A Sustainable Future for European Travel

What We Learnt in 2020

Wednesday, January 13th, 11:00AM GMT

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Sojern’s Travel Webinar Series

Limited budgets, uncertainty around regional lockdowns, and ever-changing traveller behaviour means that versatility is key when it comes to 2021 planning. With the travel industry beginning to see signs of recovery, what can destinations do to effectively drive and sustain future demand? Sojern’s Managing Director for Europe, Celine Chaussegros, will run through the latest European travel trends data, highlighting the impact the vaccine developments had on searches and bookings, and look forward to 2021 insights. Celine will be joined by Eduardo Santander, CEO of the European Travel Commission, and Alessandra Priante, Director of Europe at UNWTO to discuss a sustainable future for European travel. As always we will open it up to a live Q&A for attendees to ask the experts their questions.

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Céline Chaussegros, Managing Director Europe, Sojern

Céline Chaussegros is Sojern’s Managing Director for Europe, based in Paris. Céline joined Sojern four years ago as Regional Sales Director to build our SMB vertical in EMEA, focused on hotels.Today Céline oversees our European commercial activities and advertising operations across hotels, attractions, airlines, and destinations. With over 15 years of experience in the online travel and hotel distribution spaces, Céline has an unmatched history of supporting hoteliers and the travel industry. Her professional history includes business development, sales and leadership roles at Hotels.com, Opodo, and most recently before Sojern, Orbitz.

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Eduardo Santander PhD, CEO, European Travel Commission (ETC)

Eduardo Santander is the Executive Director and CEO of the European Travel Commission (ETC). His role focuses on building the value of tourism for the countries of Europe through cooperation in sharing best practices, market intelligence, and promotion. Eduardo has over 15 years of experience in tourism marketing, brand development, business consulting, advocacy and public affairs gained in diverse private companies and public institutions from the tourism and hospitality sector.

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Alessandra Priante, Director of Europe, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Alessandra Priante is the Director of Europe at the UNWTO, the UN agency devoted to promoting sustainable and responsible tourism globally. This follows previous experience as Chief of multilateral international relations (UNWTO, OECD and EUROPE) and tourism policy issues for the Italian Ministry of Food, Agricultural and forestry policies and tourism, which recently acquired tourism competences from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Alessandra has also actively participated in research and analysis work behind the preparation of the National Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022, approved at the beginning of 2017.