Coronavirus: Hotelbeds webinar series to focus on pandemic challenges and opportunities

Coronavirus: Hotelbeds webinar series to focus on pandemic challenges and opportunities

First Travel Talk Webinar will take place on June 18

A new monthly webinar series that will focus on the challenges to the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched by Hotelbeds.

The leading global bed bank has announced the launch of Travel Talk Webinars that will highlight the impact as well as opportunities for recovery.

Each month Travel Talk will be hosted by Hotelbeds and will feature panellist of leading experts from across the industry such as hoteliers and lobby groups, plus travel buyers such as tour operators, airlines and point redemption schemes.

Travel Talk’s first edition will take place on June the 18 at 5pm CET/11am ET and the topic will be ‘What does the journey to recovery look like?‘.

This first panel will address key issues such as how to look out for the signs of recovery, how travel companies should adapt their business for when the recovery begins, and a debate around the biggest challenges the industry faces, both now and in the future.

Paul Anthony, commercial excellence and global partnerships sourcing director at Hotelbeds will moderate the panel Comprised of Maribel Rodríguez, senior vice president at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Michael Savage, director of American Airlines Vacations, and Cheryl Williams, regional vice president at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach and HIGHGATE Hawaii.

Gareth Matthews, director of marketing and communications at Hotelbeds said: “For some time we´ve been working hard behind-the-scenes to help our partners respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

“But we felt that the combination of our strong industry knowledge and global portfolio of leading industry partners places us in a unique position to produce significant insights and advice for the industry as a whole.

“One of the most appropriate ways to present this is via a programme of free webinars that everyone in the industry is welcome to join. We have some impressive guests planned for both this first edition and the future webinars that will form part of the programme. Watch this space.”

The webinar is open to anyone in the industry to attend via the  registration page.