TBEX 2019

September 11-13, 2019 | USA

TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. Each year, TBEX partners with fantastic host destinations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business.

Spotlight

This whitepaper explains:

  • Travel is an ultra-high-risk sector for card acquirers because most payments are for future delivery. If merchants fail to fulfill a service for which they have taken payment (often months in advance) customers can recover their money from the acquirer by initiating chargeback.
  • Acquirers traditionally demand substantial cash collateral (holdbacks) or other financial security from travel merchants to mitigate this risk.
  • Holdbacks lock away substantial funds for travel companies and can therefore be highly damaging to liquidity.
  • High-profile collapses and the COVID-19 crisis have driven acquirers to impose  harsher terms or quit the travel sector completely.


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2022 Travel Unity Summit Southeast

March 22-25, 2022 | USA

At every Travel Unity Summit, participants come together to tackle how to go beyond words and ideas, moving forward on the real work that it takes to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into strategic planning and implementation.

Business Travel Show Europe

June 29-30, 2022 | UK

Taking place at ExCeL London on 29 - 30 June, Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN Group, is the place where travel buyers, procurement, and bookers from across Europe go to start, improve, or benchmark their travel programmes. Focusing solely on corporate travel, it brings all the innovations, knowledge, and contacts together into one place to allow buyers and bookers to put the corporate traveller at the heart of every story. The unique hosted buyer programme brings many top-level decision-makers to the show with a minimum £1 million travel budget.

AdventureELEVATE 2022

May 3-5, 2022 | USA

AdventureELEVATE is the ATTA’s annual North America-based intensive educational and networking conference that brings together the adventure travel community to share the insights, information and inspiration that shape our dynamic industry year-round. With keynote speakers, concurrent sessions on technology, marketing and operations specific to adventure, plus plenty of creative networking time, AdventureELEVATE will reconnect and reenergize delegates from across the adventure travel spectrum.As members of the adventure travel community, every one of us is under pressure to meet a sometimes overwhelming list of challenges. But — as we hear at every AdventureELEVATE — connecting with peers is a clear way to share common problems, ideate on solutions, forge creative partnerships, and unite in a commitment to change the world for better through travel.

GMITE 2022

June 29-July 2, 2022 | USA

This year's Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) returns by popular demand to Las Vegas, at The Delano, and will bring top meeting planners and incentive buyers together with global industry suppliers for three days of pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings held in private suites and exclusive networking opportunities, The past year has had a devastating impact on travel, forcing the MICE industry to develop innovative ways to maintain or generate new revenue streams, optimize operations, update outdated systems, and adjust to new heath and safety regulations. Seeing the creative ingenuity and dedication MICE professionals have for their craft and to their clients is inspiring and we could not be prouder to support this industry.

Spotlight

This whitepaper explains:

  • Travel is an ultra-high-risk sector for card acquirers because most payments are for future delivery. If merchants fail to fulfill a service for which they have taken payment (often months in advance) customers can recover their money from the acquirer by initiating chargeback.
  • Acquirers traditionally demand substantial cash collateral (holdbacks) or other financial security from travel merchants to mitigate this risk.
  • Holdbacks lock away substantial funds for travel companies and can therefore be highly damaging to liquidity.
  • High-profile collapses and the COVID-19 crisis have driven acquirers to impose  harsher terms or quit the travel sector completely.

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