HSMAI convened commercial executives from 11 brands, 20 management companies, and 10 ownership groups to discuss evolving trends in revenue generation, commercial strategy, and consumer behavior as well as the opportunities to envision a different future to optimize profitability at an executive roundtable in Dallas on Sept.
By Larry Mogelonsky – Managing Director Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited
Held in person for the first time since June 2019, the hotel industry’s premier show on technology took place in Dallas during the final week of September, running concurrent to the Lodging Conference over in Phoenix.
By Rodney G. Clough – President - HVS Americas, Denver
With nearly 2,000 registered, the Lodging Conference brought together members of the hospitality industry to discuss the recovery, challenges, and successes of the industry to date. The highlights of the event from those that attended from HVS are summarized here.
More than 2,600 attendees from 52 countries gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 18-22 for the 52nd annual IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the United States.
View by Gonzalo Carpintero Navarro – Senior Vice President Operations & Head of Business Transformation Office at Radisson Hotel Group
"In 2017, Radisson Hotel Group completed a comprehensive diagnostic and developed a strong five-year plan with 25 concrete initiatives many of which focus on innovation. One of these initiatives includes the development of our global IT platform called EMMA, which covers CRS, PMS, S&C, and POS."
By Jeff Venza – Chairman and CEO, Venza
As anyone in the hospitality industry is undoubtedly aware, it is finally that time of year again. The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) is just around the corner, marking the long-awaited return of in-person events and tradeshows.
Earlier this year, we shared a consumer survey showing that travel for pleasure is the out-of-home activity Americans have missed the most over the past year and a half. But according to that report, not far behind the longing to travel once again, consumers shared another activity near the top of their post-pandemic bucket list: attending sporting events and other live experiences.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will celebrate four outstanding revenue optimization leaders during HSMAI ROC Americas in Dallas on Sept. 29. HSMAI will honor Cindy Estis Green, CEO and cofounder of Kalibri Labs, with the prestigious Vanguard Award for Achievement in Revenue Optimization.
View by Martin Soler – Partner at Soler & Associates
"I don't think the metaverse (also known simply as virtual reality) will change much to travel and hotels as solely virtual experiences. I believe it will become a way for guests to check out the hotel or destination before traveling - maybe making reviews less relevant because they can "go and see it" and possibly interact with the staff."
Spotlighting the Powerhouse Speakers Presenting at HITEC Dallas and HFTP Annual Convention this Month
Each year, the carefully curated education programs at HITEC and the HFTP Annual Convention feature amazing individuals, presenting supercharged keynote and general sessions, sharing their personal stories and drawing valuable connections designed to help attendees grow both personally and professionally in their own lives.
U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2021 Destiny and Mercury Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at the annual ESTO conference (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), held August 15-17 in Los Angeles.
Hospitality Upgrade Publisher and President Rich Siegel announced the next recipient of the John Cahill student seat will be Alana Agcaoili, an undergraduate student of the Kennesaw State University School of Hospitality Administration.