Last week saw a number of senior Executives and industry experts travel to Rome to attend ConnectTalk Rome to meet and discuss a number of pressing industry issues including Overtourism and finding ways to build a better-connected journey for luxury travellers.
The one-day event supported by Turespaña and hosted in Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie took place in the form of open-floor panel discussions followed by networking opportunities, the ‘Connections Way’ before concluding with a drinks reception at the hotel.
The first panel hosted by Head of Strategic Marketing for Airlines for Amadeus IT Group: "How to build a better-connected journey for travellers", discussed ways in which the industry can collaborate to better service travellers throughout their journey.
The key themes from this panel discussion were:
The second panel discussion tackling “Overtourism" comprised Jorge Rubio Navarro, Head of Turespña Italy, who shared insight into how Spain is tackling overtourism, Mauro Bernardin, Owner and Managing Director of All Star Agency, Michela Talatino, Director of BEON's Italy Office and Rose Dykins, journalist for Connections, who shared feedback from the overtourism session that took place at Connections Luxury earlier on in the year.
After a 25-minute panel discussion, moderated by David Benitez, Head of Business Development MICE for Connections, an interactive roundtable discussion session took place, inviting buyers to discuss their ideas around how to manage overtourism.
The key outcomes from this panel discussion were:
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