EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, Carnival Corporation chief executive Arnold Donald and Hays Travel owners John and Irene Hays will be among the speakers at a new virtual event hosted by Travel Weekly in September.

Following the success of the inaugural Future of Travel Selling Conference in 2019, Travel Weekly is once again partnering with Google to address the key issues facing the industry as it continues to deal with its greatest-ever challenge.

Reflecting restrictions on face-to-face gatherings, this year’s renamed Travel Weekly Future of Travel Week will take place from September 14-18 and will feature a range of virtual debates, webinars and interviews with some of the travel industry’s leading figures from the UK and around the world.

The event will also feature exclusive insights on consumer trends and contributions from Google and partners.

Registration will be free, with those who register accessing content 24 hours before it is published to the wider Travel Weekly audience. Each day’s content will last around two hours with a mixture of sessions.

Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Google again on our essential Future of Travel event. Although we will not be able to welcome guests in person this year, we have a compelling line-up of activity planned as we address the key issues facing the travel trade in the UK and Ireland and the wider global industry.”

She added: “We are extremely grateful to Johan Lundgren, Arnold Donald and John and Irene Hays for agreeing to join us to discuss the futures of aviation, cruise, distribution, regulation and sustainability and we look forward to announcing further speakers and details of the agenda over the coming weeks.”

To register your interest in joining the Travel Weekly Future of Travel Week, click here.

Registration is free, with a link to access each day’s sessions distributed to attendees at 10am each morning.