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Travel DAZE 2020 is just around the corner! Have you registered?

The travel industry’s most thought-provoking conference is on next month, and this year we’re doing things a little differently.

Travel Weekly is committed to bringing you the usual high-quality content in a COVID-safe way, so Travel DAZE is going virtual in 2020.

The event (which will be the only industry event of its scale in Australia this year) will bring together the best minds from within the travel sector, along with external experts, to foster its recovery.

The industry has battled its share of disruption from natural disasters, political upheaval and terrorism to internal battles with technology, direct selling and cost-cutting. But a global pandemic?

These unprecedented times have brought the industry to its knees, decimating travel and tourism globally. How do we rebuild and re-emerge stronger than ever? What will the recovery process look like? Will a holistic approach be the winning ticket?

Presented by the Italian National Tourist Board, Travel DAZE 2020 will explore what tangible steps business owners, travel agents, tour operators, marketers, and communication specialists can take toward rebuilding a sustainable and profitable future.

The conference will kick off on Monday 2 November and finish up on Friday 6 November, and the best part is that it’s absolutely FREE!

And if that isn’t enough to convince you to attend Travel DAZE this year, we’ve lined up some fab speakers for the event, including UN Messenger of Peace, ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall; G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip; Flight Centre Travel Group founder and CEO Graham “Skroo” Turner; CLIA’s global chairman, Adam Goldstein;  Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison, Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin; and AFTA chief executive Darren Rudd.

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to register, and be sure to visit the Travel DAZE website and keep an eye out for the release of the event agenda next week.

Those keen on sponsoring Travel DAZE 2020 can get in touch with Harriet Morris (harriet@travelweekly.com.au).

The industry is in shock, but success can be forged through adversity. Let’s evolve to recover.

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