Dates confirmed for the inaugural APAC edition of hospitality’s highest rated event: The Direct Booking Summit, the only industry event dedicated to the Direct Booking Movement, is coming to Singapore on 27-28 February 2019.
Hundreds of hoteliers will meet to network, strategize and learn from their peers at the inaugural Asia-Pacific edition of the summit, hosted by Triptease. Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific will focus in on the region-specific challenges faced by hoteliers in the Asian market, such as an OTA-heavy distribution landscape and the struggle to compete in a mobile-first world.
Triptease, summit host and pioneer of the Direct Booking Movement, explained their decision to run a third event in Singapore: “Asia-Pacific is a very unique market, and one that is growing and changing very quickly at the moment. The opportunities and challenges for hoteliers are very different to those in the Americas and Europe. It was clear to us that we needed to create an event specifically for hoteliers in Asia.”
In just two years, the Direct Booking Summit has become one of the industry’s must-attend events. It brings together hoteliers from across the board, whether up-and-coming independent properties or world-leading groups, to drive the Direct Booking Movement forward.
“We loved everything! We had two very productive days, we are definitely implementing new strategies and ideas at our property to maximize guest satisfaction and hotel revenue. I look forward to next year.”
- Julissa Quiroz of Fortune House Hotel on the Direct Booking Summit: Americas 2017
Previous speakers and delegates have come from Hyatt, The Leading Hotels of the World, Deutsche Hospitality, Sonesta, Kempinski Hotels, trivago, Kalibri Labs, McKinsey & Company, ReviewPro and The Guestbook. Confirmed speakers for 2018’s European edition in Amsterdam include Best Western UK, WorldHotels and Europe Private Hotels Collection.
In 2018/19, the summit comprises three two-day conferences. The first in the series is dedicated to the European, Middle East and African markets and takes place in Amsterdam on June 27 and 28 2018. Dallas follows on the 3-4 October 2018. The inaugural Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific takes place on 27-28 February 2019.
Tickets for Singapore are available now via Eventbrite. Triptease is offering a 50% discount for early registrants.
Direct Booking Summit website: www.directbookingsummit.com
Triptease website: www.triptease.com
About the Direct Booking Summit
The Direct Booking Summit has one mission: to help hotels increase direct bookings. The closed-door event for hoteliers and their friends is a place to learn from experts and peers, share best practices and set the agenda for the industry. In 2017, nearly 430 people attended the summit series and its 49 talks, panels and workshops.
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Triptease creates digital tools that help hotels build stronger relationships with guests and increase direct bookings. Its Direct Booking Platform: Ilio Edition comprises Price Check, the original price comparison widget for hotels, Disparity Dungeon, a real-time log of incidences of undercutting, Message Porter, a campaign manager that creates and delivers tailored messages to customers, Front Desk, a live chat service designed specifically for hotels, and Auto-Agent, an automated chatbot. The company is headquartered in London but has growing offices in New York and Singapore.
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