October 11-12, 2018

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Join Us

For Dynamic Discussions:

Accelerate Business Growth

Equip your business for success by learning from industry innovators and disruptors. You’ll hear the latest updates on NDC, ONE Order, blockchain and other initiatives altering the future of travel from ARC and other leaders in distribution.

Meet the Customer of the Future

Learn how technology and digital connectivity are shaping travelers’ expectations, values and buying behaviors — and how your organization can forge meaningful connections with modern travelers.

See the Big Picture

With detailed insights into distribution strategy, technology investments, global data and economic trends from executive-level industry leaders, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of the air travel landscape.

Featured Speakers


President and CEO, Avrio Institute

Ken Schmidt

Former Director of Communications, Harley-Davidson Motor Company


Chief Economist, Visa Inc.

Featured Panels

Agency Innovation Panel: Engaging the Modern Traveler

With an array of new business models reaching different customer markets, many innovative travel agencies are seeing unprecedented growth. Hear how travel agencies like Hopper, Rocketrip and TripAction are using unique ways to engage with travelers and drive business demand in this ever-changing air travel industry.

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Innovation in Action: How GDSs are Shaping the Future

Key travel players like global distribution systems (GDSs) are adopting innovative ways to take their business solutions to the next level. Discover how Travelport, Sabre and Amadeus are leveraging leading-edge technology, including machine learning, artificial intelligence and customer identity access (CIAM) to enhance the global travel marketplace.

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Get The Official ARC TravelConnect 2018 App

Before meeting us at TravelConnect, be sure to install the official ARC TravelConnect 2018 app. With the ARC TravelConnect 2018 app you’ll be able to browse the lineup of industry speakers; keynote, general and breakout sessions; and sponsors. Before the conference begins, attendees can start scheduling appointments, share on social media that they are attending TravelConnect and prepare questions for our interactive sessions.


  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Search “ARC TravelConnect 2018.”
  3. Tap GET.
  4. Once installed, enter your registration information to begin using the ARC TravelConnect 2018 app.


  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Search “ARC TravelConnect 2018.”
  3. Tap Install.
  4. Once installed, enter your registration information to begin using the ARC TravelConnect 2018 app.


  1. You’ll be using the web version of the app. Open the web browser, click the BlackBerry menu button, select Go To and type

NOTE: You must be registered for TravelConnect in order to use the official TravelConnect 2018 app.

The Venue

For 2018

Join us at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, just outside of Washington, D.C., for TravelConnect 2018. You’ll have the opportunity to join the conversation on major trends and developments that are shaping the future of air travel with the travel industry’s most important players.

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2017 Sponsors

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Need Further Assistance?

General Inquiries
Kerri Mills
(703) 816-8583
Hillary Smith
(703) 341-1207
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