Are Covid Passports Next for Meetings?

The founder of Travelocity discusses how technology will shape meeting safety and travel.

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This event originally took place May 19, 2021

For the travel industry to safely recover, digital Covid passports that store test results and/or vaccination status will be required, believes Terrell Jones, founder of Travelocity, Kayak and several other travel startups. Such technology is also key to restoring confidence in meetings and events. Jones, who is working with governments and travel leaders to establish digital Covid records, will discuss this process and its implications for the meetings and events industry with Northstar's Loren Edelstein. An extended Q&A period IS included in this participatory session.



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terry-jonesTerrell Jones

Managing Principal of ON Inc.
Founder of Travelocity

Jones was CEO of Travelocity for seven years, transforming it to a public company with $3 billion in travel sales. He then co-founded, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased, and served as chairman until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion in 2013.

Today, Jones is the managing principal of ON Inc. a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. He is the author of the best-selling books ON Innovation and Disruption OFF, and holds several patents.

loren-edelstein-350Loren Edelstein

Vice President, Content Director
Northstar Meetings Group

Loren oversees the editorial content for Northstar Meetings Group's industry-leading brands — Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive and Meeting News — across NMG's many platforms, including print, digital and face-to-face events. She joined M&C in 1993, after spending six years at Corporate Travel magazine. Loren is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings, including Northstar’s own events and major conferences produced by MPI, GBTA and other associations. She holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University at Albany. A native New Yorker, Loren migrated across the Hudson River in 1994 to be closer to Northstar's New Jersey headquarters.