12 Noon - 1.00pm
Pandemic, Wars, Economic Downturn, Climate Change—Travel Has Been Hit From All Sides.
A group of top travel executives, thought leaders, discusses how the industry can emerge from these crises and come back better than ever. The panel will feature a cross section of leaders from the travel agency, cruise, hotel & resort, and tour and destination segments.
1.00 - 1.45pm
One on one interview with major figure in travel, travel media or travel and tourism celebrity.
AGENDA - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
22 Trade-Only Sessions
Focus Conference Sessions
Tastes Of The World Presentations
9.00 - 9.50am
A panel of top big ship cruise executives discuss the evolution of big ship cruising and how travel advisors can better sell it as we emerge from the pandemic. From luxury to contemporary ships, big ships have under gone a revolution in their design and the amenities they provide to guests.
How To Sell Big Ship Today
A group of top European destination leaders discuss how Europe and the U.K. are emerging from the pandemic and how to sell their destinations today, even (hopefully) after a major war on the Continent. How can Europe recover and how can travel advisors sell it even better?
How To Sell Europe As It Recovers From the Pandemic and War
HOTELS & RESORTS TRACK
How To Sell All-Inclusive And Luxury Resorts Today - As even more product enters the market, how can travel advisors select the right resort for the right client. What should every resort offer and what are the latest trends in amenities and resort features?
How to Sell All-Inclusive and Luxury Resorts Today
This panel of experts will detail the ins and outs of travel insurance, assessing the safety of destinations, discovering the protocols for entry for countries and more. It’s all you need to know to get your clients prepared for the journey.
How To Prepare Your Clients For Getting Back On The Road
2.00 - 7.00pm
OPENING CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION HALL
Open for trade only
3.00 - 5.00pm
On Regions and Categories and Sponsors including Adventure, the Caribbean, LGBTQ+ and Travel Media.
3.00 - 5.00pm
TASTES OF THE WORLD PRESENTATIONS
4 sessions on culinary travel and cooking school trips around the world in the Tastes of the World Theater in the Exhibition Hall.
5.00 - 7.00pm
TRAVEL INDUSTRY RECEPTION
11.00 - 11.50am
How To Sell River Cruising Today in Europe, America And Around The World -
A panel of top river cruise executives examines the newest itineraries, ships and destinations offered and how travel advisors can sell river cruising even better.
How To Sell Pacific Asia As We Recover From The Pandemic -
A group of top Asian and Pacific destination leaders (Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Thailand, India, etc.) discuss how we are emerging from the pandemic and how to sell their destinations today. How can these destinations recover and how can travel advisors sell these destinations even better?
How The Tours And Packages Segment Is Evolving To Meet The Needs Of Travelers -
This panel of top tour executives will examine how escorted, FIT and packaged tours are changing to truly provide more affordable experiences for travelers, as well as how travel advisors can better sell these products.
How To Sell The Middle East And Africa Today -
A group of top Middle East and African destination leaders (Israel, Jordan, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya etc.) discuss how we are emerging from the pandemic and how to sell their destinations today. How can these destinations recover and how can travel advisors sell these destinations even better?
10.00 - 10.50am
How To Sell Small Ship and Expedition Cruising Today - A panel of small ship and expedition cruise executives discuss the evolution of expedition and luxury cruising as even more product comes on the market. How can travel advisors better sell these brilliant new ships and itineraries to their clients?
How To Sell Small Ship And Expedition Cruising Today
A group of top U.S., Mexico, Canada and South America destination leaders discuss how we are emerging from the pandemic and how to sell their destinations today. How can North and South America recover and how can travel advisors sell these destinations even better?
How To Sell North, Central & South America As We Recover From The Pandemic
We talk to top luxury cruise, hotel, resort, tour and travel agency executives to get them to reveal the secrets of selling luxury travel today in a post-pandemic world. How has the sale of luxury travel changed after two years of coronavirus? What is luxury today?
Selling Luxury Travel Today
HOTELS & RESORTS TRACK
As developers build even more hotels in cities across the world, how can travel advisors select the right hotel for both their leisure and business clients. What should every hotel offer and what are the latest trends in accommodations?
How To Sell City And Urban Hotels Today
ITS2022 CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
James Shillinglaw, Editor in Chief of Insider Travel Report, winner of Travel Journalist of the Year and a leading authority in the travel industry.
Mr. Shillinglaw has compiled a comprehensive conference agenda focused on The Future of Travel for industry professionals.