Program highlights include:
The “Down Under” Pandemic Experience: Understand how Australia and New Zealand have navigated COVID-19 and what the immediate and near future holds for travel.
Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research
Jo Palmer, director of Australia and New Zealand, Brand USA
The Future of the Aussie and Kiwi Traveler: The travel industry’s leading voices join a panel to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the structure of the tourism industry, and what that means going forward.
Moderator: Bruce Piper, managing editor and publisher, Travel Daily
Brett Jardine, managing director, Council of Australia Tour Operators (CATO)
Tom Manwaring, chairman, Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) (and CEO, Express Travel Group)
Brent Thomas, president, Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (and COO, House of Travel)
Targeting Aussie and Kiwi Travelers for Recovery: Tourist Tracka will showcase innovative technology to help U.S. partners identify which travelers are most likely to rebound first, providing an in-depth look into the right profile of traveler to be marketing to.
Brendan Watmore, co founder and CEO, Tourist Tracka
The Aviation Outlook “Down Under”: Air New Zealand and United Airlines will share the airlines’ plans for the return of travel to the U.S. and what they think is the most important for recovery.
Julie Reid, director Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti sales, United Airlines
Tommy Lindblad, marketing manager Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Southeast Asia, United Airlines
Kathryn Robertson, group general manager sales, Air New Zealand
How are Media Preparing for the Return of U.S. Travel? : An in-depth look at the media landscape and emerging trends. The panelists will discuss how the media landscape has evolved throughout the past year, current consumer sentiment, and demand.
Moderator: Rob McFarland, freelance travel writer
Ben Groundwater, Australian freelance travel writer
Stephanie Holmes, travel editor, New Zealand Herald
Registration* must be completed by Monday, May 10 at 9:00 AM EDT.
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