TTG New to Touring & Adventure conference

Monday 23 March

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Conference Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Take a look at the incredible line-up of expert-led sessions that are set to provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills that are needed to send your customers on a new adventure.

 

 

8.45 Festival opens

 

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9.10 Welcome

 

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9.20-9.35 A whole world of opportunity

 

Learn how and why touring and adventure is one of the fastest-growing sectors in travel, and why agents should tap into this lucrative market.

Speaker:

Pippa Jacks, group editor, TTG Media

 

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9.35-10.05 A tour for every client

 

Representatives from the small group adventures sector, the escorted touring sector and the tailor-made sector describe the differences between these touring experiences, and how to find the best fit for your client.

Speakers:

Julie Franklin, Head of agency sales, Inghams

Mark Henderson, senior product and commercial officer, Travel 2

Dan Jackson, agency sales manager, Exodus Travels

 

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10.05 - 10.35 Tapping into groups business

 

Working with a tour operator on an exclusive departure can be a lucritive way to sell more touring, and to build a loyal customer base. Tour operators who work closely with agents on group bookings describe how they can help.

Speakers:

Glen Thomas, head of group sales and partnerships, Wendy Wu Tours

David Hood, national sales manager, Mercury Holidays

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10.35 - 10.50 Coffee break & Trade Fair

 

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10.50 - 11.20 Our journey in touring and adventure

 

Two travel agencies already enjoying success in selling touring and adventure share their journey's including marketing tips and what they've learned along the way.

Marion Owen, owner, Marion Owen Travel

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11.20 - 12.35 Speed networking or Trade Fair

 

 

12.35 - 1.10 Lunch and Trade Fair

 

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1.10 - 1.40 Going solo

 

Organised tours are particularly attractive for those travelling alone. We ask a leading solo touring operator what the experience is like for solo travellers joining a group with people they've never met, and how agents should sell it.

Karylin Sempers, Tour Manager, Just You

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1.40 - 2.55 Speed networking or Trade Fair

 

2.55 - 3.10 Quick coffee break & Trade Fair

 

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3.10 - 3.45 Sell touring & adventure on social media

 

Digital expert Ginger Juice shares tips on sourcing and posting social media content to maximum effect, to win new touring and adventure business online.

Speaker:

Bruce Martin, managing director, Ginger Juice

 

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3.45 - 4.20 Meet the tour guide

 

Sara Lamzouaq, one of Intrepid Travel's female tour leaders in Morocco, describes what makes Morocco such an inspiring destination, what clients can expect on a small group adventure in Morocco, and how she became one of the first female tour leaders in the country thanks to a gender equality initiative by Intrepid Travel Group.

Speaker:

Sara Lamzouaq, tour leader, Intrepid Travel

 

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4.20 Conference close

Headline Partner

Gold Partners

Aurora Expeditions
Chile
Mercury Holidays
Saga
Wendy Wu Tours

Silver Partners

Birmingham Airport
Catalonia
Exodus
Explore
Great Rail Journeys
Inghams
Intrepid Travel
Riviera Travel
Travel 2
Travelsphere
Brand USA
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