The More Bookings Direct Conference

More Bookings Direct Vacation Rental Event London 2020

More Bookings Direct • London • Tue 25th Feb 2020 

What is the More Bookings Direct Conference?


The More Bookings Direct Conference is a one-day event in London catering specifically for professional property managers who are seeking to generate alternative or supplementary bookings away from traditional OTAs and large listing websites.

☆ Full-Day Conference ☆

Our one-day event will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020 in London from 10am to 5pm. Coffee, tea, refreshments and food are all included.

☆ Industry Expert Speakers ☆

Enjoy hearing from 12 of the leading industry experts who are all passionate about the direct booking movement.

☆ Networking Opportunities ☆

Meet and swap ideas with short-term rental suppliers and property managers to begin your #BookDirect journey.

Make it your business to make it your business


Do the majority of your bookings come from OTAs? Would you like to generate more direct bookings?

Many professional property managers love online travel agents and major booking platforms like, Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor. They provide us with free listings, instant access to millions of prospective guests resulting (often) in many bookings.

Great, right? Well, maybe not.

What can (and does) happen...

  1. Unexplained listing removal
  2. Commission changes
  3. Subscription increases
  4. Pushing price recommendations
  5. Penalties for not accepting booking requests
  6. Penalties for referring to websites or direct contact details
  7. Removal of guest contact details
  8. Forcing managers to accept instant bookings
  9. Algorithm updates
  10. Payment terms changing

We love the OTAs for what they offer, however we firmly believe that property rental owners managers should consider alternatives to ensure they are not simply piggy-backing off another business which can change at any given moment.


Expert Speakers

We are very excited to have ten leading short-term industry experts presenting wide-ranging and hugely-effective strategies to generate more direct bookings.

  • Building your brand
  • Collaboration with local property managers and businesses
  • Email marketing
  • Google business profiles
  • Pricing/Revenue management
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Media

Confirmed Speakers

☆ Chris Maughan ☆

Chris Maughan of I-PRAC is speaking at the More Bookings Direct Conference

Why consumer confidence should be your focus to increase conversion rates. 

Chris’s journey began in a small studio in the South of France. However, 20 phenomenal years since, and he has become a leading professional in the short-term rental sector.

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☆ Louise Brace ☆
Rental Tonic

Louise Brace More Bookings Direct Conference

Why branding is so important and how to get it right.

Louise Brace is a holiday rental and destination marketing expert and one of the leading sources on short-term rental regulations in Spain. She has lived in Spain for 18 years. 

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☆ Mark Simpson ☆

Mark Simpson will be speaking at the More Bookings Direct Conference

Email Marketing, GDPR and repeat business

Mark is recognised as an expert in Short Stay Accommodation Marketing and has been featured on BBC News, BBC Five Live and the Hotel Owner Magazine.

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☆ Yvonne Halling ☆
BedandBreakfast Coach

Yvonne Halling will be speaking at the More Bookings Direct Conference
Your social media presence and why it matters.

Yvonne is an international speaker, trainer, coach, mentor and award-winning online marketer at Bed and Breakfast which she set up in 2013.

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☆ Deborah Labi ☆
Have You Got Network

deborah labi at the more bookings direct conference

Local collaboration and direct bookings.

Deborah has been a vacation rental Property Manager and Owner for over 13 years. During this time she became aware of problems in the industry and her newly launched company, Have You Got, comes just at the right time.

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☆ Steve Kopandy ☆
Cycle Cities Network

More Bookings Direct conference speaker Steve Kopandy

Price, Present and Future. A look into pricing strategy and revenue management for direct sales, and the brave new world of OTAs.

Steve is the Director of the Cycle Cities Network, and the creator of the #bookdirect Symposium

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More to be announced very soon


As well as these fantastic educational presentations, there will plenty of time (mid-morning coffee, lunch and post-event drinks) for networking with suppliers and fellow property managers to gather essential information and recommendations.


☆ Only 100 Tickets Available ☆


To ensure delegates get a more intimate experience we have limited the amount of tickets to just 100 people.

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