Social Media and Internet Trends for Travel

HSMAI BC Presents

Social Media and Internet Trends for Travel


Join us on May 16th as we hear from Destination BC and Google on top trends in Social Media and Digital Marketing for Travel. Each of our speakers will feature a half hour presentation featuring “what’s next” in the ever changing Digital Landscape. Come prepared to ask questions as we use for an interactive Q&A experience with the audience. The presentations will be followed with an opportunity to network with your colleagues.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver BC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Registration: 3-3:30pm
Presentation: 3:30-5:00pm
Networking and Cocktails: 5:00pm

HSMAI Member $39
Bring the Team (4 or more) $49/person
Non Member $59

Ticket includes one Complimentary Drink Ticket
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Meet our Presenters
Julia Crawford
Manager, Social Media & Digital Content
Destination BC 
Marco del Rosario
Senior Global Account Manager
Julia Crawford is the acting manager of the Social Media & Digital Content team. She has been with Destination BC for 8 years, the last four of which have been spent Facebooking, Tweeting, and Instagramming (among other things). She's a fan of dad jokes, dad socks, craft beer & mountain biking.

Marco del Rosario is a Senior Global Account Manager at Google. He leads relationships between Google and top tier partners in the travel industry. He has been in Digital Advertising at Google for four years. Before Google Marco was on the Global Digital Marketing Team at Starbucks where he managed seasonal promotions across digital platforms. He is from the Philippines, attended the University of Washington, and is a big sports fan. 
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Your HSMAI British Columbia Board

Brandi Lasanen, President Elect - Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Michael Lau, Past-President - Accor Hotels
Jennifer Etherington, Vice President, Membership - Opus Hotel
Ann Merenda, Vice President, Education and Business Development - RiverRock Casino Resort
Clint Banda, Vice President, Communication -
Anthony Woo, Vice President, Digital Marketing - Travelclick
Robyn Peter, Vice President, Partnerships -
Glenn Widmer, Treasurer - Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Karen Tocher, Secretary - Expedia
Matt Lusk, Board Member at Large - Buckhiester Management Ltd.
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