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The Future of Tour Companies in a Post-COVID World

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Thursday, September 24, 2020From 12:00 to 13:00

Location

Zoom
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Description

After the coronavirus ends, the travel world will look very, very different.

After such a long pause in this huge industry, we've seen many companies going under, many popular destinations drop to zero tourists, many hostels close permanently, and many parts of the industry shift completely.

We're bringing experts in the tour industry together to share their thoughts on what tours are going to look like in a post-COVID world.

Nomadic Matt himself will be moderating this discussion with Bex and Stephen.

🎤 BEX SHAPIRO is the Senior Editorial Manager at Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel company and industry leader in responsible tourism. In this role, she partners with content creators aligned with Intrepid’s passion for travel as a force for good. When she’s not managing blog and social content at work, the Vancouver-based Brit is all about enjoying the outdoors, eating well, communications consultancy and freelance writing. She has been published in The Guardian, VICE, ELLE, and The Huffington Post.

Connect with Bex:
- Intrepid Travel: intrepidtravel.com
- Intrepid’s Facebook: facebook.com/intrepidtravel
- Intrepid's Instagram: instagram.com/intrepidtravel
- Intrepid's Twitter: twitter.com/intrepid_travel
- Personal Instagram: instagram.com/bexshapiro
- Personal Twitter: twitter.com/bexshapiro

🎤 STEPHEN ODDO is a serial travel industry entrepreneur and co-founded multiple companies in the tours & activities sector since 2005. He co-founded WalksofItaly.com, an online travel company for visitors to Italy offering sightseeing and VIP tours, in 2009. Walks has since launched tours in New York, Istanbul, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, London, Athens, New Orleans, and San Francisco, rebranding as TakeWalks.com in 2018. Walks is now one of the largest wholly-owned operators of sightseeing tours in the world, handling hundreds of thousands of passengers annually, covering everything from walking tours, food & wine, day trips, and exclusive travel experiences. Stephen has spoken at numerous tourism events such as WTM London, NYT Travel Show, TBEX, TravelCon, and Arrival. He is an expert in technology and digital strategy, was featured in a NatGeo/Netflix documentary about traveling smart in Rome and has traveled the globe to over 50 countries.

Connect with Stephen:
- Walks: takewalks.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/walkstours
- Instagram: instagram.com/walkstours
- Twitter: twitter.com/walks


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