The leaders of three of the UK’s market-leading tour operators will be among the keynote speakers for Travel Weekly’s annual Future of Travel Conference, to be held in partnership with Google on Wednesday, September 15.
The conference will take place in central London and will once again focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the travel industry at the close of the traditional summer season.
Confirmed speakers include Tui northern region managing director Andrew Flintham, Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy and easyJet holidays chief executive Garry Wilson, who will appear alongside a host of other leading executives from the industry and related sectors.
The return to an in-person conference follows two successful virtual Future of Travel events during the Covid-19 pandemic – last autumn’s Future of Travel Week and the recent Future of Travel Spring Forum – which both included interviews and discussions with many of travel’s biggest names.
Lucy Huxley, Travel Weekly editor-in-chief, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Google and confirm our first three outstanding speakers as we plan for the Future of Travel portfolio to return with its first face-to-face event in 18 months.
“We have been fortunate to hear from some of the world’s leading travel executives and an array of experts from associated fields since the first Future of Travel event in 2019, and we know places will be in high demand as we plan yet-another agenda-setting programme.”
She added: “The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a previously unimaginable toll on travel businesses, who are now plotting their own routes to recovery. Like all Travel Weekly business events, our Future of Travel conferences and forums aim to offer insight and advice as we look to support our readers and partners, and this will be no exception.”
In addition to a focus on supply and distribution with the three leading tour operators, the event will also include debates and presentations on a range of other topics in addition to exclusive insight from Google.
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