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4th Summit of Travel Agencies Associations

The Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) is organising the 4th Summit of Travel Agencies Associations, from 1 to 3 November 2017, where over 200 participants from all over the world will share their experiences and concerns and discuss the key points of our industry.

PROGRAMME

Valencia, from 1 to 3 November 2017

Signing Ceremony of Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

Palau de la Generalitat (Calle de Caballeros, 2, 46001 Valencia)

Venue: Palau de la Generalitat, Headquarters of the Valencian Regional Government. (Calle de Caballeros, 2 - 39°28′36″N 0°22′36″O)

Regional Ministry for Tourism (Agencia Valenciana del Turisme). Patronat Provincial del Turisme de València & Turismo Valencia.

Venue: The Science Museum of The City of Arts and Sciences. (Av. del Profesor López Piñero nº 7 – GPS: 39º 27’ 23’’ N, 0º 21’ 10” W)

Dirk Glaesser (speaker & chairperson)

Director for Sustainable Developmet of Tourism Department at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Panelists:

  • Mr. Alassane Dolo / Regional Officer for Aviation Security and Facilitation of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
  • Mr. Cesar Romero García / President of GMA (Mexican Group of Associations of Travel Agencies)
  • Mr. Alan Wardle / Director of Public Affairs of ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents)

Antonio López de Ávila (speaker & chairperson)

Director of the Tourism Innovation Initiative, IE University & Special Advisor on Innovation and Technology to the Secretary General of the UNWTO

Panelists:

  • Mr. Manuel Aragonés / CEO of Travel Compositor
  • Mr. Alfonso Escalero / CEO of I love the World
  • Mr. Amuda Goueli / Co-founder and CEO at Destinia.com & B2B TOR Travel
  • Mr. Luis Hurtado de Mendoza/ Senior Director, Key and Distribution Accounts EMEA-LATAM at the Expedia group
  • Mr. Keith Jenkins / CEO iambassador

Mark Meader (speaker & chairperson)

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Industry Affairs & Education of ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Paula Cortés Calle / Vice-President of FOLATUR (Latin American Tourism Forum)
  • Mrs. Merike Hallik / President of ECTAA (The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations)
  • Mr. Hamzah Rahmat / President of FATA (Federation of Asean Travel Associations)
  • Mr. Nicanor Sabula / CEO of KATA (Kenya Association of Travel Agents)
  • Mr. Jayson Westbury / CEO of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents)

  1. ETTSA presents Airline Distribution Costs: Examination of indirect vs direct distribution costs for airlines” (By Infrata)
  2. ANVR presents "Stop talking about sustainability and start to act. The power of cooperation between travel companies"
  3. AFTA presents “The power of an Accreditation Scheme run by the association”
  4. HATTA presents “Dódeka” Project
  5. ECTAA & ETTSA presents “Impact of Airline Consolidation on Consumer Choice” (By GRA)

During the dinner CEAV Awards “Matilde Torres” & “Vicente Blasco” will be presented.

Headquarters: (Marina de Valencia, Muelle de la Aduana s/n – GPS 39º 27’ 40.5648’’ n, 0º 19’ 27.1452’’ W)

Chairperson: Otto de Vries, Chairman of WTAAA (World Travel Agents Associations Alliance)

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Eva Blasco García / Vice President International Affairs of CEAV (Spanish Confederation of Travel Agents)
  • Mr. Javier Gándara Martínez / Country Director Easyjet Spain
  • Mr. Larry Lo / Chairman of SIPA (Hong Kong Society of IATA Passenger Agents)
  • Mr. Aleks Popovich / IATA SVP Industry Distribution and Financial Services
  • Mr. Decius Valmorbida / Senior Vice President Travel Channels of Amadeus IT Group

Venue: The Science Museum of The City of Arts and Sciences. (Av. del Profesor López Piñero nº 7 – GPS: 39º 27’ 23’’ N, 0º 21’ 10” W)

  • Mr. Otto de Vries / Chairman of WTAAA (World Travel Agents Associations Alliance)
  • Mr. Sunil Kumar / President of UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations)
  • Mr. Michel de Blust / Secretary General of ECTAA (The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations)
  • Mr. Rafael Gallego Nadal / President of CEAV (Spanish Confederation of Travel Agents)

Parc natural L’Albufera. Carretera El Palmar, 21. València.

