Preparing for HSMAI European Travel Awards

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Tower Bridge in London

The HSMAI European Travel Awards is being held for the first time ever on Thursday 5 May next year, according to the weekly letter (in Norwegian) from Ingunn Hofseth, president and CEO, HSMAI Division Europe and Chapter Norway. The event will be taking place in London, but the exact venue is yet to be decided, as we understand.

“You should however reserve the day already,” Ms Hofseth underlines, making a point of the event’s long overdue premiere. “HSMAI is prepared to refocus on pan European activities, and for the first time in HSMAI’s 80-year history, there will be a European competition and awards night, featuring representatives from the travel and hospitality industry throughout Europe, with a daytime conference to accompany the event”, Ms Hofseth, recently returned from the U.S. HSMAI Adrian Awards, says.

HSMAI Chapter Norway and Europe president and CEO Ingunn Hofseth at the HSMAI Chapter Norway Awards 2010. Photographers: Catharina Wandrup/Knut Joner
HSMAI Chapter Norway and Europe president and CEO Ingunn Hofseth at the HSMAI Chapter Norway Awards 2010. Photographers: Catharina Wandrup/Knut Joner

The European president and CEO will be taking up residence in London shortly, both in preparation of the upcoming event, but also the pan European activities for the next couple of years, including:

2010

  • HSMAI Lodging Chief Marketing Officer Roundtable Conference in London
  • Consolidate and develop the level of activities in national chapters
  • Special Interest Groups Revenue Management and Travel Internet Marketing
  • Revenue Management Certification programme
  • Webinars
  • A digital European magazine; European Marketing Review, four times a year
  • European Advisory Board meeting, twice a year
  • Starting up chapters in new markets

2011

  • HSMAI Roundtable Conference in London Thursday 5 May 2011
  • HSMAI European Travel Award, the evening of Thursday 5 May 2011
  • Starting up chapters in new markets

“Also, I’m happy to announce that American Express Global has signed up as official HSMAI Europe sponsor, with new sponsors in the pipeline, to be announced as new activities are unveiled,” Ingunn Hofseth informs.