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Direct Booking Summit

Amsterdam | Dallas | Singapore

The Direct Booking Summit is made possible by the support of our carefully-chosen partners, each of whom can provide our delegates with valuable direct booking solutions. If you’re interested in joining us as part of the Direct Booking Movement and sponsoring an event in the 2018/19 series, download our partnership pack or get in touch today.

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Sponsor Partners

ReviewPro is the leading provider of Guest Intelligence solutions to over 35,000 hotels worldwide. ReviewPro’s Global Review Index™ (GRI), the industry-standard online reputation score, is based on review data collected from 175+ OTAs and review sites in 45+ languages. By leveraging ReviewPro’s Guest Intelligence effectively, hoteliers can deliver better guest experiences and boost satisfaction, online rankings and revenue. The company’s suite of cloud-based solutions, including Online Reputation Management, Guest Satisfaction Surveys, Auto Case Management, and now Messaging Hub, enable clients to prioritize operational/service improvements and automate internal processes to ensure guest feedback is acted on quickly and efficiently.

Brewer Digital Marketing provides a robust Content Management System and Hotel Web Marketing Web Platform. The system is focused on increasing a hotel’s visibility in Mobile Search, Social, eMail, and Voice Search by leveraging Structured Markup. In addition,our patent-pending Schema Adapter software can adapt an existing hospitality website with a single line of code, generating Structured Markup and powering Rich Results for major brands and independent hotels alike. Structured Markup is now a key component of Google’s algorithm, and it is crucial for surfacing your hotel’s information in Mobile and Voice Search.

WayBlazer is a B2B AI recommendation engine that enables brands to deliver contextually relevant, personalized product recommendations as well as dialogue-driven search experiences in emerging channels to increase online engagement and conversion. The omni-channel engine (voice, messaging, and interactive advertising) is powered by WayBlazer’s proprietary travel graph, which uses artificial intelligence to learn about tens of millions of travel products and thousands of global destinations. The result is a recommendation engine that understands travel like an expert would; factoring context and search intent.

The Guestbook is a simple yet effective hotel loyalty rewards program built exclusively for independent & boutique brand hotels. Guests who join the program (enrollment is free) and BOOK DIRECT are rewarded with 5% cash back via PayPal, gift cards, charitable donation, or 10% to use towards future stays at over 600 fantastic hotels.

The Guestbook’s founders are hoteliers who understand the complicated relationship between hotels and OTAs and are committed to tipping the power dynamic back in the hotels’ favor.  With that in mind, The Guestbook recently launched a sister service, Gopher, that works for any hotel. Gopher is a Chrome extension that pops up on major OTAs with a link to the respective hotel’s own booking engine with a “guaranteed better deal” through a combination of rate and cash rewards.

Drive direct bookings and guest engagement with Revinate’s all-in-one data solution, built for hotels by hoteliers. With industry-leading technology and intuitive design, Revinate Marketing and Revinate Guest Feedback are transforming and automating the hotel-guest relationship.

Since it was founded in 1984 in Stowe, Vermont, Springer-Miller Systems has been an innovator of technology systems for the world’s most exclusive hotels, resorts and spas. The SMS|Host® Property Management System offers a complete set of fully-integrated modules enabling complex resorts to provide highly personalized guest service from front office to food & beverage to spa to the golf course and more.

SMS|Host provides core PMS tools as well as Point-of-Sale, Owner Management, Online Booking and other key resort functionality. In addition, SMS|Host interfaces with leading industry systems to ensure a seamless operating environment. SMS|Host users are backed by Springer-Miller’s 24/7/365 live customer support team. Springer-Miller’s SpaSoft® provides a dynamic spa and activities management solution used in more than 65% of the world’s Forbes Five Star Spas.

Media Partners

Skift is the largest travel platform providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends, in its daily coverage of the global travel industry and through its Skift Research Reports and annually brings together bring together over 1,000 of the most influential professionals in the travel industry to discuss the future of travel at the Skift Global Forum.

Hotel Speak provides actionable hotel marketing advice for hoteliers, hotel marketing teams and those working in travel and hospitality. Within the hotel and travel industries we have our own language and terminology but on Hotel Speak, where possible, content is accessible to experienced hoteliers and those new to hospitality. Think of Hotel Speak as a hotel marketing research tool and knowledge share. Got a burning question about hotel marketing? Ask it on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or contact us.

Based in Spain, SmartTravelNews analyzes the concept of intelligent tourism with coverage of new companies, new business models, new products and services designed to meet the needs of the new digital tourist.

HotelExecutive is the hotel industry’s leading online business resource for hotel owners and operators, including senior executives, directors, managers, investors and developers. Our website provides best-practice insights on hotel management and operations, as well as one of the largest news release distribution available to this market segment.

Boutique Hotel News is the hotel news, comment and information resource for boutique, lifestyle and hybrid properties with over 16,500 opt-in subscribers: owners, general managers, hotel managers, operators, investors, developers and suppliers. is the premier daily email and news site for the hospitality industry, providing industry leaders with the latest and most relevant global news, trends, products and services. Founded in 1995, Hotel-Online was the first online news source for the hotel industry. The daily e-newsletter provides readers with the day’s relevant and topical news stories, reports and columns each business day for and about the hospitality industry.

Travel Daily Media is a leading global B2B digital publisher with marketing platforms across Asia, UK, USA, Middle East, China and India. Founded in 2006, we offer a great selection of multi-media options including our HTML e-newsletters, PDF’s, Website, Electronic Direct Mails, Digital Guides and Feature articles. As a fully integrated platform across multiple regional publications, we offer the most effective mixed marketing and multi region digital marketing solutions to our clients. is the worlds largest online hospitality portal, currently serving over 200,000 hospitality professionals from 196 countries around the globe. A progressive and innovative digital business, eHotelier provides continuous and invaluable professional development to industry professionals through online learning, career development, reference materials and collaboration. eHotelier provides the ability for anybody in the hospitality industry, from student to CEO, to learn from the world’s best industry experts. eHotelier has learning materials created by specialists from some of the best associations and institutions around the world and courses specifically created under the guidance and endorsement of leading industry educators, and recognised globally.

4Hoteliers was launched in mid-2002 by a group of hoteliers and industry consultants who had been searching for a quality industry website where one could source information, search for articles and investigate trends, as well as to meet others to exchange ideas and thoughts. The site features original content, news headlines, press releases, opinion and commentary. With an extensive hospitality background, representing the many different divisions of hospitality businesses, the multi-skilled 4Hoteliers News & Research Team has the ability to present readers with a rich, in-depth understanding of the hotel industry. This is supplemented with a number of carefully selected freelancers who contribute content from a variety of industries.

Published since the early days of the Internet (October, 1994), Hospitality Net has always been at the forefront of online hospitality industry publishing. Respected, and now the absolute leader and trendsetter in the segment, Hospitality Net and its daily newsletter Hospitality Net 360° serve a worldwide audience of hospitality professionals with up-to-the-moment industry intelligence, market reports, viewpoints, key industry blogs, and an exhaustive calendar of industry events. The portal also delivers vital content and news via mobile, RSS feeds, and the various social media channels including Twitter. Hospitality Net, which serves an ever-growing opt-in community of business professionals, is part of the larger Hsyndicate media network.

Travolution is the UK’s leading multi-media brand for the online travel industry focusing on innovation and digital strategy.