We've waited for this moment for a while... Arival Orlando is finally here! Get ready to spend two and a half days networking with some of the biggest companies and brands, learning about new products, and gaining an insane amount of knowledge that will help your tourism business grow! With all of the workshops, speakers, and activities that Arival brings, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. So here are 8 ways to make the most out of your Arival event!
1. Come Prepared To Arival Orlando
Arival Orlando is jam-packed with workshops, speakers, networking opportunities and everything in between. Make sure you're coming prepared. Bring a way to take notes, plenty of room in your wallet to hold business cards, and tons of business cards for you to hand out. If you come organized and well-prepared, you'll stand out.
2. Be Ready to Learn
You need to be ready to learn, from the moment you walk through the doors to the moment you leave. There are tons and tons of information available that will be incredibly useful to your business, so much that it might be difficult to remember everything. Take notes however you prefer, and at the end of the day take a chance to process what you have learned.
3. Don't Miss Out on Networking
If you're in the tourism business, making connections will help your business grow. It's not just people who own or work at a tourism business that will be at Arival. There are companies offering services such as marketing, distribution services, booking platforms, and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities during the day and after for you to get to know others in the industry.
4. Sharing is Caring
Be open to receiving advice from others, and help out new businesses by offering some of your insight! Even if there is a chance that the advice you receive may not apply or help, there's still a chance of you being able to learn something valuable or you can help a fellow tourism lover!
5. Divide & Conquer
There is a lot to see & do, so it's best not to come solo. Bring 2 - 3 people with you to Arival Orlando, and divide & conquer! Split up to attend different workshops or network, and reconvene to share what you have learned or who you have met.
6. Take Advantage of Demo Labs
Demo Labs are at Arival so you can learn about the latest tech and online platforms from the leading companies in the industry. These Demo Labs show you up close and personal what some of the platforms can do for your business.
7. Make Your Business Stand Out
When networking, you want your business to stand out from the rest but with so many people attending the event, how do you do that?
Start with building a beautiful and functional website that has a booking feature to impress others and vendors with. Also, make sure you've got it together! Keep a pen on you always, a fully-charged phone to collect contact information, and professionally designed business cards to hand out like they're candy (maybe even hand out real candy). Lastly, have fun with it! Enjoy meeting others that share the same passion for tourism as you, absorb all of the new information and insights, find vendors that will work perfectly with your business, and take a moment to relax!
So, there you have it! 7 of our best tips on how to make the most out of your Arival Orlando event. If we're going to add a 8th tip - it's to speak with us, iWerx Connect, about your digital marketing efforts. Want to know more about how iWerx Connect can help your business? Check us out and contact us today!