In Minsk on April 14, within the framework of the Russian-Belarusian Tourism Congress, the international conference IT Travel: Points of Convergence will be held tomorrow. Representatives of both countries will discuss opportunities for optimizing business processes, new forms of cooperation, share analytics and market development prospects.
The conference will be opened by a panel discussion with the participation of the companies of the Chairman of the Republican Union of the Tourism Industry of Belarus and the companies TCH (the executive body of the system of mutual settlements in air transport), My Agent and Airtour. The main topic will be the optimization and expansion of transport links between Russia and Belarus, the integration of Russian technologies in the Belarusian market, as well as opportunities to expand the capabilities of the Republic's agencies in selling air tickets and additional services to passengers.
In continuation of the discussion, Dmitry Tyurin, head of the commercial department at i’way, will talk about the main trends and automation in the field of transfer services. How transfers are booked around the world and how this process is organized on the side of the agent and the client in the mobile application.
The second discussion of the conference will be devoted to the adaptation of Russian technological tools and services for the Belarusian travel agency, operator and corporate market. Directors of Bronevik, BizOnTrip, My Agent will present their analytics, content distribution schemes and tools. Also, Leonid Pustov, Head of the PCT Startup Commission, will talk about global trends in the creation of technological projects in the field of tourism.
Passenger traffic between Russia and the Republic of Belarus has increased significantly over the past year, as has the complexity of tourist routes. All this requires new tools that would allow tourists to improve their customer experience – by purchasing additional services online, taking advantage of the opportunity to build complex multimodal routes using various modes of transport. All this also provides an opportunity for the travel agent and tour operator to offer a higher quality tourist product. Mikhail Kalchenko, Product Development Director of RZD-Digital Passenger Solutions, will talk about the possibilities for automating this process and additional earnings.
A modern hotel is not only comfortable rooms, professional staff and a well-functioning sales department, but also a whole range of technologies. Even the strongest team needs modern technologies that allow the hotel to develop and provide high-quality service 24/7. Valentin Miklyaev, CEO and founder of Bnovo, will tell you how to increase revenue, build effective online sales and predict the financial results of a hotel.
The conference will end with a panel discussion devoted to an overview of the Belarusian market in terms of popular destinations and categories of accommodation, and as well as the most effective sales channels and tools that Russian companies are ready to provide for the development of the hotel business of the Republic.
Among the speakers:
- Philip Guly, Chairman of the Board of the Republican Union of Tourism Industry
- Kochetkova Daria, Managing Director of Ostrovok.ru
- Valentin Miklyaev, General Director of Bnovo
- Sergey Petryakov, Commercial Director of TravelLine
- Mikhail Kalchenko, Director of Product Development of the company ” Russian Railways – Digital Passenger Solutions”
- Leonid Pustov, Co-Founder of Travel Startups
- Dmitry Aliferka, CEO of Bronevik.com
- Vera Adamanyuk, CEO of Cbooking
- Dmitry Tyurin, Head of the Commercial Department of Russia and the CIS i'way
- Anna Filippova, Promotion Director My Agent
- Andrey Mikhaylets, Director of Hospitality Online Expo
- Alexey Pashkov, Executive Director of BizOnTrip
- Vadim Kasyanov, First Deputy Director of Aerotour
- Oksana Danilova, Head of Commercial Department, TCH
< li> Sergey Skorbenko, Director of DigitalWill marketing agency and Welcome Times portal for hoteliers
To take part in the conference, you need to register on the website. Conference attendance is free.
Conference Partners: RZD Digital Passenger Solutions, Bnovo, TravelLine, Cbooking, Ostrovok.ru, Bronevik.com, My Agent, BizOnTrip, i'way, Air Tour , TCH
Specialists of the Russian and Belarusian tourism business can also take part in the Russian-Belarusian congress from 13 to 15 April. Various delegate packages are presented on the congress website.