Hannah is the founder & Chief Emotionist(e) Officer at Hannah Béraud Digital Communications. She helps hotels, restaurants and travel companies create more human digital relationships to drive direct bookings and supports them in their digital transformation. Thanks to a network of partners with expertise in the communications, branding, technology & hospitality sectors, they create multi-dimensional, measurable and strategic solutions adapted to their clients’ resources and objectives. Keep Reading
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Martin Owen joined the industry as a travel agent specializing in corporate travel, before working in reservations and sales for an international airline. He moved back into agency management eventually managing a chain of travel agencies in London.
In 1983, he joined Travelbag, a small company of 12 people selling discounted air tickets to Australia. He was part of the ownership team that grew the company to 400 people as a major long-haul tour operator. Travelbag also ran its own charter flight operation with daily flights to Australia from the UK, and owned a tourist ranch and hotel in Central Australia.
On selling his stake in Travelbag in 1996, he established a Tourism Consultancy, Owen Organization. The consultancy assisted in air and land product purchasing for a major tour operator; technology management for an international travel agency group; technology consulting for Sabre/American Airlines in Europe; establishing travel industry distribution for Serviced Apartment rentals worldwide; and developed a travel agency specializing in international travel for dogs among other projects.
Erik is a hotel technology marketing specialist, with deep experience across global markets with solutions such as revenue management, online distribution and property management. Erik started his career in hotel management, then shifted to technical roles in solution consulting and delivery, before specializing in sales and marketing leadership.
Atul G. Patel, CHO is a second generation hotelier. He and his family moved to the United States in 1979 and settled in Tifton, GA, where his family bought their first independent hotel. After learning the trade in the family business, Atul went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University, and a Master’s Degree in Finance Georgia State. He now has an interest in seven properties, and he and his partners manage a portfolio of five.
Tim Danyo is a film maker, an educator, and an entrepreneur. His training is in visual communications and has worked on many successful film, documentary, television and web video projects. Based on Missoula, Montana, Tim’s company, Imagination Media, provides video production, editing, and duplication services for Web, TV, commercials, promotional, corporate and training videos.
Leslie Samuel is a former university professor turned full-time blogger. The owner of Become A Blogger, and the host of the Learning with Leslie podcast, all of his content is focused on building an online business, from blogging, to marketing, to social media.
Amy Infante is a sales & marketing consultant to the hospitality industry. Her businesses, Plan B Consultants, Inc. and Sales4Hire™ provide cost effective, “done for you” hotel sales & marketing solutions, as well as consulting services customized to fit your needs. Keep Reading
Jeff is the Head Product Educator at Leadpages – The #1 landing page software for your business that lets you collect leads and customer contacts from sales pages, pop-up forms, social media, text messaging, and email. Jeff helps Leadpages customers achieve amazing results with the many products and features they offer, and his content has generated millions of dollars in revenue and leads. Keep Reading
Jared is a co-founder and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of HotelTonight, the on-demand hotel booking app. Prior to HotelTonight, Jared led partner development and served on the founding executive team at online video production and distribution pioneer TurnHere. Keep Reading
Mark Glickman is an internationally acclaimed marketing and sales strategist, author, advisor to emerging companies, and professional speaker on topics including marketing, branding, sales and social media. Mark was selected as one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing” by Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).