September 2016 Monthly Meeting

September 15, 2016
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 021116
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2017 Outlook for Hotel Sourcing

Please join us on September 15th at the Revere Hotel for our next monthly meeting.  The topic is “2017 Outlook for Hotel Sourcing – What to Expect and other Hot Topics.”

The program will begin with presentations by Kelsey Waite from STR and Tony D’Agostino from the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.   Kelsey and Tony will talk about demand, pricing, and growing & developing hotel markets.  The second part of the program will be a panel comprised of corporate buyers and suppliers, moderated by Paul Sacco of the Massachusetts Lodging Association who will discuss the outlook for sourcing corporate hotel programs in 2017. This panel of subject matter experts is sure to engage the audience and bridge the gap between buying and selling. 


8:30am – 9:15am

Breakfast & Registration

9:15am – 10:15am

Kelsey Waite –Business Development Executive, Destinations – STR


Tony D’Agostino- Research Director at Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Break

10:15am – 10:30am


10:30am - 11:30am









Panel Discussion and Open Q&A

Moderator: Paul Sacco, Mass Lodging Association

Cassandra Rollins Thomas -  General Manager, Business Travel Services at Sabre

Michelle De Costa - Senior Category Strategist, Procurement & Travel at Liberty Mutual

Pricilla Campbell - Global Travel Manager at Akamai

Laurie Tunkel - Director, Global Account Management at World Travel

Jennifer McMahon- Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Boston Harbor Hotel

Parking at the hotel is provided for between 3-12 hours at $24

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