Deliver A Profitable Travel Experience To The Always Connected Consumer
With a combination of an unrivalled speaker line-up, high quality travel industry case studies and ample time for networking, EyeforTravel's Travel Distribution Summit Europe is the No.1 meeting place for senior online travel professionals. Attend this 2 day summit to achieve 2 critical goals -
1) Create the strategy, tools and contacts you need to attract and keep existing customers
2) Understand how your travel customer's behaviour is changing and how you can meet their ever-increasing demands
Want to find the perfect travel partner? Don't miss out - Register your place today. With over 500 senior online travel professionals at the event you are guaranteed to find the right partner to do business with!
4 Key Topics For Discussion in 2013 include:
Technology, Mobile & Innovation:
Mobile Web, Tablet and Social Media - Build a Future Proof Platform to Engage Inspire and Convert The Always-Connected Customer
Use Big Data to Identify New Revenue Generating Opportunities
Marketing & Social Media:
Get to Grips With the New Always-Connected Online Travel Customer - Hear up-to-the-minute Travel Industry Case Studies on Advances in Social Media, Email, Mobile and Search Marketing
Achieve Higher Results Through Seamlessly Connecting Cross-Platform Communications
Distribution & Channel Management:
From New Business Models to the Great OTA Debate - Understand the Real Cost of Your Distribution Channels and Where You Can Cut Costs
From Google to Facebook to Pinterest - Understand How to Work With the Ever-changing Customer Gate Keepers
Revenue Management & Pricing:
Discover How to Achieve Maximum Gross Operational Profit in Unpredictable Times
Find Out How to Improve Your Pricing Strategies Without Expensive Technology Upgrades
EyeforTravelâ€™s Travel Distribution Summit Europe is the original meeting place for senior distribution, e-commerce, marketing, sales, mobile, revenue management and social media executives from across the online travel and hospitality space.
The unrivalled conference programme takes an in-depth look into the business critical issues for online travel professionals in 2013. With over 90 top travel professionals presenting, no other summit offers such a high quality of case studies, hints, tips and game changing debates. View the full conference programme here
With an exciting new venue and programme line-up for 2013, we guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Top speakers for 2013 include: -
Richard Lewis, CEO, Best Western Hotels GB
Mariano Albera, CTO, Thomas cook
Neasa Costin, Global Marketing Solutions, Travel, Facebook
William Beckler, Head of Innovation, Lastminute.com
David Cabreza, Director International Distribution, Hilton Worldwide
David Slocombe, Head of Mobile, Lastminute.com
Andreas Schrader, Head of Internationalization- Mobile, New Ventures & Brand, ODIGEO Group
Brian Hicks, VP RM, InterContinental Hotel Group
Alex Gisbert, Managing Director, International, Low Cost Travel Group
Mark Lankester, CEO, Tune Hotels
Barbara Pezzi, Analytics & Search Optimization, Fairmont Raffles Hotels Internationals
Fabrizio Di Martino, Manager, Mobile Marketing Europe, InterContinental Hotel Group
Stefan Betz, Director of Sales & Distribution, Germanwings GmbH (tbc)
Greg O'Gorman, Head of Partner Marketing, easyJet airline company Ltd
Founder of Expedia, Former Expedia Board Member, Board of Hipmunk.com, Trover.com and HomeAway.com, Former Head of European Operations, Uber.com
Luis Anglada, SVP of eCommerce & Marketing, NH Hotels
Ike Anand, Sr. Director of Strategy and Business Development, Expedia
Interested only in networking with the senior online travel professionals at the event? The 2 day networking event pass is available for Â£450 plus VAT and includes access to the exclusive Networking Boat Party! Find out more.
The Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards Finalists Announced!
EyeforTravel's European Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards seek to reward those brands who are making waves in travel - paving the way for other brands to follow. The awards will take place 23rd May as part of the TDS Europe event. The lucky finalists will each be presenting a 5 minute pitch and can be found here
Who Attends This Event?
2012 saw over 900 senior online travel professionals attend the event from leading hotels, airlines, car hire, tour operators, online travel agents, cruise, GDS, social media sites etc.
Here's what past attendees have to say about the past TDS Europe conference
I believe TDS is a great opportunity to watch out for new trends and also to check what everyone else is doing. It's a bit like Benchmarking on RedBull!
Rui Martins, Web Sales Manager, Pestana Hotels & Resorts
With its increasing focus on consumer payments issues, TDS Europe is demonstrating that it is tuned in to the key topics that are affecting the industry. It's great to see the vibrant event go from strength to strength with such a strong conference programme and a great buzz in a wide ranging exhibition.
Paul Rodgers, Chairman , Vendorcom
The summit provided a great opportunity to learn more about 'Social' developments and also how other organisations are integrating Social Media into marketing mixes. Excellent event for networking with a diverse range of travel organisations.
Janice Kurrle, Marketing Manager, South Australian Tourism Commission
TDS Europe was a great opportunity to make connections in the industry and obtain key insights from the major players.
Lynn Clark, Vice President - Marketing, Traterra
Two days packed with inspiring presentations, debates, talks, tweets and loads and loads of facts and figures on the fast-and-ever-changing tourism industry! The insights will be essential for my work the coming year.
Ole Kjær Mansfeldt, Chief R&D Manager, Wonderful Copenhagen
It's was a very productive summit many of the seminars were very interesting. Gladly would recommend the summit to anyone in the travel industry.
Maarten Esveldt, Owner, Safe Wings
It was a good opportunity to reflect about our industry and to share thoughts and some insights with other industry leaders and new ventures.
Andreas Schräder, Head of Internationalization, Mobile, New Ventures, and Brands, ODIGEO
It was well organized and had lots of sessions to choose.
Teodora Vandeva, Reservations Supervisor, Grand Hotel Sofia
Coming to this event made me realise that events like this should happen more often.
Rita Lança, Web Sales Executive, Pestana Hotels & Resorts
Very grateful for the opportunity to attend the event. Great speakers and a great eye opener.
Hicham Issaouti, General Manager, Wereldtickets.nl
This show will definitely be on my events calendar next year.
Kyra Willis, Media Sales Manager, Airtransport Publishing Ltd
A very interesting conference! I particularly liked the fact that there was a lot of interaction possible between the speakers and the attendants.
Mark Hellemans, Coordinator GDS & New Technologies, Sirius Travel Service
I came away from the event full of ideas and renewed inspiration. I have written loads of notes, gained new people to follow and even had a tear in my eye during the Disney presentation. Online Travel is a fantastic industry and gathering the core influencers in a room is a win/win for all delegates.
David Thompson Jones, Ecommerce Manager - Holidays, Shearings
As a presenter it was a great opportunity to network with people in the industry and to get the word out about our product. Very thankful for that opportunity.”
Daniel Reilly, MD, Blink Booking
It was very enlightening and great place for networking. The arrangements were good.
Meena G. Raju, Global Marketing Director, Global Hotel Exchange
The event dealt with many of the pressing issues in which the travel industry is struggling to understand to negotiate the evolving marketing/distribution world.
Peter Myers, Editor, Reuters Business Traveller, Thomson Reuters