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TRAVEL DISTRIBUTION FORUM

​13 - 15 OCT

PRAGUE, CZ

Topics
Group Discussion

Herewith some general questions to foster a focus and framework for discussion, but as ever go where the conversation leads you. Be insightful.

  • Is it time for travel to trade quality for quantity?  How?  Is overtourism resolved?

  • Will the current concern for sustainability, personal health & security persist?  Who will pay for it?
     

  •  Will the business modus/travel be transformed?
     

  • For many Covid has been digitally transformational; What role will technology have in enabling this digital shift for travel?

  • Can start-ups survive the forecast gradual return (2 years?) to normalcy?  How?

 

  • Is AI dead and buried?  If not, why not?

 

  • Have OTAs been knocked off their perch?

 

  • What new products/travel styles will emerge from the crisis?

 

Agenda

OCT 13

 WELCOME EVENING  - LE PALAIS 

18:00

Wine tasting at Le Palais

PRAGUE 2021

20:00

Dinner at Le Palais

OCT 14

 WORKING SESSION  - LE PALAIS 

09:00

MyCovid

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

10:00

So exactly where are we now? 

Don Birch

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Picture quiz - All

11:30

Breakout groups

13:00

Lunch at Le Palais

PM

Fun in the Prague area

20:00

Dinner at Prague Old Town

OCT 15

 CLOSING SESSION  - LE PALAIS 

10:30

Key Note - TBD

11:00

Breakout groups - Feedback

13:00

Departures

 
 

Attendees

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

GROUP 1

Don Birch

The PLUs Forum Founder & Organizer

Travel Distribution & Ops Expert

Max Izmaylov

Winding Tree

Founder & CEO

Marc Hofmann

Checkmybus

Founder & CEO

David Soskin

Howzat Partners

Ex Cheap Tickets

GROUP 2

Pedro Anderson

Winding Tree

Founder & COO

Sacha Hausmann

Stellant Partners

Investor

Chuck Ehredt

Currency Alliance

Founder & CEO

Eric Leopold

ThreeDot CEO

Travel & Aviation consulting

Will Phillipson

Kyte CEO

Ex CTO Silverrail

GROUP 3

Alex Bainbridge

Busy Rooms

Bed bank COO

Charlotte Lamp Davies

A Bright Approach ltd

Marketing on Steroids

Casey Davy

Autoura

Founder & CEO

Justin Morshead

VP Corp Dev

The Venue

Le Palais Art Hotel Prague

U Zvonařky 1, Prague, Czechia

 
 

ABOUT US

The PLUs Forum

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As an industry Forum, we seek to enable meaningful exchanges and learning.

The PLUsForum draws together like-minded travel distribution experts with a range of skill and experience sets.

Each year, we meet to update on the past year, catch up with old friends and meet new Forum members.

Never more than twenty attendees, in ten years, the Forum has welcomed over 80 different participants and has visited ten countries.

Don Birch

Founder & Organiser, Don has decades experience in most facets of travel distribution and operations.  The Forum is his attempt to give a little back to the Community that has given him so many opportunities.

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