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TTG Return to Touring & Adventure conference

15 - 16 JUNE 2021 | VIRTUAL

Conference Programme

FESTIVAL 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.

 

DAY ONE

 

14.00 - 14.10 Welcome & Introduction

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14.10 - 14.30 Panel: Welcome to a world of opportunity

 

Against the backdrop of the pandemic there are many ways the touring & adventure sector has adapted to comply with government regulations, meet the needs of customers and ensure safety. Learn how it can provide you with so many options for your clients as travel restarts.

 

Michael Priest

 

Michael Priest
Head of tours, Mercury Holidays

Sarah Weetman

 

Sarah Weetman

Head of trade sales, Travelsphere

John Warr

 

John Warr
Global sales director, Wendy Wu

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14.30 -15.10 Agent training

 

Tune in for the first of this afternoon's training presentations (15 minutes each) to find out more about Chile and Mercury Holidays. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute live Q&A.

Chile Mercury

 

15.10 - 15. 25 BREAK & NETWORKING

 

15.25 - 15.55 Panel: Coming back responsibly

 

Responsibility has become even more prominent through the pandemic as we see how the world has changed. As touring and adventure travel restarts and humans begin to explore the world once more, how can we limit our negative impact on the environment and ensure we are contributing positively to local communities?

 

 

Joanna Reeve

Head of business development & partnerships, Intrepid Travel

 

Rudyard Ullrich Zulic

 

Rudyard Ullrich Zulic

Head of international markets and marketing sub dictorate, Chile Travel

 

Tim Williamson

 

Tim Williamson

Customer director, Responsible Travel

 

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15.55 -16.35 Agent training

 

The next two training presentations of the afternoon (15 minutes each) will allow you to find out more about Saga and Wendy Wu. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute live Q&A.

 

Saga Wendy Wu

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16.30 - 16.40 Closing remarks

DAY TWO

09.30 - 09.40 Welcome and Introduction

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09.40 - 10.10 Panel: The big return

 

With travel finally restarting after a 15-month hiatus, what does this mean for the touring & adventure sector? With its own unique logistics, a wide range of destinations and travel styles, when will it open up and how will this happen safely? We ask representatives from across the sector for their insights.

 

Iain Powell

 

Iain Powell
Head of commercial partnerships & trade sales, Saga

Tom Morgan


Tom Morgan

Head of agency sales, UK & Ireland, Riviera

Mark Henderson

 

Mark Henderson
Head of product west,

Gold Medal

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10.10 - 11.10 Agent training

 

Join us for four training presentations (10 minutes each) to find out more about Birmingham Airport, Catalonia, Exodus Travels, and Travel Curious. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute live Q&A.

 

Birmingham Airport Catalonia Exodus Travels

Travel Curious

 

11.10 - 11.25 BREAK & NETWORKING

 

11.25 - 11.45 Panel: How have we prepared for the return journey?

 

Two TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies finalists discuss what they have done to prepare for the return of the sector.

 

Nicki Tempest-Mitchell


Nicki Tempest-Mitchell

Sales & marketing director,

Barrhead Travel

Rob Kenton


Rob Kenton

Managing director,

Triangle Travel

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11.45 - 12.45 Agent training 4

 

Time for the final four training presentations (10 minutes each) to find out more about Gold Medal, Intrepid, Riviera Travel and Travelsphere. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute live Q&A.

 

Gold Medal Intrepid Riviera Travel Travelsphere

 

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12.45 - 12.50 Closing Remarks

Headline Partner

Gold Partners

Chile
Mercury Holidays
Saga
Wendy Wu Tours

Silver Partners

Birmingham Airport
Catalonia
Exodus
Gold Medal
Intrepid Travel
Riviera Travel
Travel Curious
Travelsphere
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