WHAT WILL WE TALK ABOUT?
TRAVEL POST COVID19
DISCERNING POST PANDEMIC SCENARIO IN COVID PRONE & COVID FREE NATIONS.
Panel: This session will open the show talking holistically about the current status of travel and tourism across the globe. The discussion's aim will be to understand what different authorities, countries are doing to keep the businesses afloat, how is the new normal going to look like especially in case of international travel?
COMPREHENDING THE IMPACT OF LOCKDOWN ON THE CIRCULATION OF MONEY IN THE TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY
Fireside Chat: This subject should specifically deal with the 'business' aspect of the travel industry. What can the companies or travel businesses do to cope up with the loss? What should they take care of? Will your customers have enough to spend on travel? Is travel still a good money-making space?
ROLE OF HYGIENE STANDARDS AND SAFETY IN THE TRAVEL SPACE.
Keynote: What kind of travel would be unsafe even after the pandemic- why and for how long? Travel Health and Hygiene are going to be the primary filters for our potential customers. What strategies should companies adopt to ensure the same for their customers?
WHY TRAVEL COMPANIES AND EXPERIENCE CURATORS NEED TO ADOPT SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
Panel: Sustainability is a word that has been buzzing in various industries and sectors. Sustainable lifestyle, carbon footprint, zero-waste lifestyle are concepts that are appealing to a good percentage of the world population. More than a 'social responsibility' responsible tourism can actually be used by travel-based companies to enhance their customer's experience.
KNOW WHERE YOUR CUSTOMERS WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL NEXT.
Fireside Chat: This talk will be centered around the potential locations for travelers in the coming times. Which cities/states/ countries have better tackled COVID? What parameters would decide if the city is safe or unsafe?
DOES THE POST-PANDEMIC TIME REQUIRE TRAVEL COMPANIES TO CHANGE THEIR BUSINESS MODELS?
Keynote: New strategies and game plans for travel businesses. Key factors that can help companies to not just stay in business but also flourish.
FUTURE OF TRAVEL
DECODING THE WORLD TOURISM STATISTICS AND THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC.
Fireside Chat: Understanding the current statistics about the various aspects of world tourism. What are the inferences one can draw from them? And how can one be much prepared for what's coming later?
MUST KNOW SALES AND MARKETING TOOLS FOR TRAVEL COMPANIES TO BUILD A STRONG BRAND.
Keynote: Now that the world has timed-out for a while, what are the things companies can work on to improve their brand value? This would also talk about the things that would matter while you are interacting with your target audience. What would be the new parameters for selling your products or service?
LOCAL TOURISM AND DOMESTIC TRAVEL- THE NEW FOCAL POINTS FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY.
Panel: The fact that international tours are projected to be on a stand-still for quite a while, the focus has shifted to domestic travel. What opportunities does that hold for businesses and how can one take advantage of that?
HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD
Fireside Chat: A hotel in Italy is offering free stay post COVID19, would such tactics work?
Hotels, hostels, Bed & Breakfast have suffered. What will prove to be a silver lining for them? This session would holistically address the hospitality industry- what would work, what wouldn't in the post COVID era.
EMERGING TREND OF VIRTUAL REALITY- DREAM TRIPS, TRIP TEASERS, GUIDED VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES, AND MUCH MORE.
Keynote: Technology has always been a boost to Travel in many ways. Now it's gone a step up, travel in the virtual world. What prospects does that hold? This session would be a perfect opportunity for cinematographers, photographers, and video content creators to understand the changing dynamics of virtual tours and VR.
ROLE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES & LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN REVIVING INDIAN TOURISM.
Panel: This session will have a detailed discussion of the potential opportunities for local businesses. Will local tourism get a boost? How can we work with local tourism boards, communities, and local authorities to boost domestic tourism.
DID PORTUGAL GET IT RIGHT? WHAT I LEARNT AFTER A 14-DAY CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP IN THE NEW NORMAL.
Fireside Chat: The pandemic has already brought new protocols into the picture. How is this supposed to affect us, especially in the case of international travel? What should travel enthusiasts and travel companies be ready for?
Find out more from the experience of Sheree Mitchell during her 14-day cross country trip across Portugal
THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM THE EUROPEANS TO REVIVE OUR BUSINESS.
Keynote: Analyzing and understanding the European travel market. European countries are opening up to local tourism, some are coming up with innovative offerings to attract tourists, what can we learn from them?
SCOPE FOR CO-WORKING SPACES AND CAFE'S IN CONTEXT TO THE EMERGING CONCEPT OF 'SLOW TRAVEL'
Panel: We can observe longer durations of stays due to the COVID 19 outbreak, as the travelers now need to spend a minimum period of quarantine. This also involves them working from these remote destinations- what does that hold for the co-living and co-working spaces? How can they ensure that they draw a good number of travelers from different locations? What changes in hospitality such companies must expect?
TOOLS AND TIPS FOR EFFICIENT REMOTE WORKING
Fireside Chat: Remote Working is definitely on the rise. More people are adopting this new lifestyle. But traveling, adapting to new places, and new people can surely be distracting. How can they ensure productivity no matter where they go? This can also be an insightful discussion for companies who are planning to allow more employees to remote work.
FUTURE OF TRAVEL BLOGGING
STRATEGIES TO SURVIVE THE LACK OF TRAVEL FOR TRAVEL INFLUENCERS
Keynote: This session would dig deeper into influencer marketing and its increasing scope in the travel space. How are travel influencers and writers sailing through this crisis? What all can be done to sustain themselves. Can their Community play a key role?
LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC- THE BLOGGERS' PERSPECTIVE
Panel: Bloggers' take on the current situation, how are they innovating, and staying put in the travel business. How has the content game changed completely during the lockdown, considering that the digital medium is all we have?
LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC- A NOMADS' PERSPECTIVE
Panel: Where do travel nomads see the travel trend to be headed? Will the post-pandemic time make digital nomadism more adoptable or difficult?
Monday 10th Aug 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM