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Top Names to Speak at TravelCom 2008
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Executives from InterContinental Hotel Group, YouTube, Priceline,
Travelocity, and TripAdvisor to Headline Event
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WASHINGTON, DC (December 17, 2007) – Prominent leaders in e-commerce and the travel industry, including those from hospitality will be among the speakers who will provide valuable insight into the latest trends in ROI, technology  learning and development at the Travel Industry Association’s (TIA) TravelCom 2008 conference, to be held April 8 – 10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

Renowned speakers confirmed to date include Suzie Reider, Chief Marketing Officer of YouTube, Jeff Boyd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Priceline, Michelle Peluso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Travelocity, Eric Pearson, Senior Vice President of Distribution for InterContinental Hotel Group, Christine Petersen, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor and Henry Harteveldt, Vice President and Principal Analyst for Forrester Research.

All speakers will address various aspects of the conference’s theme, Destination Unknown: Predicting Tomorrow’s Travel Environment, a timely topic in the travel industry’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

As the event’s opening speaker, Harteveldt will provide the latest research findings and analysis to help eCommerce, distribution, marketing and customer service executives lead their firms through an uncertain economy, a decline in the number of online travel buyers, and evolving distribution models.

Other topics to be addressed during TIA’s TravelCom 2008 conference include ROI-boosting insights on how to grab prospects by the ears and eyeballs, hit moving prospects with new mobile media, convert your consumers into fervent brand evangelists and turn green tourism into black ink.
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An early registration rate is available through December 31, 2007. TIA members receive an even greater discount off the registration rate. An official room block is available at the Hyatt for the event, but only available for reservations with an e-mail conference registration confirmation.  For more information, visit www.tia.org or click here.

The Travel Industry Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $740 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. TIA is proud to be a partner in travel with American Express. For more information, visit www.tia.org.

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The Travel Industry Association
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