content distribution
  • AI Today: using AI in your experience business
  • Beyond OTAs: multi-channel distribution (including hotels, cruise, tour operators,
    travel advisors  and more) 
  • Direct marketing for experiences:
    • Search optimization (SEO) & marketing 
    • Social, video and influencers
    • Website optimization 

Experiential Learning Sessions

Get hands-on with experiential offsite learning sessions and learn by doing while enjoying some of Edinburgh’s world-class attractions and activities.

These sessions will be focused on:

Crafting Unforgettable Visitor Experiences

Explore the art of creating exceptional and engaging visitor experiences that lead to happy customers, glowing recommendations and 5-star reviews. Learn from top Edinburgh-based operators on how to craft memorable experiences that generate word of mouth and keep visitors coming back.

Innovative Experience Design

Discover Uncover the secrets to designing attractions and tours that consistently wow your guests and surpass their expectations. This session will cover creative strategies to incorporate immersive storytelling, innovative technology, and personalized touches that leave a lasting impression and keep your guests talking long after their visit.

Unique Tour Experience Creation

Discover how top tour operators have designed creative and innovative tours to diversify their offerings, provide unique experiences and captivate guests, ensuring relevance to new audiences when the changing cultural and lifestyle trends mean that the customer always wants something new and different.

Food & Drink Adventures

This gathering highlights the importance of peer-to-peer learning, allowing you to explore key trends and share best practices that drive success in the culinary tourism industry. Whether the F&B offering is the core part of a product or an add-on, learn how to delight through taste and smell, as well as upselling products and merchandise.

Agenda Overview

Saturday 23 November

All day

Enjoy a variety of experiences with your peers in the experiences industry
throughout Edinburgh; special group offers provided in partnership with
Visit Scotland

Network and do business while enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in
Europe

Evening
Welcome Party
Welcome Party at the National Museum of Scotland

Arival Activate Edinburgh Registration begins

Sunday 24 November

Morning – Noon
Experiential learning sessions
Small groups head out to learn together while enjoying Edinburgh’s
amazing experiences

Noon – 1:00pm
Enjoy lunch at one of Edinburgh’s many amazing restaurants (on your
own with friends and associates)

1:00pm – 5:30pm
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Networking Lounge is open

2:00pm – 3:00pm
The opening Plenary Session

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Breakout Sessions range from introductory to advanced discussions

Evening
The Sunday Shindig

Monday 25 November

All day
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Networking Lounge is open
Meet the most innovative tech and distribution companies serving the
Northern European in-destination experiences markets

10:00am – 5:00pm
Plenary Sessions (Theater) and Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions range from introductory to advanced discussions

Lunch is provided

TESTIMONIALS

HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ARIVAL EVENTS

“Takes me a bit of time to digest these events. Some great plenary sessions, very informative and educational workshops and breakouts, more importantly the opportunity to meet face to face with key people in the experience sector who are committed to help Scotland be bookable and discoverable. Well done Arival!”

Patrick O’Shaughnessy

Industry Development Manager, VisitScotland

“Another great Arival Berlin, lots of interesting and thought provoking content and great speakers. Much talk about AI, dynamic pricing, innovation and lots more. Plenty to learn and great to catch up with friends and colleagues and meet new contacts.”

Antony Amos

Director of Business Development and Membership, UKInbound

“Arival really delivers -not too big, not too small – just right. Fantastic to hear great insights, hear what’s trending for visitor experiences & get to meet tech vendors / OTA’s/ industry experts / DMO’s face to face! Always great to make new connections & tap in with existing partners & colleagues.  Throw in post networking in cultural venues, early morning networking runs & reconnecting with friends made for a busy but really productive two days!”

Brian Nevin

Programme Manager, Digital That Delivers, Fáilte Ireland

Hotels

STAY AT THE RECOMMENDED HOTELS WITH PREFERRED RATES

ROOMS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT.

Arival Edinburgh will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC), located in central Edinburgh.   Rooms for attendees are being held at preferential rates at the nearby Moxy Fountainbridge and Hampton by Hilton West End, both about 5 blocks away from the centre (under a 10 minute walk).  Edinburgh will be bustling with its Christmas Markets and International Rugby matches, so rooms will sell out.  Book early to grab your room at one of our hub hotels.   

