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The 2019 conference program was the most highly attended in our entire 35 year history! Ready to relive the experience and gather actionable insights? Keep an eye out for an email from us to download all presentation materials. In the meantime, view, browse and sort the list of conference sessions and show floor programming by pass type, track, and format.

Cracking the Code on Family Travel and Millennial Cruising

Moderator:

Nancy Schretter (Founder & Managing Editor President, Family Travel Network Beacon Group Holdings, Inc.)

Panelists:

Christine Esteve (Vice President of Marketing and E-Commerce, Carnival Cruise Line)

Vicky Garcia (COO and Co-Owner, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative)

Brenda Kyllo (Vice President, Strategic Alliances, AmaWaterways)

Bonnie Levengood (Senior Vice President Marketing, MSC Cruises)

Location: Room 203/205

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Sector: Design & Ship Interiors, Entertainment & Amusements, Environmental & Health, Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations, Information Technology, Ports & Destinations, Retail, Safety & Security, Ship Equipment, Ship Services, Shipyards, Shipbuilding & Refurbishment, Wellness

Pass Type: VIP Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!

Event Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

During these two 30-minute sessions our experts tackle tough questions around the future of family travel and attracting more millennials to cruise.

1:30pm-2:00pm

Part I: The Future Outlook for Family Cruising

  • What are the latest trends in family cruising?
  • How are cruise lines catering to family and multigenerational vacationers with innovative ship features, technologies, experiences, activities and partnerships?
  • How are demographics, vacation preferences, buying behavior and social media changing how families travel and make cruise vacation decisions?


2:00pm -2:30pm

Part II: Millennials and Cruising

  • What do millennials want in their vacation experiences - and how do cruises fit?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges in successfully marketing and catering to millennial travelers?
  • How are cruise lines changing their ships, itineraries, experiences, technologies and partnerships to attract more millennials?