ITM and HRS’ Corporate Lodging Forum partner to enrich hotel education for business travel leaders
The Institute of Travel Management (ITM), representing 3,700 business travel buyers and suppliers in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions provider, are collaborating to enhance corporate hospitality education. At ITM’s annual conference in April 2019 in Brighton, ITM and HRS leaders will work together to create a day-long Corporate Lodging Forum, which will take place on 29 April. HRS will also be a strategic sponsor at ITM events in Ireland and the UK throughout the year, beginning with the ITM-GBTA Strategic Meetings Management Symposium in London on 31 January.
HRS’ Corporate Lodging Forum (CLF) is the leading worldwide lodging education series. Since 2013, thousands of travel managers and procurement executives on five continents have attended the CLF. In 2018, CLF events were held in 13 countries, cumulatively bringing more than 250 executive speakers and travel management peers to the stage to discuss corporate hotel issues including evolving sourcing models, virtual payment trends and traveller connectivity.
“We are excited to work with HRS and incorporate CLF into our annual conference,” said Scott Davis, Chief Executive Officer of ITM. “We know that travel managers are under increasing pressure to stay ahead of hotel trends and improve traveller satisfaction, which is no mean feat. ITM’s partnership with HRS’ CLF signifies a synchronized approach to deliver high quality, relevant and insightful content that helps ITM members maximise the performance of their travel programme.”
“ITM and HRS are aligned when it comes to helping travel buyers navigate the complex global hospitality arena,” said Chris Crowley, Vice President of EMEA for HRS. “The next year promises to be fascinating, especially in Europe. We look forward to working closely with ITM to put together relevant content for ITM members, including a keynote that addresses tactics for handling the ever-changing Brexit landscape.”