The Best Part of Travel is coming back, and it’s poised to come back better. But it won’t be the same.
Travel is changing, Our customers are changing. They are thinking, dreaming, planning, and buying in new ways. And they’re expecting new types of experiences.
Will yesterday’s tours, activities, strategies, and partnerships carry us forward? Or will they hold us back?
The time is now to rethink, reconnect (in person, over a beverage!), recharge, and re-create our future better than before.
Here are some of the things you can expect from the Arival 360 Orlando program:
Accelerate innovation in tours and experiences
Hear from the brightest minds in tours and attractions, from brands large and small, from across our industry, who have driven new Innovations and are creating our industry’s future anew.
The future of experiences
Experiences will be more important than ever, but they won’t necessarily be the same as before. Hear from leading operators, instructors and guides on the future of tour and experience design, and what you need to be thinking about for 2022 and beyond.
What’s next in marketing and booking
The dreaming, planning, and purchasing behavior of travelers is changing quickly. The big online brands and digital innovators continue to reshape our industry. Arival Orlando will help you understand and plan ahead for what’s to come and how to win the tour and activity customers of tomorrow.
Is the future local?
The pandemic caused many countries and operators to look inward and market to the local traveler. Is this a temporary blip or a new, long-term opportunity as travel rebounds?
Get ahead in tech and distribution
Some in our industry have used the downtime to double down on tech and innovation, ready to sprint when travel resumes. Others have found ways to look beyond OTAs and third-party distribution. We’ll explore who’s running, who’s racing to catch up. More importantly, we’ll help you accelerate.
Get ready to grow – and get stronger
Our industry is re-emerging but very differently. New brands, new ventures, old partners, new plans, and plenty of mergers and acquisitions. We’ll explore the outlook for growth, consolidation, acquisition, the rise (and fall) of brands, franchises, and much more.
Let’s get down to business (no PR)
Most important: on the Arival stage, there are no sales pitches, no pay-to-play, no PR agendas. We’re going to cut through the noise and focus on the topics and issues that matter most to help you accelerate your business now.
It’s time to get back to business, reconnect face-to-face, and reimagine our future.
The Best Part of Travel is coming back better than ever. Let’s get there together.
The schedule is subject to change and the time is shown is EDT.
Monday, 18 October
Afternoon: Registration opens! Once you’ve collected your badge, Arival 360 attendees can use this afternoon of free time to arrange one-on-one meetings in our network lounge, check out attendees, meet with new friends and old.
New to Arival? We invite you to our Arival Induction Session. You’ll get the low-down on the event schedule, networking tips and tricks, and an introduction to the Arival Team.
Evening: Come along to our Arival Welcome Party on Terrace and mingle with The Best Part of Travel.
Tuesday, 19 October
Let the networking begin! The buzz for Arival started months ago and we’re finally here… together. For the first time since October 2019, the In-Destination Experiences Industry is gathering in person. Let’s connect and celebrate the Best Part of Travel.
The Arival Networking Lounge will be jamming with old friends finally able to see each other, hug each other and laugh, and learn together. New friends are welcomed to the community, the only event in the world dedicated specifically to tours, activities, attractions, and experiences.
It is so great to be back in person!
Lunch is served from 11:00 – 12:45, so break bread, share experiences of survival and revival and get ready for the next few days.
Be in your seat in the Arival Theater at 1:00 sharp and be ready to dive right in.
Special sessions, themed rooms, breakouts, and more will all be happening Tuesday afternoon. The pace will be fast and furious. Get ready to drink out of the fire hose.
Are you an Arival Insider Pro? Join the party just for members!
Wednesday, 20 October
A full day is planned. The fire hose is still running and your head will be spinning with great ideas. What sessions should you attend or participate in? Who do you want to meet with? What is best for your business?
Lunch is provided in the middle of the day and will include Topic Table Talks. What do you want to talk about?
There are more options than time, so check out the program carefully (it will be available approximately September 1) and come up with your game plan.
Don’t miss tonight’s Happy Hour Event with an open bar, food, and surprises
Thursday, 21 October
We carry on the learning from Wednesday with a variety of sessions with unique formats designed to encourage maximum engagement and offer peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Plus! Our first ever technology exchange. Operators grab one on one meetings with tech companies, distributors, marketing agencies, and other service providers.
In the afternoon, let’s all head to Universal Orlando® Resort l together. Special half-day tickets are only $75, see you in Harry Potter World? To benefit from this exclusive offer simply click here for full details.