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March 04, 2020

eTravel World

The Future Of Package Travel

March 04, 2020
11:15 - 11:45 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • A technical view on the tour operator business and on the technological evolution of dynamic packaging and data analytics
  • What is the future technical setup for tour operators to meet the increasingly individual needs of travelers?
  • What possibilities do data analytics offer tour operators to manage the larger data volumes and increasing complexity?
  • How must the travel distribution product portfolio (OTAs, metasearch and more) evolve to become more individual and personalized?

Future

ITB Keynote Panel: The Future Of The Tourism Industry In Times Of Digital Disruption, Climate Emergency, And Thomas Cook & Co

March 04, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • Disruptive technological developments, unmistakable climate crisis, bankruptcies like Thomas Cook, geopolitical trouble spots and threatening world recession, dramatic overtourism and much more. 
  • The global tourism industry in times of the perfect storm. 
  • What structural changes are to be expected in the European and global tourism industry? 
  • What will digital technologies achieve in the travel distribution of the future and how will artificial intelligence develop? 
  • How will people travel in the future and what role will sustainability play?

Future

ITB Executive Panel: Tours, Activities & Attractions

March 04, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

-In Cooperation with Arival- 

  • Tours, Activities & Attractions as in-destination services are a strategic mega topic. 
  • Tourists all over the world want special experiences in their destinations, they expect tailor-made offers and are prepared to spend more money on them.
  • How can this huge potential be tapped, and how can the technological challenges be overcome?
  • Are we experiencing a "quantum leap" in the individualization of travel offers, and can travel providers finally go back to differentiating themselves in terms of the quality of their offers?
  • This session will feature new insights from the first global study of this important sector, in partnership between Arival and ITB.

Future

ITB CEO Interview: The Future Of Hospitality Will Be Hosted

March 04, 2020
14:00 - 14:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • As more and more Gen Z travelers follow on the heels of millennials and increasingly tilt the scales away from standardized travel toward authentic experiences, the brands that succeed will be those that invest in personal hosting, unique design, and genuine roots in their local communities.

eTravel World

Technology Round Table

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:30 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • Competition of reservation systems
  • The impact of e-commerce on the industry
  • Short Best Case presentations

Business Travel

Graphic Vs. Cryptic: Learnings In The Area Of Change Management During The Introduction Of A Combined Booking Platform

March 04, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

  • New data standards, new content sources: How to ensure service and reporting. 
  • NDC - opportunities and risks in stationary sales
  • What is changing for the customers?
  • Outlook - where is the journey going?

March 05, 2020

Marketing

ITB CEO Interview: The Future Of Travel Distribution: Personalization, Retailing, Platforms

March 05, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • The future of the global travel industry.
  • Evolving consumer expectations.
  • How Sabre is creating the new marketplace for personalized travel.
  • Opportunities through intelligent retailing and new distribution channels.

eTravel World

The New Era Of Hotel Distribution And Why Guest Knowledge Is Power

March 05, 2020
11:30 - 12:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Recognise the macro shift happening within the global hotel industry, from distribution guesswork to deep intelligence
  • Learn why informed decision-making is critical to every hotel’s online marketing and sales strategy
  • Understand the role that factors such as pricing continue to play in every traveller’s booking journey, and how hotels can gain greater success online
  • Be among the first in the world to preview the latest evolution in SiteMinder’s platform, which levels the playing field for hotels once more

Marketing

ITB CEO Interview: Operating In Unprecedented Times

March 05, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • TUI’s CEO has been orchestrating a major pivot for years.
  • The transformation saw this legacy tour operator become a deeply vertically integrated travel business with significant assets in multiple supplier categories. 
  • In the wake of Thomas Cook’s demise, a new wave of opportunities and challenges now require a renewed emphasis. 
  • Back for a second year at ITB, Fritz Joussen and Philip Wolf’s conversation on stage should not be missed.

Marketing

ITB Executive Interview: Amazon Web Services And Travel

March 05, 2020
14:00 - 14:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • What do Expedia, Airbnb, Korean Air, Qantas, Best Western and Choice Hotels all have in common? They’re all building their business on AWS.
  • Amazon’s growth trajectory has resulted in the creation of enormous digital and infrastructure assets, most notably Amazon Web Services (AWS) and many travel and hospitality companies are leveraging AWS to help enhance their customer experiences and increase operational efficiency
  • David Peller leads global teams across the Travel, Hospitality, Transportation and Logistics Industries. 
  • His insight and experience will make this session a conference highlight.

eTravel World

The Future Of Hotel Online Distribution

March 05, 2020
15:30 - 16:00 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • Are direct bookings increasing or not?
  • What happens to OTAs if metasearch egines offer bookings as well?
  • How do hotels and hotel groups need to prepare?

March 06, 2020

Destinations

Travel Experiences Of The Future: Tailored, Data-Based, Relevant

March 06, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • Standardized mass products: increasingly banal and interchangeable.
  • Expectations of the modern customer: tailored travel offers, enriching experiences, personal experiences.
  • Success factors: innovative technologies, intelligent use of customer data, deep customer insights.
  • Best practices for unique travel experiences and relevant travel offers.
  • In the future: Will the destination still play a role or will experiences dominate the travel decision?

eTravel World

Product Launch: Unveiling Fair Trade Travel

March 06, 2020
11:30 - 12:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Decentralized tools for end travellers and travel businesses
  • Fixing travel distribution with aggregated direct bookings

Deep Dive Sessions

Google Algorithms Vs. Google Penalties Explained

March 06, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

  • Former senior Search Quality Googler and SEO expert Kaspar Szymanski explains why there are no algorithmic penalties, why travel sites fail in search and how to avoid Google SERP disasters.
  • Learn about the difference between Google algorithms and Google penalties.
  • How do they interlock and impact travel websites?
  • And how to deal with perceived and real threats stemming from both?
  • Open audience Q&A at the end: all Google Search and SEO questions are answered live!

eTravel World

WhatsApp Marketing 2020: Marketing With The Largest Social Network

March 06, 2020
16:00 - 16:30 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • WhatsApp Business
  • Data protection
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Sweepstakes
  • Practical examples

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