The world’s top Travel Industry executives will be meeting for the 5th bi-annual “E-commerce for Travel” conference, to be held in the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 26-28 2001.
Up to 1000 attendees covering the entire spectrum of the industry are expected to congregate to hear from over 100 top-class speakers, representing companies such as Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline, Disney Internet Group, Continental Airlines, LastMinuteTravel.com, Lowestfare.com, Nielsen//Netratings, Gómez Advisors, Adventureseek.com, FairAir and United Airlines. There are over 400 attendees already registered from leading Travel companies.
The event begins on Monday 26th February with interactive workshops and a sneak preview of the free exhibition - the biggest exhibition to date organized by EyeforTravel, with over 50 booths and 500 exhibition-only attendees predicted to be present. The two main conference days will comprise of seven keynote speeches followed by the “Keynote Debate” and four separate tracks, focussing on the hottest topics in the business.
The conference agenda covers the themes of Financial Analysis and Marketing, Technology and the latest Applications, Industry Analysis and Content for the Mobile Market and an entire track dedicated to the latest developments in e-procurement and exchanges for the Airline and Hospitality industries, in conjunction with the concurrent “E-business for Aerospace and Airlines USA” show. Sponsors include Centerpost Corporation and Leisure Travel News, amongst others.
Wireless technologies, applications and sales will be a key focus of the show, as the Travel Industry moves into this potentially lucrative market and distribution medium. The illustrious panellists, presenters and keynote speakers will discuss profitable wireless content, partnerships, and new sales and marketing techniques, amongst other topics, as the industry gets to grips with how to make money from this opportunity.
“This event provides a benchmark for the Travel Industry as we move into the New Year - it will be where new partnerships are made and where real business will be done” says Paloma Cid, the Conference Director.
The “E-commerce for Travel USA 2001” event is part of a worldwide series that began with shows in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Miami in 1999, and San Francisco, Brussels, Atlanta and Singapore in 2000. After the Los Angeles conference the series moves on to Paris, New Orleans and Singapore for conferences in 2001.