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PARSIPPANY, NJ – September 9, 2015   Lodging Interactive, the digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving the hospitality industry, today announced DJ Vallauri has been elected to HSMAI Greater New York chapter’s board as its Director of Social Media Marketing.


“I’m thrilled to be able to help the HSMAI Greater New York chapter with its social media marketing and engagement,” said DJ Vallauri, Lodging Interactive’s Founder & CEO. “As a long time member of the HSMAI Greater New York chapter I have enjoyed many years learning and I hope to now be able to give back to others in the hospitality industry.”


Chapter President, Consuela Hooblal stated,  “We are thrilled to welcome DJ to our board as Director of Social Media Marketing.  He will be a tremendous asset as we continue to fulfill one of our core tenets – to “inspire” our members’ marketing efforts.  Being on our chapter board is a great way to “give back”!

Lodging Interactive’s Rosella Virdo will also be assisting with the HSMAI Greater New York chapter Social Media Marketing as the organization's Social Media Committee Member.



About HSMAI Greater New York Chapter

HSMAI is the leading association of sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry.  With over 7,000 members in 35 countries, HSMAI is a global network of individuals, chapters, businesses and organizations. All industry segments are represented including hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships, car rental agencies, restaurants, attractions and theme parks, convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies and reservation sales organizations.


As the regional chapter for the metropolitan area, HSMAI Greater New York serves a community of over 500 hospitality professionals who are committed to the highest standards of service and ongoing professional development.


Membership is open to anyone in hospitality sales, marketing or management as well as travel and tourism educators and service providers who support the industry. HSMAI continues to lead the industry by providing education and market research to its members. For more information on HSMAI, contact


Kathie Stapleton, Executive Director HSMAI Greater New York at; telephone: 914-762-1456; fax: 914-944-9227

Contact: Kathie Stapleton / 914-762-1456

About Lodging Interactive

Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Lodging Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry. Through its web design and search optimization division as well as its CoMMingle Social Media Division, Lodging Interactive provides effective Internet marketing services to hundreds of branded and independent properties as well as management companies, restaurants and spas. The company also offers Social Voices, the hospitality industry’s first 24/7/365 social customer care service as well as HotelSiteXPRESS, which designs affordable, responsive websites that properties own.


The International Academy of Visual Arts, Interactive Media Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, and Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards have recognized Lodging Interactive as an industry leader. Lodging Interactive is a proud supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), a preferred Vendor for Best Western International, and is a member of the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA). For more information, please contact, 877-291-4411 or visit the company’s website.

Contact: DJ Vallauri, Founder & CEO / 877-291-4411

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