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Fuel’s Stuart Butler Selected to Participate as Expert Panelist at Triptease Direct Booking Summit Miami

Fuel | October 8, 2019

Fuel COO to weigh in on budget considerations during discussion on how hoteliers can optimize their return on investment in direct booking strategies Myrtle Beach, SC - October 8, 2019 – Fuel, the premier provider of hotel marketing software and digital agency services for the hospitality sector, has announced that Stuart Butler, the company’s COO, will serve as an expert panelist at the Triptease Direct Booking Summit, scheduled for October 22-23 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The two-day summit, which is one of four global events, brings hoteliers together to strategize, network and drive the direct booking movement forward. The age...

Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific Announces Venue, Agenda and First Speakers

October 24, 2018

LONDON, UK [23.10.18] - The inaugural Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific will take place in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on February 27-28. The event, hosted by Triptease, will bring together hoteliers from across the region to discuss practical strategies to increase the number of bookings that come directly through the hotel website (as opposed to through online travel agents, or 'OTAs'). The conference will specifically address regional challenges such as the problem of rogue wholesale rates, mobile UX challenges and the struggle to maintain rate parity in a fragmented OTA market. "We're excited and honoured to be hosting the first...

The Direct Booking Summit: Americas – Agenda Announced!

August 15, 2018

The Direct Booking Summit goes to Dallas. 2016 marked the beginning of our industry changing Direct Booking Movement. As the movement flourished, the Summit grew with it. On October 3-4, it will once again bring the hotelier community together to discuss the current challenges and find workable solutions. We have packed our two-day event with multiple workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. Topped up with one of our legendary parties, the Summit is bound to become the biggest hospitality event of the year! This year's agenda is tailored to cover the burning questions in distribution, marketing and revenue. You can expect to l...

Who Knew Direct Bookings Could Look So Good?

Lily McIlwain | November 8, 2017

This Autumn, we hosted the Direct Booking Summit series in New York and Barcelona - you may have heard us mention it once or twice. For the hoteliers who attended, it was two days full of strategising, inspiration and no small amount of empathising which each other's direct booking struggles. It was also an absolute blast. We'd love to thank all the hoteliers and partners who made this year's series such a success. We learned a lot from you - including a fair few dance moves! In our post-event magazine we've wrapped up all of the tips and tricks we learned at the events along with our favourite photos from the parties (keepi...

Direct Booking Summit Americas: Over and Out!

October 2, 2017

That's a wrap! As the curtain falls on the Direct Booking Summit in New York, it's time to reflect on everything we've learned over the last two whirlwind days. Aside from the fact that hoteliers really know how to party — we have the blisters on our feet from last night's party to prove it! — we discovered so much about an industry that feels more exciting and inspirational than ever. Here's our pick of the learnings: 1. There's nothing better than bringing hoteliers together Sound schmaltzy? Maybe - but it's true. The Summit was absolutely fizzing with energy from start to finish, as hoteliers opened up about w...

The Direct Booking Summit 2017: Day 1 Highlights

September 28, 2017

Hundreds of hoteliers joined us in New York today for the return of the Direct Booking Summit, and there was one clear message — hospitality begins online. Triptease's Chief Tease Charlie Osmond kicked off the event — the only one in the industry to focus solely on increasing direct bookings — by explaining why he believes bringing the magic of your hotel lobby onto your website is the next chapter in the Direct Booking Movement. He told the audience: "The next piece of the puzzle has to be improving guest experience. It's bringing that hospitality experience all the way through, before people arrive on your prope...

Direct Booking Summit 2017: The Countdown Is On!

September 18, 2017

While there's no denying the chilly September air and leaves turning from green to red, here at Triptease we've got a spring in our step. For us, September means only one thing... It's Direct Booking Summit season. We're just over a week away from hundreds of hoteliers descending on The Westin New York at Times Square for two days of workshopping, strategising and good ol' networking at the industry's most interesting event (yes, that's official). On the 27th and 28th September, we're bringing hoteliers together to talk technology, distribution and everything in between. We've restrained ourselves fro...

Direct Booking Summit Americas is Only Three Weeks Away: Register Now for a 20% Discount

September 1, 2017

There's just three weeks to go until the return of the Direct Booking Summit and Hotel Online readers can now get their tickets at a staggering 20% off. The offer is available for both the Americas event in New York on September 27-28 and its sister conference in Barcelona on October 18-19. Just enter the code MEDIA20 when registering for tickets. DBS Americas > HERE DBS Europe > HERE This year's summit series will mark the opening of a new chapter of the Direct Booking Movement: ensuring that true hospitality begins on the website. These days we expect human voices and experiences online — anything less just disappoints. Ho...

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