Sets Comprehensive Line-up of Events for 2007
MCLEAN, VA (Nov. 14, 2006) – From strategy conferences, educational sessions, and webinars, to an extensive line-up of business-to-business forums for buyers and suppliers of hospitality, travel and tourism, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has on tap a comprehensive line-up planned for 2007.
HSMAI’s calendar of events is invaluable for sales and marketing professionals looking to hone their skills, network with customers, and stay abreast of industry changes.
Remaining events for 2006
Travel Internet Marketing Strategy Conference
December 6, 2006
Sunny Isles, FL (at HEDNA)
HSMAI’s 7th Travel Internet Marketing Strategy Conference, themed “New Intelligence for the E-Marketplace,” is designed to bring together leading industry experts to discuss the hottest issues and trends in Internet marketing. The event will take place at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, FL, immediately following the annual HEDNA Conference. HSMAI’s 7th Travel Internet Marketing Strategy Conference will feature addresses by Geoff Ramsey, CEO of eMarketer, and Jacki Kelley, Yahoo! Category Development Officer, Travel. Additional highlights include the release of three new Internet marketing reports: HSMAI & TIA Internet Marketing Metrics Feasibility Study; TIG Global & HSMAI Profits and Pitfalls of Online Marketing: A Legal Desk Reference for Travel Executives; and the inaugural HSMAI & iPerceptions Travel Customer Satisfaction Report. For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmai.org or www.travelinternetmarketing.org.
HSMAI/CHA Caribbean Sales & Marketing Strategy Conference
December 7-8, 2006
The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) and HSMAI team up once again for this second annual event. The two-day dynamic agenda will delve into a wide range of sales and marketing topics and tools while addressing the differences and nuances for both hoteliers and tourism officials doing business in the Caribbean region. The spectrum of topics will range from Internet marketing (eCommerce, web site design and search engine optimization) to revenue management, affiliate marketing, evolving wholesale models, developing sales strategies and strategic business planning.
A special pre-conference workshop on “Strategic Planning for Hotels
& Resorts” by John Fareed, Partner, Fareed & Zapala Marketing Partners,
will be repeated again this year on Dec. 7.
April 4, 2007Having hosted seven conferences to date, HSMAI’s Internet Marketing Strategy Conferences bring together leading industry experts to discuss the hottest issues and trends in Internet marketing. For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmai.org.
Revenue Management Strategy Conference
June 25, 2007
Orlando, FL (at HITEC)
Designed for revenue and yield management professionals, this annual conference addresses critical issues and offers viable solutions and strategies for this very specific market segment. For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmai.org.
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®
Three shows held annually for meeting planners and suppliers, HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings? provides meeting planners with free educational workshops on topics related to affordable meeting planning, plus an impressive trade show component featuring exhibitors from a cross-section of the travel industry, including hotels and resorts, CVBs, destination management companies, airlines, etc. The 2007 schedule is as follows:
April 11-12, 2007Contact: HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®
c/o George Little Management (GLM), Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954
Beth Petersen, show manager, (914) 421-3377; Fax (914) 948-2918
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.affordablemeetings.com
HSMAI is an organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising nearly 7,000 members worldwide, with 36 chapters in the Americas region.
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