Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Travolution Summit - Live

After months of planning and a hectic last few weeks...the Travolution Summit is being held in London tomorrow.

Over 150 delegates from across the industry are coming along to listen to the likes of Lastminute.com's [brand new!] chairman Brent Hoberman, Carol Dray from Thomas Cook, Tim Davis from Hilton International, John McEwan from Advantage Travel Centres, and a string of other senior figures from the travel industry.

Our speaker line-up also includes Laura Wade Gery, chief executive of Tesco.com, and Simon Woodroffe, founder of the YO! Company.

The Travolution Blog will be there, gathering up comments from delegates and posting them here at various points during the day.

Stay tuned.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

1 comment:

Arjo Ghosh said...

Great first event for the new publication. I was impressed by the way in which leading edge social media issues really came to the fore from a number of speakers.

Interestingly the 'following the money' example illustrated by Tesco may actually converge with the phenomenal popularity of a range of community websites/technology that some of the leading travel brands are already embracing.

If the first mover brands such as Expedia and Thomson are successful, we are sure to see more user generated content such as reviews and multimedia extend far and wide into the travel experience. If Tesco do go into travel (!!), then I would be surprised if they do not put the user right at the heart of the online experience.