Next month’s Travoution European Summit will hear from the bosses four leading travel brands about how they are preparing for the travel restart.
Held over online two mornings on October 1 and 2, the annual event will feature two executive interviews on each day with Lastminute Group, On The Beach, Hostelworld and Chinese OTA Trip.com.
The sessions will focus on the challenges posed by the CPVID-19 pandemic and the outlook as travel looks forward to 2021 and beyond.
The summit is themed Reset, Reboot, Restart, reflecting the strategic, technological and logistical challenges facing the sector as it continues to adapt to a world with COVID-19. Sign up for free here.
Details of the Travolution Summit 2020 Executive Interviews:
Marco Corradino, Lastminute Group chief executive
Simon Cooper, On The Beach founder and chief executive
Gary Morrison, Hostelworld chief executive
Shubert Lou, Trip.com chief operating officer
Lee Hayhurst, Travolution executive editor, said: “There’s no doubt that OTAs have been on the front line of this pandemic which has dashed hopes of what we predicted to be a good year for travel.
“It will be fascinating to hear how these four leading brands have reacted to deal with the crisis and taken a look at their businesses to prepare them for the future and the travel rebound.
“As the UK and European travel sectors remain stuck in the pits, now is the time to look ahead and make the necessary decisions to ensure your travel businesses is fine-tuned to get back in the race and into the fast lane.”
The Travolution Summit will feature two-half days, with 14 sessions and around 30 expert speakers culminating in a keynote from former McLaren electronic, data and technology division managing director Peter Van Manen.
He offers insights into how Formula One teams use technology and processes to optimise performance and what travel can learn from the sport.