Contiki Launches ‘The Future Of Travel’ Virtual Event

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Contiki will be hosting a free live event as part of its ongoing monthly Travel Talks series. The company has invited leading experts in the travel industry to discuss ‘The Future of Travel’ – what this means in today’s context, and how we can contribute to a more sustainable travel in our future.

This event will take place virtually on 10DEC, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. It will be hosted by Adam Armstrong, CEO of Contiki; Hege V. Barnes, director of Innovation Norway; Elena Rodriguez Blanco, CEO and co-founder of Authenticitys; and Carmen Huter, travel photographer and sustainable influencer.

One of the main topics discussed will be youth travellers. Social listening shows a 178% increase in activism over the past 12 months amongst young people, with inequality, sustainability and identity as the biggest topics of focus. This mindset will shift the way younger individuals want to travel and what they want to achieve with their travels.

“The youth travel audience will be one of the most significant contributors to bringing travel back – their resilience and optimism in the face of adversity is something we can all harness more of as we adapt to a new world going forward,” says Adam Armstrong, CEO of Contiki.

“The future of travel will be as exciting as it will be different; as a brand, Contiki continues to innovate with trips and experiences that reflect our ever-evolving climate, championing conscious, sustainable and thoughtful travel,” he concludes.

Additionally, the panel will explore sustainable travel tips and trends, how to make travel count in 2021, and ways to support rebuilding local communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Contiki’s will also frame conversations around the positive ways young people can contribute to bringing travel back.

Canadian travel agents and clients can register here and will need to download GoTo Webinar to take part. Attendees can send any questions they have for the panel in advance who will aim to answer these on the night. They’ll also be able to direct questions to the panel during the event via the Chat function.

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