Profi.Travel media holding has opened registration for the international exhibition of foreign tourism “Online Travel Mart: Winter 20/21”. This is probably the largest travel exhibition of 2020, which is encouraging. Despite the pandemic, representatives of traditional travel destinations want to talk about their product and expect a strong response.
The partners of the exhibition are travel agencies from Greece, Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Riga. Information support is provided by the Tourism Association of Asia and the Pacific (PATA), the Association of National Tourist Offices in Russia (ANTOR), Phocuswright, Amadeus IT holding, the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT) and the professional community Radio Travel.
“It is obvious that the market was very much looking forward to such a representative exit exhibition,” says Evgenia Taganova, project manager Profi.Travel. – Travel agents and tour operators lack up-to-date information about what is happening at the resorts – you need to monitor the situation, because it is not known which of the directions will be available for tourism tomorrow. We have gathered exhibitors from Europe, Asia, the Middle East … Even the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean are represented. The composition of the participants is unique for this season! ”
More than 100 hours of presentations of destinations, hotels, tour operators, airlines and DMCs, as well as thematic days of Poland, Hungary, Riga, Belarus, await the guests of the exhibition. Several days will be devoted to the UAE.
The uniqueness of the exhibition is not only in the geography of the exhibitors. Profi.Travel understands that the question “how to live further” is faced by all market players. Therefore, the company has prepared a business program that is unprecedented in terms of the level of experts and the list of topics.
Those who change win
“We want to show how the tourism market has changed at all levels,” the General Director of Profi.Travel announces the concept of the event. Alexey Vengin– Global trends will be presented by experts from PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), Amadeus and Phocuswright, a leader in tourism research. The analytical center of our company will tell you how global trends have affected the Russian tourist. ”
In total, 15 broadcasts were prepared within the framework of the business program. The analytics will be provided with simultaneous translation into English. Experts will discuss strategies for preparing air carriers for a difficult winter, transforming relations between agents and tour operators.
We will pay special attention to the responsibility of travel agencies to consumers and ways of restructuring business within the legal framework.
The Profi.Travel editorial staff recommends watching the following broadcasts online in order to be able to ask questions to the speakers:
October 12, 13:30 Moscow time… “How the European market is recovering: new priorities for tourists”, speaker –MedlineList, analyst – researcher Phocuswright.
October 12, 14: 00 Moscow time… “Travel trends of the pandemic era in the Asian and Pacific market that will stay with us forever”, speaker – Paul Pruangkarn, Director of Communications and External Relations of PATA (Asia Pacific Travel Association).
October 12, 14: 30 Moscow time… “The global tourism market: how demand is changing and the tourism industry is reviving”, speaker – Sasha Nau, Director of Marketing and Communications Amadeus in Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe.
October 12, 14: 50 MSK… “The Russian tourist market in a global context: a new portrait of a tourist and trends in the tourist business”, speaker – Nadezhda Ebel, director of the analytical center Profi.Travel.
October 12, 15: 30 Moscow time… “How will the sectoral law change: should agents be afraid of the introduction of a register, will booking centers remain on the market, what new rules will appear in the new year?”, Speaker – Elena Lysenkova, Head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety, Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation.
October 20, 15: 30 Moscow time… “What tendencies in the air transportation market does Rostourism see?” Speaker – Dmitry Gorin, advisor to the head of Rostourism, chairman of the board of directors of the Vipservice holding.
Retail will have its say
For the first time in the exhibition program – a series of interviews with the heads of travel agencies “Coffee with the director of TA”. Frank informal conversations will open the working days of the exhibition. A total of 9 issues are planned. The main theme: “How can a travel agent integrate into the new reality?” The guests of the editorial office will be both heads of network associations and independent agents. By the way, the heroes of the most resonant interviews will have a pleasant surprise. – tickets to Turkey. Support your like-minded people!
What to bet on?
Unlike in previous years, planning this winter season and making sales forecasts is extremely difficult. At OTM: Winter 2020/21, national tourist offices, hotels, host companies will share with guests their vision of which tourist product is worth betting on.
Let us draw your attention to two trends. It is quite expected that the demand for wellness holidays is growing. The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary devote their presentations to this topic.
In addition, a quality beach holiday is always in demand. The customer in this segment is demanding, and a thorough knowledge of the nuances of the product is required for successful sales. Premium hotels have prepared a whole cycle of broadcasts. We recommend visiting master classes at Bellis Deluxe Hotel in Turkey, V-Hotels Group in Greece and Italy, and more than 15 hotels in the UAE.
We combine useful with pleasant
Prizes – a good tradition of Profi.Travel exhibitions. And the pandemic is not a reason to break it. The sponsor of the prize fund of the online exhibition “OTM: Winter 20/21” is a tour operator ANEX Tour… The company will give 10 tickets to Turkey to active participants of the event:
- 5 tickets: for the leaders of the online exhibition rating;
- 5 tickets: for directors of travel agencies – participants of the project “Coffee break with the director”.
Registered participants can also receive an official personalized diploma… It will appear on the personal profile on Profi.Travel on November 3 for those who watch live 10 or more broadcasts of the business and training program.
Participate in a unique online exhibition
OTM WINTER 20/21
► October 12 – November 2 ◄