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Join arrivia’s SVP of Strategic Business Development, Pat Young, at the 2021 Money 20/20 conference
Join arrivia for Money 20/20
How are co-brand cards and financial services brands finding new (and better) ways to keep their customers spending – and spending within their ecosystem? Those are issues on the minds of many financial services executives attending Money 20/20 this year and always top of mind for arrivia. Pat Young, our SVP of Strategic Business Development, will be attending this year’s event in Las Vegas, October 24-27, and you’re invited to join him.
How Financial Services Brands can Optimise Their Rewards Programs | arrivia | FinTech Times
News 10/05/2021
How Financial Services Brands can Optimise Their Rewards Programs
In a recent FinTech Times article, Travis Markel, arrivia's Chief Experience Officer explains how financial services brands can optimise their rewards programs to focus on leisure travellers and bridge the business travel gap.
Join arrivia’s SVP of Strategic Business Development, Pat Young, at the 2021 Card Forum.
Join arrivia for the 2021 Card Forum
The 2021 CARD FORUM is loaded with valuable and actionable information for leaders from credit unions to fintechs to neobanks and co-brand card programs; the event features discussions about the future of the credit card industry, reimagining loyalty programs and accelerating innovation.  Pat Young, our SVP of Strategic Business Development, will be participating in this year’s online event on September 28-30, - and you’re invited to join him from the convenience of your workspace or home office. 
Join arrivia’s SVP of Strategic Business Development, Pat Young, at the 2021 Skift Global Forum
Join arrivia at the 2021 Skift Global Forum
As the travel industry continues to adapt to ongoing uncertainty, Skift’s 2021 Global Forum is the must-attend event for travel sector leaders to better anticipate and prepare for what lies ahead. Join our SVP of Strategic Business Development, Pat Young, for this hybrid event on September 21-23 at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in New York.
Membership has its (Travel) Privileges: how clubs, associations and other membership organizations can use travel benefits to capitalize on the post-pandemic travel rebound
News 09/07/2021
Membership has its (Travel) Privileges
With global travel depressed by the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly eighteen months, demand for mainstream and niche travel options is forecast to surge this year and next. The impact of the Delta coronavirus variant will likely determine whether the majority of the surge occurs in 2021 or 2022, but a rebound is coming.
At arrivia, we believe full-service travel rewards and booking options are exactly the kind of service offerings that will resonate.
Reports & Surveys
Finally Cleared for Takeoff, Vacationers Still Prioritize Value
Recently arrivia conducted a travel sentiment survey with our membership. The majority of the travelers surveyed recognize the value associated with travel loyalty programs, with 63% holding frequent flier status with at least one airline.
Post Pandemic Travel | Travel Loyalty Programs | Financial Institutions | arrivia
Reports & Surveys
Post-pandemic Privileges: how travel benefits programs can meet leisure travelers’ demands for safety, value and more choice
Travel is back. Of course, restrictions are still in place across many regions and sectors, and the business travel market looks like it’s in for a more gradual recovery. But even casual observers recognize that travel demand is booming compared to the pandemic-era stagnation.
News 07/19/2021
Arrivia Job Fair Highlights Travel Industry Hiring Rebound
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arrivia, the Scottsdale-based travel loyalty technology company that helps businesses deliver more value to their customers through a wide variety of unique and relevant travel content, is holding a job fair on Wednesday, July 21, at the Scottsdale Quarter to hire qualified talent in various sales positions.
Arrivia welcomes SVPs!
It’s our pleasure to introduce our new SVP of Strategic Business Development, Pat Young and returning as SVP of Business Development, Jack Waller.
Arrivia’s Customer-Centric Pandemic Response Receives Travel Weekly Recognition
Scottsdale, AZ, July 8, 2021 — For the sixth consecutive year, arrivia has been recognized on the annual Travel Weekly Power List, which ranks companies with at least $100 million (USD) in travel sales that explored acquisitions, expansions, technological initiatives, and more.
Arrivia welcomes new CFO!
It’s our pleasure to introduce our new Chief Financial Officer, Steve Barnhart. We are very excited to have Steve join arrivia and the senior leadership team. Steve comes to us with extensive experience as a CFO leading consumer focused companies. He brings a deep understanding of the travel industry, as part of the team that built Orbitz...
Arrivia Announces Gold Sponsorship at GNEX 2021 Conference
arrivia, formerly International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has been confirmed as the latest headline sponsor for the upcoming GNEX 2021 Conference. The “in person” vacation ownership industry event will be held in Miami, FL at the Eden Roc / Nobu Hotel from February 22-24, 2021. Through its recent acquisitions of SOR Technologies and WMPH...
Arrivia names Firasat Hussain as new Chief Information Officer
Arriva announced that Firasat Hussain has joined the company as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Hussain comes to arrivia with more than 23 years of experience in IT with several senior leadership roles at Ticketmaster, RR Donnelley, and Orbitz. “I’m excited Firasat will be joining our company.  Firasat comes to us from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of...
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Introduces arrivia as Its New Corporate Name and Brand Identity
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE), a leading global travel provider, introduced the launch of its new corporate name and brand identity, arrivia. The new name was necessitated by its extraordinary growth across all categories of travel and the recent acquisitions of SOR Technologies and WMPH Vacations.   “Our company has grown to become one of the...
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Announces Alan Josephs as Chief Product Officer
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) announced today that Alan Josephs has joined the company as Chief Product Officer effective August 3, 2020.  Mr. Josephs was most recently the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Switchfly, a travel and loyalty e-commerce company for travel brands, and will be responsible at ICE for product strategy and...
ICE Named Top 20 Travel Company in Travel Weekly’s 2020 Power List
For the fifth consecutive year, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) was recognized on the 2020 Travel Weekly Power List, which ranks companies with $100 million or more in travel sales who explored acquisitions, expansions, technological initiatives, and more in 2019. ICE jumped up one spot this year to number 19 out of 52 other travel...