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Agenda 2021

THURSDAY 25 MARCH | 14:00-17:00

Agenda 2021 Programme

The PM has announced the roadmap for England to emerge from lockdown, prompting a surge in bookings by Brits eager to get away. But with certain MPs warning it is “too soon” to be booking holidays, how confident is the industry of a strong summer? Will the pent up demand for travel be realised this year? What will the travel experience look like? Will holidays be more costly – and will consumers be prepared to pay for them if so?


Using exclusive new research into consumer behaviour by TTG Media seminar partner PwC, this latest Agenda 2021 seminar will address these points and more as we explore when – and how – will travel restart?


The consumer - and trade - appetite for international travel in 2021

Analysing the results of fresh research carried out in recent weeks by TTG and PwC, UK Hospitality and Leisure Leader, PwC David Trunkfield explores the outlook for the UK travel industry, whether Brits are likely to be heading abroad this summer and how industry bosses are preparing for the months ahead.In

David Trunkfield


David Trunkfield

Hospitality and leisure lead, PwC



Vaccine passports, tests and facemasks – what does travelling look like post Covid?
Digital passports, vaccine certificates, numerous tests – how can the travel industry keep consumers safe and reassured as they begin to travel again? Heathrow’s chief operating officer Emma Gilthorpe discusses the measures put in place to protect passengers, whether the travel experience has changed for good and how the industry can reassure customers it is safe to travel.

Emma Gilthorpe


Emma Gilthorpe

Chief operating officer, Heathrow Airport



Shifting horizons: When will cruise be back on the map?

Three months into the new year and we still have no sign from government as to when cruise will be back on the agenda. This panel debates what needs to happen to convince government to put cruise back on the map, how long it will take the industry to win back consumer confidence and whether the long term cruise experience will have changed for good as a result of this crisis.

Edwina Londsdale

Brian Salerno

Bob Sanguinetti

Edwina Londsdale,

Managing director,

Mundy Cruising

Brian Salerno,

Senior vice-president, Maritime Policy, CLIA

Bob Sanguinetti,

Chief executive,

Chamber of Shipping


The Big Interview… with Robert Courts, minister for aviation and maritime

Three months after joining TTG’s Agenda 2021 seminar in December, the UK’s minister for aviation and maritime Robert Courts returns to face questions from TTG editor Sophie Griffiths. Will international travel really resume on May 17? When will international cruising return? And what will travel - both flying and cruising - look like when it does, with vaccine passports, hotel quarantines and testing all still expected to be part of the mix. Join TTG’s Big Interview to find out the government’s plans for travel in 2021.

Robert Courts


Robert Courts

Minister for aviation and maritime




Following the key findings being shared during the event, all attendees will be emailed a complimentary copy of the latest TTG/PwC Agenda 2021 report.

Authored by TTG and PwC, this mid-term report will look into how the appetite for international travel is evolving among consumers in 2021, whilst answering some key questions about what the shape of the industry will look like as it emerges from the crisis.

Research among travel company leaders will look into how the industry is defining the future - while a consumer study completed for the report in mid-March, will lay bare consumers’ sentiments towards future travel.

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