Our 2021 Sponsors

The NAVIGATE Direct Booking Conference is where marketers, reservation sales leaders, revenue management professionals, and executives learn how to navigate our complex industry. Navigate 2020 featured over 250+ hospitality thought leaders from top hotel, resort and vacation rental brands all with the mission of growing their career and business. With our 2021 event going virtual, we’re expecting triple our attendance and welcome 750+ of today’s top hospitality professionals.

Generate business with leaders of hotel, resort, and vacation rental management companies, increase exposure for your brand, and empower revenue-generating teams with innovative technology and actionable strategies. Together we will enable these revenue-generating teams to navigate the complexities of the industry and maximize profitability.

Platinum Sponsors

IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services. With over 30 years of expertise, IDeaS delivers revenue science to more than 15,000 clients in 143 countries. Combining industry knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated decisions they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater profitability at ideas.com.

Triptease is a SaaS startup building industry-leading software for the hotel industry. The company was founded in 2015 and has offices in London, New York and Singapore. Its platform helps more than 10,000 hotels – such as Best Western, Hyatt and Virgin Hotels – connect with guests directly and capture more bookings on their website.

The Triptease Platform is built to help hotels take back control of their distribution and increase their direct revenue. Triptease’s proprietary algorithms identify a hotel’s most valuable guests then work across the entire customer journey – from acquisition to conversion – to make sure they book directly at the hotel. The Platform includes Metasearch, Retargeting, Parity Monitoring, Targeted Messages, Insights and an Express Mobile Experience.

Gold Sponsors

Dragonfly Strategists provides commercial & IT strategy services to the hospitality industry. We work with hotel groups, individual hotels and technology companies to provide commercial & IT strategies that result in optimal topline revenue performance throughout the lifecycle of the hotel or technology product. Our services include commercial strategy development, process, people and systems audits, system selection, implementation & migration, revenue for hire services, distribution for hire services, sales and marketing strategy and management, guest journey mapping and optimization, guest experience enhancement services to include pre-booking to post-arrival experience, loyalty and CRM consulting and pre-opening support from proforma of concept to ongoing management post-opening.

Built on the belief that one-size-fits-none, GCommerce strives to eliminate the cookie-cutter approach to digital marketing. Catering to a wide variety of clients in the hospitality and tourism industry, GCommerce provides a customized, strategic, and client-focused approach to digital marketing. Services provided include, but are not limited to, search engine optimization and marketing, website design and development, metasearch advertising, display advertising, OTT/CTV advertising, creative design, email marketing, content marketing, and social media advertising and consultation.

Vacation rental managers want a technology partner that provides an affordable, stable, and evolving solution. Our solution includes all the accounting, booking and operational functionality you need to help understand the state of your business. With greater employee efficiency, you can focus on building relationships with your guests, owners, and vendors. Barefoot has a 95% client retention rate for over 20 years in the industry because we focus on consultative relationships with our clients.

Silver Sponsors

Bluetent helps vacation rental brands – of all sizes – develop well-rounded digital ecosystems through direct booking websites, channel management, and digital/email marketing.

STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. We deliver data that is confidential, accurate and actionable, and our comprehensive solutions empower our clients to strategize and compete within their markets.

Founded in 1985, STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. STR was acquired in October 2019 as a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.

Our services are constantly evolving, but at the end of the day, it is our people that make the difference. We know that our work goes beyond the numbers. Each and every day, we strive to empower people and their businesses to reach new heights.

We learn so much and bounce ideas off each other, what has worked for you, what has worked for other people. It’s truly unlike any other conference that I regularly attend in the industry.

Bob Kissell
Digital Marketing Manager
Village Realty


“The greatest takeaway from the conference is speaking with other leaders who experience the same difficulties and successes that we do.”

Ben Wambaugh
Associate Director of Reservations
Sea Island Resort


“Connecting with other professionals at this conference is the primary reason I come. Those are the individuals that are in the weeds with these tools and systems that can help you grow the fastest.”

Josh Hogan
VP of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management
Woodside Hotels & Resorts