News | Distribution | Technology | OnlineDirect Booking Summit on where hospitality really beginsThis article was originally published onBy Sponsored Content | September 5, 2017 This viewpoint from Triptease appears as part of the tnooz sponsored content initiative.There’s just three weeks to go until the return of the Direct Booking Summit and tnooz 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.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. Hotels thrive on human relationships, so in today’s internet-powered world we believe that true hospitality should begin on your website.A select group of the industry’s leading influencers will meet with hundreds of hoteliers to discuss this and much, much more. Delegates will walk away with new ideas, game-changing strategies and an enviable contacts book.Tnooz’s editorial director Nick Vivion will be moderating the opening session of DBS Americas, taking place at the Westin New York at Times Square. Tnooz is also a media partner for the summit.Other speakers include Darrell Stark of Noble House Hotels and Resorts, Brandon Standerfer, Two Roads Hospitality’s senior director of distribution, and Dan Towvim, Sonesta Hotel’s commerce chief.Ahead of the events, Triptease published a report on wholesalers, exposing the frustration they cause in the hotelier community.Find out why hotels are questioning their business ethics and even threatening to cut ties with them completely.Click here to download the report. You can also join our upcoming webinar and have all your questions on the opaque world of wholesalers answered.This viewpoint from Triptease appears as part of the tnooz sponsored content initiative.