STR Global provides an excellent opportunity for members of HSMAI Student Europe

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Practical experience and an opportunity to network is something both STR Global and HSMAI Student Europe recognise as critical factors in today’s competitive job market. They have decided, therefore, to create an exciting competition for members of HSMAI Student Europe.

Students are to write an essay of 1000 words, or less, on the following topic:

The future of the hotel industry: What are the next top three markets, and which new innovations will affect future product offerings?

The winner of the contest will be sponsored with a conference pass to the Hotel Data Conference in London, 6 September 2011. Accommodation and air-faire included.

Hans Stenseng, leader of HSMAI Student, at the HSMAI European Travel Marketer Awards in London 5 May 2011
Hans Stenseng, leader of HSMAI Student, at the HSMAI European Travel Marketer Awards in London 5 May 2011.

“Being present at this conference provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the industry and what we can expect in the future. This is the type of hands-on training we don’t receive in the classroom, which can provide us with a competitive edge,” says Hans Stenseng, student and leader of HSMAI Student.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with industry leaders, as the Hotel Data Conference Europe is a gathering of industry executives. The conference will be held in conjunction with the first Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. This means that not only executives from the hotel industry will be present, but also hotel owners, providing the student even further possibilities for valuable contacts.

“The students need to get out there and show themselves so that the industry is aware of who they are when they seek for future employment,” says Ingunn Hofseth, President of HSMAI Europe, continuing “and we are very pleased to work with STR Global to empower our future leaders.”

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To submit to the competition, please send an essay of no more than 1000 words to

Make sure to include your name, contact information, field of study and your school.

The competition deadline is 31 July 2011. The winner will be announced mid-August.

Please note: New deadline and competition updates! (added 15 August 2011)