HSMAI Sales & Marketing Think Tank Summary

An HSMAI Region Europe sales and marketing themed Think Tank was held in Google’s London offices on Monday, 24 June 2019, with experts and keynote speakers from TravelClick, Nordic Choice Hotels and Google itself, reserved for leaders working directly in the hotel industry, resulting in very interesting thoughts related to OTAs’ ambition to increase their market share on corporate business and digital marketing.

Global Airline Passenger Demand for May Stays Solid but the Trend Has Slowed

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.

5 Hotel Food and Beverage Trends to Watch in 2019 – By Adam Hoydysh, Vice President of Hotel Sales at Plum

Perhaps taking a page from popular narratives like ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, travel and dining often go hand in hand. For most travelers, food and beverage options play a pivotal role in their experience of a new culture or landscape, as well as their opinion of the hotel in which they stay. In this respect, a great location, personalized hotel accommodations, attentive service, and great (often local-inspired) food and drink programs are the primary indicators of a trip well spent.