TravelCLICK’s eMarketer Honors to be Presented at HSMAI Gala Dinner

TravelCLICK
to Present Awards in Six Categories
Chicago, IL (January 5, 2004) -  Excellence in hotel industry eMarketing
will be recognized again this year at the HSMAI Travel Awards Night when TravelCLICK presents the 2003 “eMarketer of the Year Awards.”
Awards will be presented for the top electronic marketing by individual
hotels in four regions: North America, Latin America, Europe/Middle
East/Africa,  and Asia/Pacific. In addition, there will be an award for the top Chain/Brand eMarketer worldwide. One of these five category winners
will be named the overall eMarketer of the Year at the HSMAI Travel Awards
Night Dinner on January 26, 2004 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

The criteria used to select the 2003 eMarketer of the Year include the
amount of growth in revenue from bookings generated from property, brand,
and third party Web sites, as well as competitive electronic revenue
performance from the GDS. The eMarketer award winners will be selected
based on a combination of their excellence in both GDS and Web site
e-commerce.

“Over 19 billion dollars in revenues were generated worldwide in 2003 for
hotel rooms booked electronically,” said Bruce W. Mainzer, senior vice
president of marketing for TravelCLICK.
“Hoteliers who deploy successful e-marketing rely on smart control over
all electronic distribution sources. The TravelCLICK/  HSMAI eMarketer of
the Year Awards recognize the best e-commerce initiatives in the worldwide
hospitality industry.”
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