Cornell Hotel School names Bill Marriott, Jr. “Icon of the Year” and TIG Global founders as “Hospitality Innovators of the Year”
Leaders’ Innovation recognized as valuable contribution to the global hospitality industry
As co-founders of TIG Global, the premier internet marketing company for hospitality and travel, Malek and Schneck lead the company in serving an extensive portfolio of clients internationally, including hotels, resorts, hospitality ownership and management groups, restaurants, spas, and destination marketing organizations. Over the past year, the creative firm drove over $700 million in online revenue to its clients and received over twenty-five awards for excellence in web design and web marketing, including twelve Adrian Awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
“Innovation, and the risk that goes with it, is the key to developing better and more efficient solutions," said Fred Malek, CEO of TIG Global. “During this time of decreased lodging demand, it is innovation that we need more of in order to succeed and it is an investment in innovation that will provide a high return on investment in the future.”
Marriott, Malek, and Schneck will be honored at the School’s annual awards dinner on June 2, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The event is open to the public and TIG Global clients and colleagues are encouraged to attend. For more information on the awards dinner, visit .
About TIG Global | TIG Global, headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area, is dedicated to assisting the travel industry with exceeding their online marketing goals and specializes in hotel Internet marketing and destination Internet marketing. Serving an extensive portfolio of clients worldwide, TIG Global combines its industry knowledge and e-business expertise to help clients maximize the online channel. TIG Global offers multi-language websites, a vast network of internationally based strategic linking partners, email and pay-per-click marketing campaigns tailored to all international markets, custom social media solutions, and websites optimized for major search engines around the world.