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Arizona Chapter of HSMAI celebrates 35th annual fundraiser

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International — HSMAI — announced that it will present the 35th Anniversary Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Rooster.” This annual event will be held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Resort Paradise Valley-Scottsdale on Friday, July 14, 2017, with over 350… Read More →

Arizona Chapter of HSMAI announces 2017 board

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International — HSMAI — announced it’s 2017 Board of Directors to lead the association. Board of Directors for 2017 are President Erik Dorr, Intelity; Immediate Past President Kelly Murphy, CMP, CHME, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues; President-Elect Rochelle Barton, Topgolf Gilbert; Vice-President Jim Kenney, Infor;… Read More →

Arizona chapter of HSMAI awards excellence

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International recently recognized several members with “Awards of Excellence” for their outstanding contributions to the association. The recipients: Sponsor of the Year: Event Team Inc. General Manager of the Year: Ryan McKenzie, North Central Group Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year: Wendy Johnson, SuperShuttle Arizona Host… Read More →

HSMAI Arizona takes home ‘Best of the Best Awards’

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The travel and hospitality industry’s leading professional association, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), presented the Arizona Chapter with multiple “Best of the Best Awards” and the prestigious “2015-2016 Chapter of the Year Award” at the “Mike Leven Annual HSMAI Leadership Conference” in Florida earlier this month. HSMAI presented a total of 20… Read More →

HSMAI auction to benefit children with hunger

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 34th Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Monkey,” on Friday, June 24, 2016 the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s… Read More →

Going mobile with customer service

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Today’s ubiquity of mobile devices has revolutionized the way consumers make their decisions. According to an October 2015 Pew Research study, 68 percent of Americans have smartphones and 48 percent have tablets. Consumers are increasingly using these devices to plan trips, make reservations and read and write reviews. Therefore, the development of an effective mobile… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

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Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

HSMAI celebrates 34th Chinese Auction Fundraiser

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 34th Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Monkey,” on Friday, June 24, 2016 the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s… Read More →

HSMAI prepares for Chinese Auction Fundraiser

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 33rd Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Sheep,” on Friday, June 26, 2015 the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s mission… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

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Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

AZ Chapter/Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Celebrates 31st Annual Fundraiser

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The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present their 31st Annual Chinese Auction, celebrating the “Year of the Snake,” at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21 at the beautiful DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort. Proceeds from this event will help to support our association’s mission and our continuing efforts to provide… Read More →

HSMAI hosts 31st Annual Chinese Auction

by in Events | Featured | Marketing

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present their 31st Annual Chinese Auction, celebrating the “Year of the Snake,” on Friday, June 21, 2013 the beautiful DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this event will help to support the association’s mission and its continuing efforts… Read More →

HSMAI member profile: Tiffany Nelson

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Like most industries, hospitality took a hit during the economic downturn, but the Arizona travel industry started to recover in 2010 and pumped $18.3 billion in direct travel spending into Arizona’s economy in 2011. Helping fuel that economic engine is the Arizona chapter of the the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Az Business… Read More →

HSMAI member profile: Lynn M. Flosi

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Like most industries, hospitality took a hit during the economic downturn, but the Arizona travel industry started to recover in 2010 and pumped $18.3 billion in direct travel spending into Arizona’s economy in 2011. Helping fuel that economic engine is the Arizona chapter of the the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Az Business… Read More →