Over the past nearly 17 years, HeBS' principals and experts have pioneered many of the "best practices" in Internet marketing and direct online channel distribution in the hospitality and travel verticals, making us the leading choice in hotel Internet marketing companies.
1994-1995: Affordable Europe Vacations:
Pioneering travel website and online booking engine, one of the earliest examples of online travel implementations in the industry. More online bookings generated for the guaranteed departure tours program via the website and custom-made website booking engine, than from the company's print tour brochure. Max Starkov was President & CEO.
Innovative direct supplier-to-consumer online travel marketplace, ranked 3rd in traffic after Priceline.com. Website had over 15,000 travel suppliers and 1 million unique visitors. TravelBreak's co-founder and CEO Max Starkov authored and won patent approval for an innovative Web-based application for Dynamic Bargaining Process to Facilitate Consumer-Driven Purchase Demand in the travel industry (Serial # 09/557,325), an industry first.
2000-2001: Whale Media Technologies, Inc.
Cutting-edge hospitality online booking engine and travel technology infrastructure provider to the hospitality, corporate travel and convention and meetings markets. Under co-founder and CEO Max Starkov's leadership, Whale Media won the coveted Microsoft 2001 Worldwide RAD Award for the SmartSuite online reservation system for hospitality Internet marketing.
2001-Present: HeBS Digital
HeBS Digital is the industry’s leading full-service hotel digital marketing, website design and direct online channel strategy firm based in New York City.
HeBS Digital has pioneered many of the “best practices” in hotel digital marketing, social and mobile marketing, and direct online channel distribution. The firm has won over 225 prestigious industry awards for its digital marketing and website design services, including numerous Adrian Awards, Davey Awards, W3 Awards, WebAwards, Magellan Awards, Summit International Awards, Interactive Media Awards, and IAC Awards.