Webinar 26 June: Online Localisation Strategy in Hospitality

Webinar 26 June: Online Localisation Strategy in Hospitality

HSMAI Europe will host its first webinar on Digital Marketing on Friday 26 June, lead by Niklas Schlappkohl, Senior Director, eCommerce from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Chair of the HSMAI Europe Digital Marketing Advisory Board. Topic of the day will be Online Localisation Strategy in Hospitality, taking place at 9:30 AM (CET) on Friday 26 June. The webinar is designed to highlight the most important, high-level items when planning a multilingual website strategy…

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HSMAI Profile: Christopher Robinson

HSMAI Profile: Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson Senior Manager, Global eCommerce & Digital Services – Europe Marriott International Christopher is a member of the HSMAI Europe Digital Marketing Advisory Board.  Q: What does a day at work consist of for you? A: It is so varied, I run a team of Digital Client Service Managers at Marriott International as part of the Marriott Digital Services Program, new for 2015, we manage the digital performance across 160 individual hotels, in over 25 countries…

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Lennert De Jong New HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Board Chair

Lennert De Jong New HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Board Chair

In a recent meeting citizenM Hotels’ Commercial Director Lennert De Jong was elected to succed Christian Boerger as chair of the HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Board, accompanied by IDeaS Revenue Solutions’ Senior Manager Paul Van Meerendonk as vice chair. “The commitment among the Revenue Management Advisory Board members, and their genuine intention to contribute to the further development of our industry, is inspiring,” Ingunn Hofseth, HSMAI Europe’s President and CEO, says, adding: “We couldn’t dream…

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AccorHotels accelerates its transformation

AccorHotels accelerates its transformation

AccorHotels ramps up its digital drive by transforming its AccorHotels.com distribution platform into a marketplace open to a selection of independent hotels. This service will gradually become available to hoteliers in the first target markets starting at the end of June 2015, and guests will be able to access it from July 2015. In time, the objective is to offer more than 10,000 hotels in 300 key cities worldwide, or a three-fold increase in the…

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HSMAI Europe partnership with eHotelier

HSMAI Europe partnership with eHotelier

HSMAI Europe and eHotelier are delighted to announce the signing of an agreement to work in partnership to support professional development within the industry. HSMAI Europe purpose is to be the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. “We are delighted to work with eHotelier, one of the leading web portals for hoteliers, hospitality, catering and culinary professionals, for the benefits…

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CEO Think Tank and Revenue Management Certification in Frankfurt in September

CEO Think Tank and Revenue Management Certification in Frankfurt in September

On September 24th and 25th HSMAI Europe will host several small events at Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt by invitation only to our members. This include the very first HSMAI Europe CEO Think Tank. At the same time in Frankfurt you will be able to attend a pre certification workshop and take the globally recognized certification exam in Revenue Management. The more you know, and the more you can prove you know, the better ROI you…

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HSMAI Profile: Stephen Williams

HSMAI Profile: Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams Sales and Marketing Director Windward Management  Stephen is the Chair of HSMAI Europe Irish National Advisory Board and also a member of HSMAI Europe Digital Marketing Advisory Board Q: What does a day at work consist of for you? A: Each day is different, we are involved in either the ownership or management of almost 15 properties in Ireland and Europe. A typical day would involve reviewing each hotels performance from the previous day, analysing…

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HSMAI Expands To Ireland

HSMAI Expands To Ireland

HSMAI is in the process of revitalising its presence on the Emerald Isle, organised by HSMAI Europe, assisted by a national advisory board and headed by Windward Management’s Stephen Williams and hospitality tech company Avvio. “Ireland had its very own HSMAI chapter – HSMAI Ireland – covering the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland not many years ago. Activities sadly dwindled during the tough economic climate, despite a solid core of key people still eager…

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Niklas Schlappkohl New Chair of Digital Marketing Advisory Board

Niklas Schlappkohl New Chair of Digital Marketing Advisory Board

Shortly following a pre advisory board meeting taking place in Oslo last Friday, Niklas Schlappkohl, Senior Director, eCommerce at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, was elected Chair of the HSMAI Europe Digital Marketing Advisory Board, along with Vice Chair Terri Scriven, Industry Head of Hospitality at Google UK. “We are extremely pleased to see these very important positions filled by two eminent experts, propelling HSMAI forward as a powerhouse for digital marketing within the travel…

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79 pct believe the RM task to be fundamentally different by 2020

79 pct believe the RM task to be fundamentally different by 2020

In connection with a London lecture, :DORM for President – Revenue Management Professionals becoming Data Scientists and Marketing Evangelists, a survey was carried out by HSMAI Europe and Accor. Here are the results (best viewed in full-screen mode): The Future of RM from HSMAIeurope Photo: Frédéric Toitot, Director RM programs & careers, Global Revenue Management, Accor, shortly after receiving his CRME (Certified Revenue Management Executive) in London on 25 February 2015. Photographers: Gunnar Kopperud –…

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