12 Noon - 1.00pm

KEYNOTE PANEL

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

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

One on one interview with major figure in travel, travel media or travel and tourism celebrity. 

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TRADE CONFERENCE

Industry Led

Industry Focused

Industry Collaboration

AGENDA    -   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

  • 4 Tracks

  • 22 Trade-Only Sessions    

  • Keynotes

  • Focus Conference Sessions  

  • Tastes Of The World Presentations

9.00 - 9.50am

CRUISE TRACK

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

DESTINATIONS TRACK

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

RESOURCES TRACK

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

FOCUS CONFERENCES

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

More information 

coming soon

11.00 - 11.50am

CRUISE TRACK

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. 

DESTINATIONS TRACK

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?

TOURS TRACK

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. 

DESTINATIONS TRACK

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

CRUISE TRACK

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

DESTINATIONS TRACK

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

LUXURY TRACK

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.