Eduardo Primo Yufera, 1B, 46013 Valencia

REGISTRATION

Register before 20 October 2017

*Previous invitation from CEAV

MEETING PLACE

Located in the heart of the Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe (Prince Felipe Science Museum), this spectacular auditorium is the ideal location to host conferences, congresses, presentations or any other type of meeting

City of Arts and Sciences in the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium

Address

Avda. del Professor López Piñero (Historiador de la Medicina) nº 7
46013 Valencia.
39º 27' 23'' N, 0º 21' 10'' W

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Accommodation

Event transfer

Airport Transfer Schedule

MEETING POINT: TOURIST INFO VALENCIA- AIRPORT (Arrivals Lobby/Floor 0)

ROUTE: Valencia Airport – Hotel AC Valencia – Hotel Primus Valencia.

INBOUND

Tuesday 31st October from Valencia Airport to official Hotels. 
Transfers depending on the arrival schedule of attendees.

Wednesday 1st November from Valencia Airport to official Hotels.
Transfers depending on the arrival schedule of attendees.

OUTBOUND


Friday 3rd November
 from official Hotels to Valencia Airport.
Transfers depending on the departure schedule of attendees.

Saturday 4th November from official Hotels to Valencia Airport.
Transfers depending on the departure schedule of attendees.

Joaquín Sorolla Train Station Transfer Schedule

MEETING POINT: TOURIST INFO VALENCIA- JOAQUÍN SOROLLA

ROUTE: Joaquín Sorolla Train Station – Hotel AC Valencia – Hotel Primus Valencia.

INBOUND


Tuesday 31st October from Joaquín Sorolla Train Station to official Hotels. 
Transfers depending on the arrival schedule of attendees.

Wednesday 1st November from Joaquín Sorolla Train Station to official Hotels. 
Transfers depending on the arrival schedule of attendees.

OUTBOUND


Friday 3rd November
 from official Hotels to Joaquín Sorolla Train Station.
Transfers depending on the departure schedule of attendees.

Saturday 4th November
 from official Hotels to Joaquín Sorolla Train Station.
Transfers depending on the departure schedule of attendees.

INTRA-EVENT TRANSFERS:

The buses will pick up delegates at the first hotel on the route at the advertised transfer time. The bus will then travel to the second hotel on the route, arriving approximately 5 minutes later, to collect delegates. Once the bus has collected delegates from the two hotels it will drop off delegates at the official event venue.
Please, speak to the official staff at your hotel for any doubt or query.

CITY OF VALENCIA

Valencia is one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers the perfect blend of nice weather and beaches, an incredible historical heritage and modern architecture, a wide range of shops, and a great number of restaurants and bars to enjoy Valencian cuisine or dance the night away.

The city’s historical centre is a compendium of monuments left by the Roman, Arabic and Christian civilisations that inhabited Valencia. The Cathedral, the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange – declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), the Central and Colón Markets, the Estación del Norte railway station and the Carmen district are all a must. Inside the Cathedral, the chalice used by Jesus during the Last Supper is preserved in the Santo Cáliz Chapel.

A stroll or bike ride along the former bed of the River Turia, which is now a huge eight-kilometre garden, also make for a good outdoor plan if you want to get your bearings, as the route crosses the city form west to east, from the Bioparc zoo to the City of Arts and Sciences, Calatrava’s architectural complex. It is also the location of the city’s famous aquarium, L’Oceanogràfic, the largest marine park in Europe.

You can continue the route with the city’s open-access beaches, 20 kilometres of fine sand, which now also boast the new Marina Beach Club. Nature lovers can round off their trip with a visit to La Albufera, a natural park that is ideal for birdwatching, a boat trip or to try one of the several trails that pass through the rice fields and the unspoilt beaches of El Saler.

Those who visit Valencia cannot go home without trying the famous Valencian paella or any of the other rice dishes that are so prominent in Valencian cuisine. Tapas such as esgarraet (traditional Valencian red pepper, cured cod, garlic and olive oil salad), calamari and mussels round off the most traditional offer and are combined with other more innovative proposals by the city’s restaurants, four of which are Michelin starred.

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