Presentations to focus on outlook for Tampa Bay’s hospitality industry
Tampa, FL (July 10, 2013) …Hospitality industry experts will offer insights into what 2014 may hold for Tampa Bay area hotels, resorts, attractions more during the July 25 14th Annual Trends & Forecasting Forum that will be held 8 a.m. – noon at the Tampa Airport Marriott.
Representatives from the following travel industry specialists have been invited to assess market trends and provide industry forecasts:
· MMGY Global (http://www.mmgyglobal.com/) an integrated travel marketing firm with offices worldwide
· Smith Travel Research, part of the multi-national STR Global (http://www.strglobal.com/) which tracks supply and demand for the hotel industry to provide market share analysis
· The Plasencia Group (http://www.tpghotels.com/), a Tampa-based firm that offers hospitality investment sales, consulting, and advisory services throughout the United States, Canada and Caribbean
In addition, Visit Florida, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Visit Tampa Bay officials are also scheduled to attend the forum that is presented annually by the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (HCHMA).
“We are excited to present our roundtable of national and local experts who will provide our industry with a snapshot of the 2014 calendar year and the condition of the Tampa Bay market,” said Bob Morrison, HCHMA executive director.
Members of Tampa Bay’s travel industry will be briefed on relevant data designed to help hoteliers and others develop sales plans and budgets for coming year.
The Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association is a membership-based organization that represents leading hotels, motels and resorts. First organized in 1937, HCHMA members include hotels, motels and resorts as well as the beneficiaries of the Tourist Development Tax allocated within Hillsborough County and businesses that provide products and services to the hospitality industry.
For more information, or for reservations, go to http://hchma.com/calendar-t/icalrepeat.detail/2013/07/25/157/84|85|86/14th-annual-hchma-trends-a-forecasting-forum.html or call 813-810-1641.
The Tampa Airport Marriott is located at Tampa International Airport (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/directions/tpaap-tampa-airport-marriott/).