The HSMAI European Travel Awards: 4 More Months

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The London Hilton Park Lane

The HSMAI European Travel Awards is being held for the first time ever, to take place at the London Hilton Park Lane hotel on Thursday 5 May 2011, with invitations to submit contributions and detailed information pending some time during the second week of January.

“You really should reserve the day already,” Ms Ingunn Hofseth, HSMAI Europe’s president and CEO, underlines, making a point of the event’s long overdue premiere. “HSMAI is in the process of refocusing on its European activities, and for the first time in HSMAI’s 80-year-long 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, says, amid preparations for the 7 February HSMAI Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference, also to be held in London (at the Hilton London Metropole).

The European president and CEO has already taken up residence in London, commuting to and fro Oslo, in preparation of the upcoming events, in addition to a great deal of other activities, including:

  • Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference in London Monday 7 February 2011
  • HSMAI Roundtable Conference in London Thursday 5 May 2011 (detailed presentation to follow)
  • HSMAI European Travel Award, the evening of Thursday 5 May 2011 (detailed presentation to follow)
  • Starting up chapters in new markets
  • HSMAI Sales Conference, Autumn 2011 (date and place to be announced at a later stage)
  • Webinars
  • Meeting Exchanges, to be held in all Nordic countries (and possibly other countries) next year
  • National Prize Awards, to be held in conjunction with afore mentioned Meeting Exchanges
  • The HSMAI Gazette twice a year (possible four issues when needed)
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on:
    • Revenue Management
    • Travel Internet Marketing
    • Other subjects
  • Increased presence in the social media
  • Continued membership recruitment
  • Developing comprehensive PR strategies
  • Continue to develop industry partnerships

The last couple of months saw a number of successful meetings and conferences held by HSMAI Europe, among which we would like to mention: