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Perspectives on Business and Travel in the COVID-19 Era

AS/COA hosts travel-sector leaders to discuss how the industry can encourage business and leisure passengers to regain confidence in safe travel a post-COVID world.

Panel: 4 to 5 pm ET

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Overview

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Join Council of the Americas for a conversation among industry experts on their perspectives of business and travel in the COVID-19 era.

The travel industry, including airlines and hotels, has been among the hardest-hit by the pandemic. In response to quarantine, border closures, and social distancing measures, the industry—including business and leisure travel—is facing immense challenges as people are avoiding gatherings, reducing recreational expenses, and implementing innovative methods of work.

According to a recent poll by the Global Business Travel Association, over half of travel buyers reported that their company has changed its travel policy. However, studies suggest that global firms will not replace travel and in-person meetings with virtual substitutes in the long-term.

Hear from high-level experts who will share the various ways in which the industry can encourage business and leisure travelers to regain confidence in traveling safely in a post-COVID world. 

Speakers: 

  • Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group
  • Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, Americas, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) @CerdaPeter @IATA
  • Luciano Macagno, Managing Director, Latin America, Caribbean and South Florida, ‎Delta Air Lines @lumactwit
  • Carin Zissis, Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online (moderator) @CarinZissis

To register for this program via Webex, please contact Francisco Martinez at rsvpmiami@as-coa.org. The program will be livestreamed on this page starting at 4:00 p.m. ET on the day of the event. For press inquiries, please contact mediarelations@as-coa.org.

Speakers

Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group

Pilar Arizmendi is a hospitality executive with an MBA and over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, public relations, advertising, as well as hotel operations. Born and raised in Mexico, Pilar has always been passionate about selling Mexico, Dominican Republic, and...

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Peter Cerdá
Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA

Peter Cerdá, based in Miami, leads the regional organization, which advocates the industry’s priorities with government authorities, airports and suppliers to make air transport safer, secure, reliable and as the indispensable network that drives nearly $958 billion in GDP and...

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Luciano Macagno
Managing Director, Latin America, Caribbean and South FloridaDelta Air Lines, Inc.

Luciano Macagno is an executive with over 20 years of proven success mainly in commercial areas of top tier multinational companies, with profound experience in FMCG and service markets within highly complex organizations. His track record highlights local and international...

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Carin Zissis
Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. In that role, she oversees digital strategy for the organizations, as well as serving as editorial lead on the website’s suite of content. She is the host of of Lati...

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