The Travolution European Summit returns to The Brewery, London on February 28, 2023. The Summit has been brought forward as the brand provides a platform that supports technology suppliers to meet with new clients at a crucial time in the business year.
This year's #metatravel theme reflects on how the way consumers will interact with technology is changing and that travel firms must be prepared for that.
We will be joined by senior travel and non-travel industry leaders who will present, discuss and debate how technology and digital developments are set to shape the future of travel.
The summit will also include a one-to-one meetings schedule after it was successfully introduced for the first time in 2022. Suppliers and buyers will agree to pre-confirmed 15-minute meetings with attending delegates during an extended lunchbreak.
Whether there’s an evolution or a revolution on the horizon, register for the 2023 Summit and get prepared for a Travolution. Register your interest today.
In August 2021 singer Ariane Grande claimed a new record when 78 million fans ‘attended’ her concert in popular online shoot ‘em up game Fortnite.
Fast-growing online gaming platform Roblox now hosts both virtual and real-life events attended by communities that ‘met’ online. And when Chinese esports team EGD were crowned League of Legends world champions last year, bars in Shanghai were packed with fans watching the contest.
How are travel and tourism organisations reacting to this blending of virtual and real worlds? And what does this tell us about the prospect of a future ‘metaverse’ and travel’s role in it.
Had COVID not struck in 2020, travel would have entered this decade facing its most challenging period as its impact on the environment comes under ever greater scrutiny.
Now, with the pandemic’s impact receding, attention has turned back to how the sector is doing its bit to decarbonise and to protect the environment and the destinations it serves.
However, despite all the talk about how travel is rising to the challenge, pledges to achieve net zero by 2050 have been described as a ‘big lie’ and the industry stands accused of ‘greenwashing’.
In this session we’ll hear how technology can provide the answers to how travel will deliver on what it says it intends to achieve.
Ralf Usbeck, chief executive, Chain4travel
After the successful introduction in 2022, the Travolution Summit is putting time aside during the conference to bring technology and digital services supplier face-to-face with prospective new clients in pre-arranged hosted meetings.
During this period during lunch delegates who have registered to attend meetings at pre-arranged times will have short one-to-ones with the companies they have chosen to sit down with at the Summit.
In this session we’ll take predictions submitted by our delegates during the day about the future of travel.
Our panel will tackle everything from the sublime to the ridiculous and give their views on what is, or is not, likely to come to pass in the travel industry in the future.
Nothing is off the table, so come armed with your most imaginative predictions. The wackier the better.
Karlijn Vogel-Meijer, head of industry , Meta
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