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Want to win tickets to Click 2018?

Spend two days in Amsterdam with leading experts in travel as they discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities within the industry, while shining a light on the future. You’ll go home with new ideas, connections, insights and techniques to enhance your business.

Want to be a Forum Ambassador at Click 2018?  

In 100 words or more, tell us in the comments below what kind of expertise you’d love the opportunity share with fellow partners! If selected, you’ll win a ticket to the event where you will get to represent the Partner Forum and share your expertise with fellow partners on the Forum after the event.

We’ll select two winners and notify them by email on Monday August 20th. Good luck to everyone!

Rules

  • All Booking.com partners on the forum are welcome to compete.

  • Your submission must be 100 words or more.

  • One entry per person, you may change your entry, but only once.

  • Winners will receive one entrance ticket to Click 2018.

  • Tickets will only be available to the winner of the contest (can not be exchanged or sold).

Deadline: Friday August 17th  

- Booking.com may use the submitted content for other purposes (e.g. marketing) and that we can also edit in a way that we deem fit -

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Leandri Klopper

Hi Forum!

Seems like I'm the first one to try this. Here is my entry:

See a gap, fill it. If I were to find myself rubbing elbows with leading experts in the field of travel, I would ask questions that not only I’m struggling to find the answers to. In the short time that I’ve been on the Forum I’ve noticed a few “gaps”. These gaps are not really the result/fault of any one person or system but more a collection of reoccurring conversations/questions/comments that constantly pop up in the forum.

I’m sure the partners will agree on the following two examples. First up is the infamous “No shows” topic. It’s an issue and we need experienced answers in regards to avoiding them, handling them and replacing them with reliable guests without joining a Discount-for-Visibility program.

Secondly Reviews. Like a good advertisement, it can either market your property really well or it can send guests running to your closest competitor. Can we get an expert to “review” reviews? This is not a mechanical question in regards to answering/removing bad reviews but more how to use this as a tool to gain more visibility and attract guests! Is it perhaps a Small property versus Big property problem? Let’s have a listen and put this issue to rest.

I’d like to move on from these two topics, to name a few, so coming back with advice/insight from a two day information session with leading experts will give me the tools to push the forum forward into topics that will be much more vivid and satisfying to me and our partners! Are we not hungry for juicy conversations that are not just based on the logistics of having a property loaded on Booking.com? Can we not instead sink our teeth into a full on debate about attracting different types of guests or creating specific atmospheres at the resort? I feel like we can get to the fun part of the forum, instead of describing the various cogs that make Booking.com work in different ways.

After all, we wouldn’t have gotten into the Hospitality industry if we weren’t drawn to entertainment ourselves.

11 months ago