We’ve been to some places, seen some things. Wouldn’t you like to know?
Germany: ITB Berlin | 6 to 10 March
Hundreds of the travel industry’s most passionate representatives all gathered under one roof? Ahh, our people. This not-so-little trip gave us a chance to connect with nearly 3,300 hotels, and put us directly in touch with over 260 hotel representatives from big-name chains like Choice Hotels, Rotana Hotels, and H10. Our sales team is still catching their breath.
UAE: Arabian Travel Market Trade Show in Dubai | 28 April to 1 May
This one’s a destination our Bidroom Bus couldn’t reach as easily as with ITB, but we were determined to get our sock-branded feet in the door to *the* biggest travel trade show in the MEA. Mohammed, our Country Manager, and Szymon, our Marketing Manager represented Bidroom at the Arabian Travel Market Trade Show in Dubai.
Switzerland: Schweizer Ferientag (Official Swiss Holiday event, organized by Switzerland.com) in Lucerne | 23 & 24 April
We don’t just soak up the sun in the Middle East—we also spread the love in Europe. Marcin, our Director of Operations, led two breakout sessions at this annual Swiss tourism event, where he discussed how Bidroom’s core philosophy benefits travellers, hoteliers, and the business itself. It’s no wonder the sessions were titled—wait for it—Win-Win-Win.
Thanks to our participation at this event, we connected with many European hoteliers, tourism boards, congress organisations, and public transportation companies who got to learn about our humble ambition to disrupt the European hospitality industry as we know it.
Spain: E-Commerce Summit in Barcelona | 20 May
An exclusive, invite-only event for global retailers and brands? And it’s held in Barcelona? Um, yes please! Happy to report Bidroom was well represented here, and that’s exactly how we like it. Here are just a few of the topics we were so excited to nerd out on:
- Game changers: business models and companies that are flipping the industry on its head
- New marketing: from influencers, to AI, to content marketing
- How to increase profits by optimising the way we use data
- The rise of the marketplace: a trend no brand or retailer can ignore
UK: EyeforTravel Digital Strategy Summit in London | 21 & 22 May
Look mom, we’re famous! Michael Ros, our COO and co-founder, was invited to speak at this hallmark European digital strategy event. He talked about current changes in the membership economy, the future of the travel industry, and the importance of customer experience.
Sweden: Nordic High-Tech Travel Expo in Stockholm | 23 May
This unique event brings the hospitality industry together to explore new technical solutions for common, time-tested-and-true problems. Caroline, our Business Development Director, along with Maurizio, our CTO, were there to discuss the current and upcoming changes affecting the hospitality industry—and how we as an industry can best get ahead of them.
Italy: Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities in Bologna | 30 May to 1 June
Workshops, seminars, conferences—all of the things. (Things that relate to tourism, the arts, and culture, that is…)
Spain (again!): Customer Loyalty and Retention Summit in Barcelona (… again) | 4 to 6 June
We’re not done just yet. Another place, another conference—of course we’re there, front row and centre. This time, we explored many head-scratchers, conversation-starters, and deep questions to ponder, such as:
- What’s the outlook for the future of technology when it comes to securing customer loyalty?
- How do we enhance customer loyalty in an omnichannel environment?
- What makes different customer segments loyal?
- How do you involve your customers in your loyalty strategy—and how can you enhance loyalty without a structured loyalty program?
Besides contemplating the different aspects of customer loyalty, we scoped out new alliances with loyalty programs in the telecom, travel, and finance sectors.
Pssst… Got questions?
We’ve got answers. (Or at least we can Google who might have the answers—like, really, really fast.)
- Reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org from our sales team to chat about ITB Berlin
- If you’re curious about the Nordic High-Tech Travel Expo, give a shout to email@example.com—she’ll happily talk to you about anything biz dev-related
- Ask firstname.lastname@example.org, our MEA Country Manager or email@example.com, our Marketing Manager about their scorching Dubai trip (#picsoritdidnthappen)
- Feel free to bug firstname.lastname@example.org about win-ception
- Talk to email@example.com about the awesomeness that is Bidroom
Whew, all that and we’re not even in July yet? *Wipes sweat off brow* You better believe we have a frequent flyer plan. Or two. (Or three.)
Where will we see you next?