In times of global turmoil, the travel industry is the first to be adversely affected. With Brexit, talks of another recession and unrest on a global level, there is plenty for travel brands to fear. Fortunately, with uncertainty comes profound opportunities and there is no better way to stay ahead of industry trends than by meeting and benchmarking against your peers at the travel industrys must-attend event TDS N. America.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Internationals Washington, D.C., chapter will host its annual State of the Industry event for area hospitality industry professionals Aug. 18 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
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Ellen Wilson, HSMAI Washington DC Chapter managing director, said attendees will learn the importance of understanding future demand and open pricing in the Washington market, where general and international visitation is trending up, but the pace of new reservations and group reservations is weakening, suggesting a need to drive local demand.