Throughout 2016 major hotel brands have announced new initiatives to win guest loyalty and increase direct bookings. Concurrently, online travel agencies and metasearch providers are stepping up their game and providing new incentives that entice customers to book on their sites. In the midst of these developments numerous local markets are showing signs of reservation weakness that thickens the plot. What impact are these initiatives having on channel distribution growth? Should hoteliers adopt direct booking strategies given the present state of local market demand? This webinar will examine how member rates and loyalty programs are impacting channel distribution strategies in 2016 and beyond. Webinar content is based on TravelClick’s proprietary Agency360 solution, the only comprehensive database of agency bookings on the market, eMonitor market performance reports and Demand360 forward-looking hotel booking data. Key topics: - First quarter 2016 review and recap - Regional analysis of key markets throughout the world - Emerging trends and impact of member rates and loyalty programs - Best channel management strategies - 2016 outlook and RevPAR pace review Three sessions will be offered to accommodate a range of time zones. Click the links to register: 23 May 22:00 (10pm EDT – New York) 24 May 10:00 (10am EDT – New York) 24 May 14:00 (2pm EDT – New York)