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Bleisure: The Blurring Lines in Customer Segmentation
presented by Duetto and Kalibri Labs

The lines between business and leisure travel are blurring. Social sharing and technology developments are making that fuzzy border even more difficult to define, whether it’s travelers wanting access to the same tools for business travel that they have at home, or extending trips for leisure purposes.

Blurring, or the gradual intermingling of professional and personal activities, is a global trend that is transforming the organization of private and work lives. Frequent travelers are always connected and as a result, are blurring the frontiers between work and personal life.

Join HSMAI San Diego as we explore what the industry as a whole must do to keep ahead of this behavioral curve and provide the service and amenities customers are looking for.

Tuesday, April 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Double Tree Hotel Circle
1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108


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Are you interested in volunteering in an organization committed to the San Diego hospitality community? We welcome applications to become a Board or Committee member year round with an official Board change at the end of every calendar year. Please refer to this document for the board position descriptions. Please fill out the online application form or contact us with your interest to serve and we'll find a place for you.

2015 JVC and the Revenue Manager of the Year Awards

The following professionals were nominated for the JVC award:

Debbie McLeod - Sun Diego

Toby Russell - EventAVision

John Kienle - Sheraton Harbor Island – the award recipient

Nominees for the Revenue Manager of the Year Award:

Christine Kramer - Omni San Diego

Jehan Yakoo - Loews

Ira Vouk - iRates, LLC.

Kristen Pinder -  L’Auberge – the award recipient


Congratulations to our winners John Kienle and Kristen Pinder!


2016 Board and Commitee Members

Francesca Pardo, CRM

Immediate Past President
Gillian Ware, CMP - SD Tourism Authority
President Elect/Vice President-Programs
Dana Cariss - Destination Hotels & Resorts

Vice President/Membership & Recruitment
Mariel Mahoney - Expedia

Elaine La Placa Heston - Goldfield Stage Company

Richard Hancock - Smart City, SD Convention Center

Director of Logistics & Fundraising
Elizabeth Fuller - the Bristol Hotel, San Diego

Director of Student Relations
MaryAnn Svaglinac - U.S.S. Midway Museum

Student Liaison
Rachel Kim - SD State University

VP of Communications
Charlie Portman -  Video Advertising Specialists

Director of Technology
Ira Vouk, CHA, CRME - iRates LLC, Gaslamp Hotel Management Inc.

Director at Large/Fundraising
Filipe Machaz - GuestCentric

Director at Large/Marketing
Jeremiah Magone - Hospitality

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions


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