TORONTO — It’s a critical time for the travel industry, and straight talk from suppliers, retailers and other industry executives has never been more important.
That’s why Travelweek’s ‘Future of Travel: Sunnier Days Ahead’ is crucial viewing. Taking place today, Wed. May 19, from 1 – 3 p.m., the virtual conference offers a stellar lineup of travel industry execs, in conversation with the Travelweek team. There are updates from key suppliers too.
Click this link at 1 p.m. EDT to join: https://livemedia.biz/travelweek.html
“This is the second summer amid the pandemic, and it looks a lot different compared to summer 2020,” says Travelweek’s Publisher, Devin Kinasz. “The third wave is holding on in some regions of Canada, but showing signs of starting to wane in others. Canada’s vaccination rollout is gaining momentum by the week, and close to 50% of Canadians have received at least their first dose. Other destinations around the world start to reopen to travel. We’re hearing from travel agents that forward bookings are strong, however financial aid programs from the federal government are set to begin winding down. Even as Canada’s overall situation amid the pandemic is starting to look a little brighter, the travel industry is still facing very real challenges.”
Adds Kinasz: “We’re honoured to have such an incredible group of keynote speakers for ‘Future of Travel: Sunnier Days Ahead’, ready to share their thoughts on the recovery of this great industry.”
Today’s ‘Future of Travel: Sunnier Days Ahead’ online event is the fourth instalment in Travelweek’s Future of Travel series of virtual conferences.
Keynote speakers slated to join Kinasz and Travelweek’s editorial team for interviews are:
- Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Transat and President, Transat Distribution Canada
- Marsha Walden, CEO, Destination Canada
- Nino Montagnese, Vice President, ACV
- Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism, Costa Rica
- Brad Ford, President, Insight Vacations
- Chris Thompson, CEO, Brand USA
- Elaine Carnegie, President, Canlink Travel Representatives
- Zeina Gedeon, CEO, TPI
Today’s event will also include updates from WestJet, WestJet Vacations, Globus family of brands, Bahia Principe, Royal Caribbean, Amtrak Railbookers, Grenada, Disney Parks, Myrtle Beach and more.
Travelweek also wishes to thank Hermitage Bay, Carlisle Bay, Jamaica Inn, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Tryall Club, Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain, Spice Island Beach Resort and Ocean Hotels Barbados for their sponsorship.
‘Future of Travel: Sunnier Days Ahead’ starts at 1 p.m.; click here to watch!