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HSMAI President and CEO Robert A. Gilbert Honored with the
Miguel Aleman Valdes Excellency in Tourism Award

October 2011 - HSMAI is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Robert A. Gilbert has been presented the Miguel Aleman Valdes Excellency in Tourism Award by the Miguel Aleman Foundation. The foundation was established in 1984 by family members and close friends of the former Mexican president and annually recognizes an individual with the prestigious award for their critical contributions in the development and enhancement of the tourism industry in Mexico. While in Mexico City to accept the award last week, Gilbert also delivered a keynote speech to more than 120 industry leaders highlighting the top trends impacting hospitality sales and marketing.

Jean Berthelot and Robert A. Gilbert
Jean Berthelot, Vice President of the tourism board for the Fundación Miguel Aleman
 and permanent member of the advisory board Mexico City HSMAI Chapter, awarding
Miguel Aleman Valdes Excellency in Tourism Award medal
to HSMAI President and CEO Robert A. Gilbert.

"Bob Gilbert was selected to receive this prestigious award by the Miguel Alemán Foundation thanks to the role that HSMAI Mexico has played in the national tourism industry and for the hard work in contributing to the professionalization of its members and others," said Dolores Avalos, HSMAI Mexico City Chapter president and director of public relations, InterContinental Hotels Group.

In addition to recognizing Gilbert as this year's award recipient, the Miguel Aleman Foundation presented him with a diploma, silver medal and made a donation to the HSMAI Mexico chapter.

José Jové, Member of the Board of Tourism for the Fundación Miguel Alemán and permanent Member of the board Mexico City HSMAI Chapter added, "As permanent Member of the Board of HSMAI Mexico Chapter and advisor to the Tourism Program of the Miguel Aleman Foundation, it is with great pleasure and pride that we recognize in Bob a great leader in the Tourism Industry; his presentation gave us a very ample view of the 'Top Trends Impacting Hospitality"'and we were able to see the importance of sales and marketing in order to consider a balance between the economic return and the provision of tourism services for the growth of travelers."
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at,, and

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