The Direct Booking Summit is the world’s first and largest direct booking event series, attracting revenue managers and decision makers from hotels across the globe. In previous years we have taken the event to Barcelona, New York, London and Washington D.C. In June 2018, we brought the Direct Booking Movement to Amsterdam!
During the two days (and a party night), the participants were treated to insightful panel discussions, Clinics and presentations on the hottest topics in the hospitality industry.
The first day centred on Distribution, Marketing and Technology. The list of outstanding speakers and engaging panelists included Geoff Andrew, WorldHotels, Oliver Geldner, Taktikon AB, Patty de Gruiter, Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC), Sebastian Arnshelm, Nobis, Sam Riches, The Curtain, Joe Pettigrew, Europe Hotels at Starwood Capital Group, Gopakumar Menon, Highgate Hotels, James Bishop, SiteMinder, Phil Ford, Firmdale Hotels, Tim Davis, PACE Dimension, Adrian Hands, TripAdvisor, Marta Varela, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Satyan Joshi, Google, Ludovic Cacciapaglia, InterContinental Hotel Group, Rob Paterson, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Ellen Pickett, The Hoxton, Maarten Plesman, Revinate, Alex Obertop, SIDE Hotel Hamburg, Robin Clifford, Airbnb, Thomas Magnuson, Magnuson Hotels, Stephan Keschelis, NH Hotel Group and Charlie Osmond, Chief Tease of Triptease.
Find a recap of the first day with the key learnings on Triptease Blog.
The second day launched the Clinics – practical workshops to discuss and design solutions to drive direct bookings. The Clinics were led by the industry experts: Alejandro Gomez Losada, RateGain, Danica Davis, ReviewPro, Darryl Walker, SACO The Serviced Apartment Company, Barbara Pezzi, freelance digital consultant and formerly of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Satyan Joshi, Google, Alasdair Snow, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Triptease.
We shared highlights of our interactive clinics here.
Between two insights-packed days, we invited the guests to join us at the grandest party in direct booking history, which set off on a private boat tour of Amsterdam’s famous canals and ended up on the 16th floor of A’DAM Toren. More about the party here.