Panel discussion “Non-tourism travel: how soon will the big players — banks, Google, Yandex — begin to determine the market?”
A few years ago, the arrival of Booking.com radically changed the rules of the game, not only for hoteliers, but also for tour operators and travel agents. Now Russian tourism market may be faced with a more serious challenge: IT giants, banks, mobile operators and other companies with powerful technological and financial resources are entering the travel market.
What will be left for the travel industry? To wait who will win and integrate into the new system? Or while financial, IT and other heavyweights are occupied by larger markets, to win the special niche in the minds and habits of users?
Profi.Travel has invited Russian largest tour operators and OTA, as well as representatives of “Sberbank”, “Tinkoff Bank”, “Alfa Bank”, “Yandex” and other companies to discuss the future of tourism market in an open discussion.
Dmitry Bobrov, independent expert
TUI Russia & CIS. Taras Demura, CEO
travel audience. Ilya Bogachev, Sales Director in Russia, Central, Eastern and Northern Europe
Tinkoff Bank. Ilya Artemenko, Head of “Travel” department
MegaFon. Marat Sadykov, Head of Partnership Development
TravelLine Alexander Galochkin, CEO
Level.Travel. Eugene Ginsburg, Marketing Director