Moxy Fountainbridge

A trendy hotel complete with a great  lobby bar, where you’ll find foosball, lounge sofas, local gins and craft beer. The communal space is the perfect spot  to continue networking beyond event hours. 

Rates are available from 23 to 26 November, based on availability. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations can be made free of charge  up to 30 days prior to arrival. After that, reservations are charged in full. Rates include a breakfast buffet, high speed internet, a Moxy Welcome Drink, gym access and VAT.

Rate is £170  per night for single occupancy. There is a £15 supplement for double occupancy.  

HAMPTON INN

Edinburgh has a host of smaller hotel properties, so we’ve extended our hotel hub to include the Hampton Inn across the street from the Moxy.     

Rates are available from 23 to 26 November, based on availability. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 14 days prior to arrival.  After that, reservations are charged in full.  Rates include a breakfast buffet, internet, fitness room access and VAT. Rates fluctuate over the event dates, but when all nights are booked the average is  £170 per night ( 23/11 ( £235), 24/11 (£150), 25/11 (£125)).  Rates are for single occupancy. There is a  £10 supplement for double occupancy.

VOCO HAYMARKET HOTEL

We’ve also secured rooms at the Voco Haymarket, which is an even shorter 5-minute walk to the convention center. It’s a modern boutique hotel with spacious rooms and an inviting lounge on the main floor. Rate is £179 per night, including breakfast. £10 supplement for double room. Individual cancellations until 15 days prior with no penalty.

Register now and book your room  BEFORE IT SELLS OUT. Rooms are extremely limited. 

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If you are traveling to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less, you may be eligible to visit the US without a visa if your country is participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

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Overview

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

Here are some examples of activities permitted with a visitor visa:

  • Business (B-1)
    • Consult with business associates
    • Attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference
    • Settle an estate
    • Negotiate a contract

    Learn more about Business Travel to the United States on a visitor visa here

  • Tourism (B-2)
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    • Vacation (holiday)
    • Visit with friends or relatives
    • Medical treatment
    • Participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
    • Participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
    • Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation)

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    • Study
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    • Paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience
    • Arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft
    • Work as foreign press, in radio, film, print journalism, or other information media
    • Permanent residence in the United StatesThese are some examples of activities that require different categories of visas and cannot be done while on a visitor visa:
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Use of Likeness. By participating in the Event, You acknowledge and agree to grant the Event the right at the Event to record, film, live stream, photograph, or capture Your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from You or any payment to You. This grant to the Event includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

Attendee and each of its agents, employees, and representatives, hereby waive and release any claim of any type or nature whatsoever against Arival and each of its agents, partners, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns, arising out of or relating to his/her/its participation in Arival or attendance at Arival, including, but not limited to personal injury, damage to personal property, theft, etc. Furthermore, Attendee for itself and each of its agents, employees, and representatives, hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Arival and each of its agents, partners, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any claim, demand, lawsuit, or dispute of every type or nature whatsoever (including their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred), arising out of or relating to his/her participation in Arival or attendance at Arival.

LEGAL

This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado. The prevailing party in any arbitration or litigation concerning the terms and conditions of this proposal shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability

Arival gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials related thereto or offered at the Event and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. The Event is provided on an “as-is” basis. The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the speakers, attendees, or sponsors at the Event are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of Arival or any employee thereof. Arival makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or validity of any information presented by speakers, attendees, or sponsors at an Arival Event and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Arival does not endorse and expressly disclaims all liability relating to any of the products or services provided by speakers, attendees, or sponsors.

Except as required by law, neither Arival nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages, or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.

The maximum aggregate liability of Event for any claim in any way connected with, or arising from, the Event or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any negligent act or omission), shall be limited to the amount paid by you to Arival under this Agreement.

Miscellaneous

Arival’s failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Arival shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Arival’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable, or sub-licensable by you except with Arival’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Colorado courts. A party that substantially prevails in action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and that all modifications must be in writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement, and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Arival in any respect whatsoever. a

ARIVAL CODE OF CONDUCT​
CONFERENCES AND COMMUNITY SPACES​

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].