HSMAI announces 2017 Revenue Management Professionals of the Year and Vanguard Lifetime Achievement Honoree

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the Vanguard Award for Lifetime Achievement in Revenue Management to Dr Sheryl Kimes and honor three hospitality revenue management leaders as Revenue Management Professionals of the Year at its upcoming Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) Americas on Wednesday, June 28 in Toronto, Canada.

By |May 18th, 2017|

Agilysys to highlight strategies for maximizing non-gaming revenue on panel at Global Gaming Expo Asia 2017

Agilysys Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, has announced that Wilson Lu, Regional Director for the company's North Asia region, will be featured on an industry panel at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia). This year's event, which marks its 10th anniversary, is being held May 16-18 at The Venetian Macao.

By |May 17th, 2017|

MainStay Suites launches new prototype at Choice Hotels Convention

Choice Hotels International, Inc. revealed a new MainStay Suites prototype at the 63rd annual Choice Hotels Convention in Las Vegas. MainStay Suites, Choice's midscale extended stay brand, appeals to professionals and families who need a long-term hotel option. As such, the new prototype delivers on providing guests everything they need to feel at home all while enjoying the perks of a hotel.

By |May 16th, 2017|

Shortlist for the Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards announced

The data collection period for the 2017 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards (BoHos) has concluded, and the winners are set to be announced at the Boutique Hotel Summit on May 22.

By |May 15th, 2017|

ITB Asia sees strong exhibitor demand ahead of 10th anniversary show

Celebrating its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 is celebrating its milestone year with a flying start as the trade show sees a surge in exhibitor demand from industry heavyweights as well as the travel technology sector. Organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), the show will take place from October 25-27, 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.

By |May 12th, 2017|

HSMAI Digital Marketing Workshop Roadshow coming to Thailand

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) half-day Digital Marketing educational training workshops are coming to Thailand in May to Bangkok and Phuket, followed by Singapore and Australia in various locations later on in the year.

By |May 11th, 2017|

Event Intelligence collected 125 per cent in investor interest in six days

Event Intelligence collected €125k in indications over the past six days, as part of their planned €500k round. The UK startup is using the unique UK/Estonian crowdfunding platform Funderbeam for their campaign, which allows unique investor liquidity through a “startup stock exchange”.

By |May 10th, 2017|

IH&RA’ 53rd Congress to take place in Hangzhou, China October 13-15

Earlier this week, the President of IH&RA, Dr Ghassan Aidi, signed an agreement with the President of China Hotel Association, Han Ming, to organize IH&RA's 53rd Annual Congress to be taking place at the Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, October 13-15 2017.

By |May 10th, 2017|

Advancing the rise of women in lodging

Last week, Atlanta-based non-profit the Castell Project—an organization dedicated to advancing diversity in hospitality industry leadership—hosted its inaugural conference at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown.

By |May 9th, 2017|

Conference to explore the investment value in hotel operations

The Hotel Operations Conference, on May 23-24 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, will explore the rise and rise of third-party managers, and how it indicates investors in the hotel industry are beginning to demand clarity in the black box labelled “operations”.