New York City
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October 28, 2020
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The vast and global packaged tour operator sector is one of the last travel sectors yet to be fully digitally transformed. Much like the intense tech and investor activity happening in the day-tours-and-activities sector, the multi-day packaged tour sector is potentially on the cusp of seeing the same set of forces hit it and transform it from inside-out, and could become the right balance of high-touch-high-tech business that everyone aspires to. It is both one of the oldest parts of the travel industry and helped define what we think of today as leisure travel, and now it is one of the last to be transformed digitally and disrupted by the internet.
Skift’s inaugural Tour Operator Summit –taking place on October 28th in New York City– will bring together speakers from across this ecosystem to explore and share their perspectives on the key changes facing this sector in the years to come.
We asked participants of Skift Global Forum 2019 for one word to describe the event. Here’s what they said.
Built for a high-level audience, this event will bring together founders and executives from tour operator companies, suppliers, B2B vendors, investors, and media in this ecosystem as speakers and attendees, with an aim to be as inclusive and expansive as possible in these discussions.
Online travel and travel tech executives looking to hear from the leading CEOs in their sectors and to connect with suppliers and customers
Tour suppliers: includes components of a tour or travel package such as hotel brands, transportation companies, cruises, attractions, restaurants, and DMCs.
Investors and business development executiveslooking to examine the market and assess partner opportunities for expansion
Hospitality executives exploring the landscape of service and technology partnerships that can improve their business performance
Tourism and destination professionals looking to understand their markets and customers and learn best practices from travel’s most innovative leaders
Consumer and enterprise tech companies providing platforms and solutions that support the industry
Tour Operators: Companies that combine travel components in order to sell packaged travel. They also may operate separate DMC businesses as a service to other operators.
Travel advisors and tour operators seeking new ways to surprise and delight their customers
Wholesalers – They connect tour suppliers to travel agents. They create tour packages, but never sell them at retail prices. Often, they don’t create the tour.