What is the More Bookings Direct Conference?

The More Bookings Direct Conference in London

#MoreBookingsDirect • Crowne Plaza London - Battersea • 25 Feb 2020 • 0900-1730



Get More Direct Bookings with ... | ...Branding | ...Consumer Trust | ...Email Marketing | ...Local Collaborations | ...Price Management | ...Repeat Business | ...SEO | ...Social Media Engagement | and much more...


More Bookings Direct Conference is an event exclusively designed for professional short-term rental property managers striving to generate more guest bookings to supplement those achieved via OTAs (Online Travel Agents).


Many property managers love the big online travel agents like Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia for the immediate global exposure they offer to any short-term rental business. Millions of eyeballs and in many cases, lots of bookings.

That said, not every property manager wants to solely rely on OTAs for revenue.

Our conference is the only event of its kind to solely embrace property managers seeking alternative and achievable routes to new bookings.


A Unique Event


The More Bookings Direct Conference is different from others in the short-term rental industry calendar.


One Theme

How to generate direct bookings. That's it. We will cover social media engagement, website content, SEO, branding, consumer trust, local collaboration and much more besides.


All attendees who purchase a ticket prior to November 30th will be asked to tell us what that they want to learn about. We will then ensure the most popular subject will be addressed by an expert speaker in an extended session.

We will also be conducting polls before and during the conference to properly engage with our delegates.

No Concurrent Presentations

Attendees will not have to choose from different concurring talks in different areas. All of our speakers will deliver their presentations in the main conference room.

No Keynotes

We believe all of our presenters are experts in their field so we will not have one designated keynote speaker.

Limited Exhibitors

We have limited exhibitor numbers to just five relevant suppliers. More time for you to mix with industry experts and professional peers.

Smaller Numbers

There will be a maximum of 100 attendees to create a more intimate occasion and make it easier for friendly networking and learning.


All attendees will receive free giveaways including ebooks, marketing templates and courses. More to be announced soon.



The Search for OTA Alternatives 


This is not an anti-OTA event.

We all fully appreciate the incredible impact OTAs can have on our businesses and revenue streams.

However, relying solely on a few large booking platforms for the majority of revenue can be a risky business.

This is why many professional short-term rental managers are proactively looking elsewhere for supplementary guest bookings.

This event is about diversifying your routes to revenue, retaining a level control of your business and offering the best service to your guest. This is what is at the heart of the #bookdirect movement.

Think about tomorrow, not just today

What is the More Bookings Direct Conference


When is the More Bookings Direct Conference?


The conference is taking place on Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Registration is from 815am with the conference talks beginning at 900am.

The conference will finish at 530pm when we will invite you to join us, the speakers and selected exhibitors for drinks downstairs at The Jospa bar overlooking the river.

We will also be hosting an after-party at the Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction from 8pm-11pm.


Where is it?


The conference is taking place at the Crowne Plaza London - Battersea hotel.
Address: Bridges Wharf, London SW11 3BE.

More about the venue

The More Bookings Direct Conference in Battersea


Who will be speaking?


We're delighted to welcome several leading names in the short-term rental industry including Alan Egan of Vacation Soup, Carlos Villaro Lassen of the EHHA, Richard Vaughton of Rentivo, Louise Brace of Rental Tonic, Chris Maughan and Emma Mills of I-PRAC, Yvonne Halling of BedandBreakfast Coach, Mark Simpson of Boostly, Deborah Labi of the Have You Got network, Phil Tester of Laurels Tech, Robert Nunez of CoHost Expert, James Mitchell of the Dawton Group, Tara Scott of Click Book Stay and Steve Kopandy of the Cycle Cities Network.

Confirmed Speakers


Who is behind the conference?


The More Bookings Direct conference is hosted by SEO Connect. We offer search engine optimisation services and beginners training in the travel and short-term rental industry. The event is also supported by I-PRAC and Zeevou.


Very Limited Seats Available | Early Bird Tickets Expire 31 Jan