HSMAI Foundation Online Travel Auction Open for Bidding

  • 03.03.10
The HSMAI Foundation opened its first-ever online fundraising auction to bidders on March 1, 2010.

The Getaways for Good online travel auction includes everything from exotic once-in-a-lifetime experiences to weekend getaways available across the nation. 

A portion of the proceeds from the travel auction will go to support the various missions of the over 50,000 members of participating partner organizations: American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. The balance will go to the HSMAI Foundation to fund industry research, publications, educational programming and academic scholarships for students in hospitality programs throughout the world.

The Getaways for Good Auction is sponsored by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Foundation which was established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI. Its mission is to provide opportunities to support and grow the sales and marketing profession, including the awarding of over $10,000 in educational scholarships annually and the publication and distribution of educational materials such as the recently published "The Traveler Marketer's Guide to Social Media and Social Networks" and "Demystifying Distribution 2.0."

Vacation packages are up for bid from Marriott Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, The Broadmoor, InterContinental Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, and many more. Bidding runs until March 15, 2010.

HSMAI is a hospitality industry source for knowledge, community and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing and branding. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become an industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events, including HSMAI's Affordable Meetings┬«. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI, the HSMAI Foundation's mission is to expand and enhance the educational opportunities available to hospitality sales and marketing executives and to increase the amount of in-depth research conducted on behalf of the profession.

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