The hotel electronic distribution community gained a valuable new resource this month created by Open World, an award-winning eCommerce solutions company. The smartly redesigned website: www.HEDNA.org
launched by The Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), recently made its successful debut and is positioned as the premier source of information for distribution professionals in the lodging industry.
A significant player in electronic distribution, HEDNA’s choice of Open World further reinforces the company’s position as a leading eCommerce solutions organisation in the global travel and hospitality industry.
“The Board of Directors is confident that the new website will enhance the knowledge of each person in our industry, especially for our HEDNA membership,” remarked HEDNA President Tiffany Topcik. “We have enriched the content available to users and organised the information in an easy-to-navigate fashion; the new HEDNA.org will definitely be a tool that industry professionals will be using on a daily basis.”
Highlights of the new website include:
The latest hotel distribution news from Hsyndicate
Job bank that displays information from qualified job candidates and available industry positions
Calendar of HEDNA and other hospitality conferences
Links to organisations that maintain industry statistics
Past Conference and Learning Session presentations
Committee resources that are available to HEDNA members
Catalog of available White Papers and other HEDNA publications
Valuable benefits available to HEDNA members attending industry events
… and more.
Mark Wong, Executive Vice President of Open World is equally as thrilled with the results of the project. “We are delighted with the transformation that we’ve been able to make for HEDNA. Our client base is hospitality organisations, so we were able to apply our depth of experience in this niche field toward a website that is visually stylish, functional and truly relevant to the everyday needs of distribution professionals.” Under the oversight of Marion Hughes, Director of Business Development, Open World collaborated closely with the HEDNA Board of Directors to build the site that would be the “one-stop-shop” for hotel electronic distribution information.
Established in 1995, Open World specialises in eCommerce solutions for the travel and hospitality industry and hosts more than 2,000 web sites for over 60 brands worldwide in more than 10 languages. With 11 offices around the word, Open World is a truly global company which seamlessly integrates best practice in both the art and science of delivering full-service eCommerce solutions. This includes customised web site design, applying 'first-in-natural-search' marketing science, direct channel distribution and reservation system integration.