“Travel agencies will experience a new phase”

Ivana Jelinic a Travel hashtag

“Will travel agents still be relevant tomorrow?” The answer to this question was the president of Fiavet-Confcommercio, Ivana Jelinic, choice among the speakers of Travel Hashtag al Bleisure from Milano.

Un itinerant networking and communication event that aims to explore the sector’s visions and possible plans. It hosts tourism opinion leaders capable of looking to the future with the participation of managers of airlines, portals, tour operators, editorials and social networks that address issues such as sustainability, digital, communication and destination branding.

“Travel agencies have not been able to fall back with the pandemic: they lost 90% of their turnover in the absence of a product, and now, with some reopening, we can finally have a small perspective, but we need travelers, a real demand »declared Ivana Jelinic in her speech. The president of Fiavet-Confcommercio is convinced that land agencies will experience a new phase, learning to live with Covid.

“There will be an important selection, as usually happens on the occasion of epochal changes, and the agencies that will remain will certainly be in step with innovation, with consultancy through digital tools, with an extremely specific, personalized offer, and a mix of product that is becoming more and more evident in the market, between business and leisure, between sport and wellness, between nature and food, between great destinations and unexplored territories “.

First of all, however, we need to rebuild a sector that has lost in these two years 120 million jobs e 2% of global GDP (Unwto data).

The vision of Fiavet-Confcommercio will now be aimed at the mission towards the United Arab Emirates with Travel Hashtag. The 22 november Ivana Jelinic, together with the other stakeholders of the traveling event, will meet the Emirati tourism representatives at the Conrad Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi sharing tourism perspectives with a focus on Expo Dubai.

The traveling conference-event will allow Fiavet-Confcommercio to develop valuable international connections with professionals and industry media. On a mission with Fiavet-Confcommercio in the United Arab Emirates in addition to Enit, representatives of the culture and tourism department of Abu Dhabi, from Etihad Airways and of Expo 2020 Dubai.