Travel leaders support event to help businesses bounce back from COVID

By Lisa James
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A two-day virtual travel summit to help businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic has been organised, backed by some well-known industry names.

The summit, called eMerge, takes place on 8-9 September 2021 and is the first venture of new company No-Brainer Events, which was set up to put on travel events that are timely in their content and priced to be affordable to everyone.

EMerge is being curated by a team of advisors including former ABTA Chairman and former CEO/MD of Thomas Cook, TUI and Advantage Travel Partnership John McEwan; Dnata Sales Director and TIPTO Chairman Nick Hughes and Business Development Consultant Jahan Khan.

Also on the advisor team are ITT Board Director, ITT Future You Co-Founder and Global Travel & Tourism Partnership UK Director Claire Steiner; Consultant Jamie-Lee Abtar, who runs 2219 Media, as well as ABTA LifeLine Director Trudie Clements.

The event is primarily aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, although organisers say content will be relevant to companies of all sizes.

No-Brainer Events Co-Founder Howard Salinger said: “Even though this event has been designed to help smaller businesses, the seminar and meetings programme at eMerge is open to all areas of the travel industry and not restricted just to small or medium businesses.  

“The content will benefit any business faced with overcoming the challenge that the COVID pandemic has posed, including those intent on delivering a sustainable message.”

It will also be raising money for ABTA LifeLine, promoting mental health awareness.

Attendees can join from £25 per day, which includes full access to seminar content, networking opportunities and a bookable meetings schedule.

There are also opportunities for companies to be involved as a partner.

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