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Operators Share Their Thoughts

Tour operators react and share their experience from ARIVAL Orlando 2019. Tourpreneur Host Shane Whaley asked 14 Arival attendees what they thought of the Arival Orlando event and what were some of the major learnings.

Testimonials

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Wonderful topics and discussions, and networking connections at Arival 360

Vito Pagano

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It was so valuable to have a special day dedicated only for guides & tour managers, something never done before!

Nicole Flores Jara

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Thank you, Arival, and congratulations on a well-organized virtual conference. The sessions were informative, inspiring, and reassuring as we plan for 2021.

Yuien Chin

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Thank you to the Arival team for organizing such a great event. The sessions were some of the best I have ever attended. What struck me most was the genuine willingness to share ideas and advice openly on how best to adapt and prepare for the inevitable rebound.

Philippe Bichet

Brews Cruise, Inc
I could tell that there was real excitement among all of the participants, and I am looking forward to watching so many other sessions on-demand that I couldn't get to in person. Cheers!

Don Littlefield

Beatroute Vegan Tours
Thank you Arival for such a great conference. I have learned so much. With so much content, I now look forward to catching up on demand with the talks that I missed live.

Andrea Perkins

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Well done Arival team! You can be proud of a virtual event that really clicked with the audience. Great discussions, lots of interaction, and even a live game show as the grand finale 😀

Matthijs Keij

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Arival has quickly established itself as the knowledge and debate centrifuge of the tours, activities, and attractions community. What comes out of Arival is clear, thoughtful and practical.

Wendy Morrill

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Arival was a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, share issues and visions as well as getting to know various tech/IT solutions which will help to distribute more of the in-destination attractions & activities in the future.

Tamara Fussen

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Keep it the way you are. Highly Focused, Supplier centric & distribution aligned. It’s THE in-destination event to look out for.

Sukhdeep Bhogal

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Arival provided a great opportunity to hear about what is going on in the industry and get inspiration from companies who have achieved the things we are aiming for in the future!

Simon Philipp

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I loved the app, and the fact that the sessions did not feel like free advertising opportunities for the speakers.

Carole Favre

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Arival in Berlin exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere on site was amazing. The topics for the sessions and workshops covered current challenges and solution approaches in the industry and brought up great in-depth discussions.

Franziska Wernet

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What makes these guys different is the authenticity – doing events not for ego or $$$…..but with a sincere desire to develop relationships and push the community forward. Love (heart) what Arival has accomplished thus far and excited to watch and support their growth. #greatnessahead.

Brett Henry

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It’s a totally community oriented event. It was spectacular to meet everyone here. We are really witnessing the birth of our industry right here.

Alex Meerab

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I really enjoyed the event! It was a great learning experience and I’m already improving my business based on that knowledge. I also connected with a company that would not know about me if I wasn’t at Arival and that I believe will prove to be a good partner for the years to come.

Antonio Rocha

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Arival is a necessary first step to unite the tours and attractions industry and shine the spotlight on what really matters about travel, the moments, memories and experiences!

Chandra Bertsch

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If you’re in the Tours and Activities space you MUST attend this conference, it’s as simple as that.

Ben Holz

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The Arival Conference was a great opportunity to meet like-minded tour operators from all over the world and to learn from their experiences & our own. A well-run event & wonderful networking opportunity.

Terry Smit

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I learned that tour suppliers need to market themselves as widely as possible on as many different platforms as they can. The results of visiting Arival have been overwhelmingly positive. I met with so many like minded people, I had an amazing time at Arival.

Ashley Steyaert

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The Arival Event in Berlin was one of the best events I have ever participated. Everything was great, from the organisation, demo labs, workshops, theatre sessions, coffee breaks and parties. There was nothing that was not great…oh beside the fact that lasted only two days : (

Katia

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I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable, it was. I enjoy the lack of TOURIST BOARDS and waste talks about politics. The consumer data was precious. Subjects were highly relevant to me. I felt it was a cost efficient and productive use of my time away from the office.

Ana Araque

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Bravo Arival! Finally an industry conference dedicated specifically to the needs and wants of the tours and activities sector! The content was so relevant and the cost of the conference was accessible enough to allow a last minute add on. Can’t wait for next year’s conference!

