Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS), the hospitality industry’s leading Internet marketing and distribution consulting firm, today announces Chief eBusiness Strategist, Max Starkov, will present at EyeforTravel’s flagship Travel Distribution Summit North America in Chicago, IL, Oct 13-14. Starkov will speak during the Keynote Session, “The New Age – Mobile Strategies and Opportunities in Travel,” on day two of the conference.
The Travel Distribution Summit, now in its twelfth year, is North America’s largest forum for travel industry professionals. The conference will address trends, innovations, challenges, and opportunities within the industry. During his keynote, Starkov will outline a concrete mobile marketing action plan for hoteliers; offer case studies from the mobile marketing trenches; and discuss mobile booking engines, m-CRM, m-marketing lists, mobile advertising, location-based services and more. Hoteliers in attendance will gain a clear understanding of the importance of mobile strategies and learn how to launch and manage a robust mobile marketing plan for their hotels.
“Mobile travel bookings are projected to grow 700% in two short years, and US M-Commerce will reach a staggering $1 billion in 2010 (ABI Research),” said Starkov. “Mobile marketing must become a vital component of the marketing mix for any successful travel marketer and hotelier. In order to meet the enormous growth in consumer demand for mobile services, travel marketers must start with a clear understanding of current best practices in mobile marketing, and then launch a targeted mobile strategy and campaign—starting with a mobile website. As the professional development of hoteliers and travel marketers is our passion at HeBS, I welcome the opportunity to provide attendees with a step-by-step mobile marketing action plan on how to drive incremental revenues using a sound, cutting-edge mobile marketing strategy.”
HeBS is a pioneer of mobile strategies in hospitality, creating and implementing mobile websites and mobile Internet marketing strategies for its clients. HeBS’ principals have written influential articles and research papers on the subject including “Wireless in Travel and Hospitality: Hype or Necessity?” (September, 2001) and “Mobile Marketing & Distribution Strategy in Hospitality: the Future is Already Here” (August, 2009). The firm recently won an Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) award for Best Hotel and Lodging mobile application for The Allison Inn & Spa mobile-ready website. Starkov also led presentations on mobile marketing at the last EHTEC conference, as well as at HSMAI’s Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference this past June.