HSMAI Launches New Member Stimulus Campaign
As part of the "Buzz on HSMAI" campaign, newly signed Americas region members* will receive a stimulus package, which includes a complimentary copy of the HSMAI Foundation's The Travel Marketer's Guide to Social Media and Social Networks, a $5 gift card to Starbucks and a choice between:
- A Hospitality Competency-Based Assessment, created in partnership with 20/20 Assessment, a service of HVS- A list of regionalized meeting planner profiles from HSMAI's Affordable Meetings
"We are pleased to offer this program in these tough economic times. Our stimulus initiative makes these professional and business development member benefits immediately available to our new members to help them sharpen their skills and drive incremental revenues to their business," said HSMAI Executive Vice President Fran Brasseux.
The assessment offers new members the opportunity to evaluate their skills and provides a coaching-development session at no charge beyond the annual HSMAI membership fee. Or new members can choose to receive a list of HSMAI's Affordable Meetings attendees who plan meetings in one of seven U.S. regions. HSMAI's Affordable Meetings® conferences and exhibitions attract motivated planners from all sectors of the industry who attend looking for quality resources to enhance their meetings and events.
Members of HSMAI represent all segments of hospitality, travel and tourism, with sales and marketing professionals from hotels, resorts, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, car rental companies, railroads, convention and visitors bureaus, area attractions and destinations. In addition, HSMAI members include owners, executives and managers, as well as professionals from supplier organizations, and students and faculty from hospitality degree programs.
*Special promotion applies only to new Americas Region members joining between 10/15/09-12/31/09 and paying regular membership fee ($350.00). New member is defined as someone who has never been a member of HSMAI or whose membership has been expired for six months or more. Other rules and restrictions may apply.
Details on the Buzz campaign can be found at .
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 ROCET, 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 www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
HSMAI is the leading association of sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry. With over 7,000 members in 35 countries, HSMAI is a global network of individuals, chapters, businesses and organizations. All industry segments are represented including hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships, car rental agencies, restaurants, attractions and theme parks, convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies and reservation sales organizations.
As the regional chapter for the metropolitan area, HSMAI Greater New York serves a community of over 500 hospitality professionals who are committed to the highest standards of service and ongoing professional development.
Membership is open to anyone in hospitality sales, marketing or management as well as travel and tourism educators and service providers who support the industry. HSMAI continues to lead the industry by providing education and market research to its members.