Theme for Friday, Aug. 2, Presentations is “Back to the Future”
Tampa, FL (July 18, 2013) …A date change has been announced for the upcoming 14th annual Trends & Forecasting Forum that will now be held on Friday, Aug. 2, officials with the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (HCHMA) announced.
The Tampa Airport Marriott location remains unchanged and the presentations will be provided throughout the morning from 8 a.m. until noon.
Hospitality industry experts will offer insights into what 2014 may hold for in store for Tampa Bay area hotels, resorts, attractions more when representatives from the following travel industry firms assess market trends and provide industry forecasts:
· 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
· Visit Tampa Bay (http://www.visittampabay.com/), the marketing organization responsible for booking meetings, trade shows and conventions in the Tampa market as well as for promoting the area as a leisure destination
In addition, Visit Florida and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater officials have been invited to attend the forum that is presented annually by the HCHMA.
“In order to better accommodate our speakers and to provide our industry with the best information available regarding the business outlook for 2014, the date of this highly anticipated annual event has been moved to the first Friday in August,” 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/).