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Welcome to Destination UK. We have gathered speakers from both the United Kingdom and abroad. During this event, we will discuss the implications, innovations and predictions on what the future guest of 2021 and beyond will expect in a post-covid and Brexit context. Additionally, our speakers will provide insights to what hoteliers can do in reengaging global travellers, implement new technology and discover alternative distribution and revenue channels. Register today to reserve your virtual seat - Limit 500.

Jessica Gillingham
Director @ Abode PR

Event Moderator

Jessica is the director of Abode PR – a specialist B2B technology communications agency and consultancy partnering with clients operating in the international hotel and short-term rental industries. 

With over 20 years of travel and tourism experience gained across tour operating, lodging and destination marketing, Jessica writes and speaks regularly on topics related to hospitality technology, the short-term rental industry and strategic communications. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a director of Visit Bath and founder of industry resource PillowTalk Media. 

our Destination UK speakers

Destination UK
25th February 2021
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm

Welcome to I Meet Hotel - Destination UK

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Recovery Part 2: Innovation and collaboration. How destinations and the industry can begin to rebuild together

Kathryn Davis MTMI
interim CEO @ Visit Bath
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Increase (direct) bookings by creating a relationship

Michael Ros
Co-Founder and CEO @ Bidroom
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Elevating hotel sales and marketing for the post Covid-19 recovery

Ben Couldridge
Managing Director @ 8th Floor Ltd
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Efficiency is sustainability

Svetlana Udalov
Founder and CEO @ HKeeper Global
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Defining the key elements of a differentiated distribution strategy

Adam Walsh
Regional Manager - Europe @ STAAH
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Front Desk 2.0 - Reimagining the Guest Experience

Steve Davis
CEO @ Operto Guest Technologies
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Hotel Capital Markets and Anticipated 2021 Transaction Activity | Themes and Thoughts

Larissa Esser
Senior Advisor @ Hera

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