trivago, IHG and Hyatt spill the beans on the Direct Booking Movement

trivago? check. IHG? check. Hyatt? check. Now all we're missing is you...

There's still time to join us at the Direct Booking Summit in Barcelona next week! The industry's biggest hitters will be descending on the Meliá Barcelona Sarrià on the 18th and 19th October to talk marketing, distribution and a whole load more.

Not content with knocking it out of the park at the Direct Booking Summit Americas in September, we're gearing up to do it all over again - this time with our European friends. Check out some of the top agenda highlights:

We just can't get enough of wholesale. Fresh from hosting a webinar on the problem of rogue wholesale rates, Chief Tease Charlie Osmond will be taking to the stage to moderate a panel discussion between three heavyweight hoteliers on the topic of wholesale in the digital age. Joining Charlie will be IHG's Ludovic Cacciapglia, Kempinski Hotels' Riko van Santen, and Kerzner's very own Oliver Fasching.

You don't want to miss this one: it's a closed-door panel, so what is said in the discussion will stay in the discussion...

Winning direct bookings with metasearch and data

trivago's Jose Murta is joining us to talk all things direct. Jose's session is full of practical, applicable advice designed to arm hoteliers with the information they need to make the decisions that work for their property. He'll be covering everything from pricing decisions to marketing campaigns - you might even get a chance to ask him about that trivago poster series...

Learning from the OTAs

They're doing something right. Join Deutsche Hospitality's Dr. Jan Sammeck as he examines the methods of the major OTAs, and investigates how they can be implemented on a hotelier's budget. Not one to miss for those hoteliers seeking to stem the ever-rising cost of customer acquisition: it's time to reclaim those OTA customers on your own terms.

Sound good? We can't wait to see you there. Pick up your ticket below, or take a browse around the full website if you prefer. We're on hand to answer any questions you might have about the event - just drop us an email at HQ@directbookingsummit.com.

Hope you've got your flamenco dress ready - we'll see you on the dancefloor!

About The Author

Lily is Head of Content at Triptease. When she's not investigating the industry or spreading the word that #DirectIsBest, she enjoys music, cycling, and obscure radio quiz shows.