More than 500 travel industry delegates set to attend. Event will focus on shift towards experience-led travel industry in APAC and Oceania.
BANGKOK, THAILAND – Arival is returning to Bangkok this summer to host the Arival | Activate conference. Arival | Activate, which takes place from June 12-14, 2023, will gather leaders from the experiences industry – tours, activities and attractions – to delve into the major trends shaping travel’s third-largest and fastest-growing sector.
Arival’s June event aims to help experience creators and sellers re-activate their businesses after the pandemic. It will highlight shifts in consumer behavior that are shaping travel experiences across APAC and Oceania in 2023 and beyond.
“Experiences are now a primary driver of travel, with three in five Gen-Z and Millennial travelers prioritizing experiences over things,” said Douglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO of Arival. “But traveler expectations and behavior have changed dramatically as the Asia and Oceania regions have emerged from the pandemic. The Arival | Activate Bangkok conference will deliver the insights, tools and connections that tour, activity and attraction businesses need to gain a competitive edge in this dynamic new landscape.”
More than 500 attendees from across the tours, activities, attractions and experiences sectors are expected to walk through the doors of the 2023 Arival | Activate Bangkok event. The conference – which has secured Klook, Viator, Go City, TUI Musement, BeMyGuest and Headout as partners – will feature an impressive speaker roster spanning many of the experience sector’s most well-known brands.
“Post-pandemic, travelers are prioritizing memorable activities that connect them with local cultures, history and people,” continued Quinby. “They are prepared to pay more for meaningful experiences, and areas such as outdoor pursuits, sightseeing and small group or private tours have grown significantly in popularity since the pandemic. This puts the experiences sector in the limelight, creating a golden opportunity for companies that can give their customers what they want.”
At Arival | Activate, delegates can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of the entire online ecosystem, alongside the most pertinent trends that are shaping travel in the APAC region. Topics that will be of specific relevance at this year’s conference include tapping into revenue opportunities from pent-up travel demand, how new technologies can help enable growth, and how food tourism continues to gain traction in the dynamic new experience-focused travel industry.
Delegates at this year’s Arival | Activate can expect to make connections with a variety of OTAs, DMCs and various other travel companies from across the experiences ecosystem. The event will take place at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.
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