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More industry leaders join Travel Weekly conference line-up

The bosses of Hotelplan UK, Miles Morgan Travel and the Institute of Customer Service are among the latest speakers to be confirmed for Travel Weekly’s Future of Travel Conference in September.

Hotelplan UK chief executive Joe Ponte, Miles Morgan Travel chairman Miles Morgan and ICS chief executive Jo Causon will join a line-up including Jet2 chief executive Steve Heapy, easyJet holidays chief executive Garry Wilson, Hays Travel chair and owner Dame Irene Hays, Travel Counsellors chief executive Steve Byrne, P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow and dnata Travel Group chief executive Ailsa Pollard.

Other newly-announced speakers include Joanna Kolatsis, director of Themis Advisory, Chris Photi, head of travel and leisure at White Hart Associates, and Martin Alcock, director of the Travel Trade Consultancy.

The conference will take place at Google’s offices in central London on September 22 and continues a partnership between Travel Weekly and Google on the Future of Travel series.

In addition to panel discussions and presentations, the conference will also mark the start of a partnership between Travel Weekly and ITV, the UK’s largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster.

Delegates will receive insights into consumer trends, including exclusive research findings from the ITV Village viewer community into “the new rules of travel in terms of mainstream consumer behaviour”.

Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “The Future of Travel Conference is set to be an essential event as we take stock of the summer season.

“I am incredibly grateful to our newly-announced speakers for joining a fantastic line-up, and to Google and our partners for their support.”

The conference will be supported by premium sponsors Hurtigruten, Inspiretec, Norwegian Cruise Line and Paysafe; and sponsors A-Rosa, Gibraltar Tourist Board, Greek National Tourist Office, InterLnkd, Protected Trust Services, Themis Advisory and Travelzoo.

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