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With the hospitality industry facing an uncertain landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HSMAI Foundation is launching a first-of-its-kind global competition designed to inspire fresh thinking on how to market in this environment and to create a platform for developing and rewarding future leaders in this area.

Groundbreaking HSMAI Foundation State of Talent Report Released

The HSMAI Foundation has released a new Special Report: “The State of Hotel Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization Talent 2020-2021.” The insights featured in this report offer food for thought for every leader in our profession as we continue to navigate how we cultivate the talent pipeline.

HSMAI Foundation Announces Mike Dimond 2022 Scholarship Program Recipients

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Foundation is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Mike Dimond Scholarship. This prestigious program supports degree-seeking students who plan to pursue careers in hospitality. The 2022 Mike Dimond Scholarship Awardees are Tara Hajari and Ava Ruff.

HSMAI Foundation Distributes COVID Relief Grants to More Than 260 Hospitality Professionals Around the World

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is supporting the hospitality industry by distributing more than $130,000 in HSMAI Foundation COVID Relief Fund grants to more than 260 hospitality professionals around the world.

HSMAI Foundation Virtual Intercollegiate Conference Brings The Global Community Together April 4-7

Join the HSMAI Foundation and the hospitality collegiate community for the Virtual Intercollegiate Global Conference April 4-7, presented by HSMAI Greater New York. Featuring a robust line-up of speakers and panelists, this is a wonderful opportunity for hospitality students and faculty to gain valuable insights and connect with top industry professionals.

HSMAI Foundation’s COVID Relief Fund Opens with Generous $150,000 Donation from the Carolyn Smith Foundation

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is opening its COVID Relief Fund for grant applications following a generous donation of $150,000 from the Carolyn Smith Foundation on behalf of STR Founders Carolyn and Randy Smith.


HSMAI Foundation Welcomes Michelle Woodley as Chair, Members of 2022 Board of Directors

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is proud to announce the members of its 2022 Board of Directors. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives, led by chair, Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, who begins a two-year term.


HSMAI Foundation Distributes Second Round of COVID Relief Grants to Hospitality Professionals Around the World

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Foundation is supporting the hospitality industry by distributing a second round of COVID Relief Fund grants to hospitality professionals worldwide, bringing the total amount of grants to $170,000 distributed to nearly 400 recipients worldwide.