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HEDNA's December 2007 Conference Looks at Shaping the Future of
Digital Travel; Keynote speakers are Henry H. Harteveldt of
Forrester Research and Daniel Levine of Avant -Guide

Sept. 12, 2007, Washington, DC - How can the travel industry build on its know-how and create a digital travel experience that gets raves from customers? Find out by attending HEDNA's conference, "Shaping the Future: Turning History into Success," to be held December 3-5, 2007 at the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.  
This thought-provoking conference features a certain-to-be-notable opening keynote speech by Henry H. Harteveldt, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. Harteveldt will draw on his latest research on how the digital travel experience disappoints travelers, and what travel companies must do to deliver meaningful and humanized experiences for the traveler. This year's closing keynote speaker will be Daniel Levine, executive director of Avant-Guide Institute. Known as the ultimate insider, Levine will look at current trends and how the industry can benefit from them.
Attendees will also learn about global distribution issues, best practices in the industry and the latest  in e-commission solutions. Networking opportunities are plentiful including several receptions and the technology showcase. Don't miss this opportunity to meet your peers and to benefit from the advice and tips you'll only get through HEDNA. To view the conference agenda, visit
Mark your calendars for 2008
Don't forget to put these important 2008 HEDNA conference dates on your calendar!
HEDNA's "Distribution Footprints in New Frontiers" Conference
April 28-30, 2008
Corinthia Hotel Lisboa 
Lisbon, Portugal
HEDNA's "Jazzing Up Your Distribution Strategy" Conference
December 8-10, 2008
Royal Sonesta  Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose worldwide membership includes executives and managers from over 200 of the most influential companies in the hotel distribution industry. Founded in 1991, all of HEDNA's activities are intended to stimulate the booking of hotel rooms through the use of GDS, the Internet and other electronic means. HEDNA brings all segments of the hotel industry together to evolve systems and services into electronic distribution that is easy and efficient.

Contacts: Valerie Cooper
HEDNA Executive Director
phone: +1 202-205-8400

Also See: The Hotel Electronic Distribution Industry Embarking on a New Stage of Its Evolution; Rapid Pace of Tech Trends Reshaping How Hotel Rooms are Booked / May 2007


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