Michelle Israel

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Arival was definitely worth the trip from Australia, the content presented and the contacts we made were extremely important to our continued business development.

John Sharpe

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If you’re in the tours and activities space, this is the conference for you! Learn from leaders in the tours and activities industry, meet with peers to have conversations at a deeper level, and have fun!

Aashi Vel

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Arival is a great place for operators to enjoy a couple of days stepping outside their businesses to analyse and plan new strategies.

Margarita Gruber

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Arival conference is music for my ears. I know our market is fragmented and we are all busy, so meeting people that experience the passion, frustrations and success like I do is awesome.

Luciano Bullorsky

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It was great to talk to other tour owners and amazing to hear from Expedia and Viator and other distributors to learn what we can do to be better partners with all of them. I found out about new things to help me benefit my business.

Christy Lenz

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Arival is a fantastic event and probably one of the best I’ve attended. Having a focused event on Tours & Activities is needed in this fast growing environment and this is what Arival provides.

Matt Cuckston

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We signed up early for the ARIVAL Conference not really knowing what to expect. We knew it was going to be an industry first so we were excited. It did not disappoint. It was great to see and learn what we were doing right, and what we could be doing in all kinds of areas to do better! Tons of great speakers with great information! Can’t wait till the next one! Thank you from David & Angie with Hoonah Travel Adventures, Hoonah Alaska population 800!!!

David and Angie

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I have now attended Arival in Las Vegas and Berlin and the connections I have made have been incredible. Meeting tour operators face to face is the best form of ‘marketing’ anyone can do. If I was to put this into monetary terms, The Tourism Marketing Agency has generated approx £40,000 in yearly sales by attending Arival.

Chris Torres

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Informative and fun event, uniquely designed for those of us in the attractions & tours sector. I’ll be at Arival 2019 in Orlando, and I’ll bring colleagues too!

Aimie Johnson

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Thanks to Arival Event this week, our sector has made a huge positive leap forward!

Kevin Lu

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Arival is definitely the rise of a Sleeping Giant, the Activities and Tours Industry. Great opportunity lo learn from the best in the area.

Luiz Mendez

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I came to Arival to pick up tips on how to do marketing, how to get better reviews, how to branch out into new things, meet other people doing the same thing. It has been great to network and find other partners to work with.

David Luria

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An incredible atmosphere, you can breathe optimism and you leave with a very reinforced feeling that it is worth what we do, that in the end it is to make people happy with things to do and remember a destination.

Isaac Paton Nicolau

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Having so many people from different segments of our sector in the same place at the same time, in an atmosphere conducive to sharing, supporting and learning from each other, was a very positive and beneficial experience.

Siobhan Pigot

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Arival is someone who is simply doing a good job by supporting us small guys in the Tours Industry. Your efforts are not going unnoticed, and I am sure speaking on behalf of many tour ops that would simply like to say thanks for your work in this crises.

Chris Wilson

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I’ve been gaining SO much insight from the Arival Online series. Thank you so much for pouring your (and your team’s) heart into making this happen. You are an angel to tour operators worldwide.

Natajia Miller

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I was watching all of the talks from past Arival Events on Vimeo and I couldn’t imagine meeting all of those people personally and having the opportunity to ask questions about business just like if I would ask a friend. It’s like suddenly meeting rockstars. In everyday routine, sometimes the whole meaning of what you do can disappear, but these events make everything crystal clear in your head, you see that you are not a drop in the ocean, but you are the ocean.

Gaukhar Dossova

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We were at ARIVAL in Vegas 2017, disoriented, scared, and 100% blind on how, where, and when to take the next steps to improve our business. We came back strong, educated, and optimistic. We met you! You treated us as a large company! We felt important! Repeated Vegas 2018, couldn’t make it to Orlando, but I will sell my dog to see you in Phoenix!! A huge challenge ahead… our whole life is on the line here… but because of YOU… we are not afraid of the future.

Carlos & Gabriela Hudson

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Such a fantastic event. I already know that just from the people I’ve met and the learnings I’ve picked up, this conference has paid for itself. Thank you for a great week!

Lauren