Trade Shows and EventsArival to present research on how Asian and APAC travellers are booking tours, activities and attractions.

Arriving in Bangkok in June, a new travel show

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Arival has been launched for the creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions throughout the Asia region. Photo Credit: izzetugutmen/Getty Images
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Arival in Bangkok will feature a conference component, technology workshops, and sponsored demo labs. There will be exclusive research on how Asian and APAC travellers are booking tours, activities and attractions, what they expect, and what they are most interested in doing on their trips.

A new travel industry event in Asia called Arival is scheduled for Bangkok June 24-26. 

Arival has been launched for the creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions throughout the Asia region and beyond.

Arival founder and CEO Douglas Quinby said Arival would help tourism activity operators navigate fast-moving changes in digital marketing, distribution, OTA relations, the rise of travel experiences, and personalisation.

Foodie tours, theme parks, museums, golf trips, sporting events, and eco-adventures are among more than 100 in-destination activities making up the 400+ attendees targeted to attend. 

At the Bangkok event operators will interact with enablers such as TripAdvisor Experiences, Klook, BeMyGuest, Ctrip, Veltra, Google, iVenture Card, Changi Recommends, GlobalTix, and others.

The new Arival event in Bangkok follows similar successful launch events in the USA and Europe.

“Arival is dedicated to advancing the business of creating amazing and profitable in-destination experiences,” says Quinby, a travel industry analyst and speaker focused on the tours, attractions and activities sector.

The in-destination sector is worth an estimated US$170 billion a year, says Arival. It is the third largest part of the travel industry after aviation and accommodation.

Arival in Bangkok will feature a conference component, technology workshops, and sponsored demo labs. There will be exclusive research on how Asian and APAC travellers are booking tours, activities and attractions, what they expect, and what they are most interested in doing on their trips.

Some of the key speakers who have been announced so far include Baidi Li, regional director (APAC) TripAdvisor Experiences; Wilfred Fan, COO, Klook; Joost Timmer, CEO iVenture Card; Blanca Menchaca, co-founder & CEO, BeMyGuest; Laurent Kuenzle, CEO, Asian Trails; Jeannie Lim, executive director, Singapore Tourism Board; Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA; Weiping Liao, deputy GM, Ctrip; Laura Blackhall, founder & CEO, Hello! Tours; Lien Nguyen, CEO, I Love Asia Tour .

They will address concerns unique to the in-destination travel sector. “How travellers plan for and book experiences is completely different from how they book hotels and air tickets,” says Quinby.


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