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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

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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

HSMAI Arizona Board of Directors, back row from left: Wendy Johnson, SuperShuttle/ExecuCar; Oscar Mastrantuono, Phoenix Suns; Stephanie Liegeois, Café Bon Appetit at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM); Erik Dorr, GCommerce Solutions; Aime Brewbaker, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company; Zachary Singh, Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona; and Kelly Murphy, CMP, CHME, Phoenix Convention Center and Venues. Front row, from left: Joanne Winter, executive director; Suzanne Hagberg, The Desert Belle; Rochelle Barton, TopGolf Gilbert. Not pictured: Michelle Huebner, CMP, WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center.

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

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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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by in Events

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

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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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by in Featured | Marketing | Sports

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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by in Featured | Marketing

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 prepares next generation of hospitality leaders

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by in Education | Featured

To create the perfect meal, preparation is key. The same might be said for creating the perfect employee in the hospitality industry. “Though some things like a friendly smile and a well-prepared meal will never change, the hospitality industry has gone through major changes in last few years,” says David R. Landau, program chair for… Read More →

HSMAI helps hospitality industry fuel sales

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by in Business News | Economy | Featured

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 he Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). “HSMAI’s mission… Read More →

Q&A with HSMAI president

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by in Featured | Marketing

Penny Allphin, the national sales manager for the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, is president of the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). She brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry — including positions with Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Carefree Resort & Villas, and Radisson Poco Diablo Resort… Read More →