The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) has announced Juliet Price as its new chair.
Price takes the reigns from Stephen Usher and will oversee a new executive committee line-up throughout 2011. She will make her inaugural speech to over 500 members at the HBAA's Annual Dinner in January.
Commenting on her appointment, Price said: "The HBAA has come to the fore for its tireless work in promoting best practices and advising on government legislation such as TOMS and the Bribery Act.
"In 2011 we will see the UK's business travel market continue to turn a corner and we are gearing up for the UK being on the global stage as a tourism and business travel destination with the Royal Wedding, Diamond Jubilee and of course the 2012 Olympic Games".
Price is head of marketing and business intelligence for Hotelzon, a corporate and leisure online hotel booking companies and providers of software technology.
The HBAA represents the interests of parties involved in the procurement and management of conference, meetings and accommodation in the UK and internationally and has an annual buying power in excess of £4.7b.
The committee line-up has been announced as:
â- Executive Director - Peter Ducker
â- Treasurer - Stephen Usher, House of Usher
â- Venue Chair - Ian Leat, Marriott
â- Venue Vice Chair - Ian Jones, De Vere
â- Academy Committee Chair - Ellis Salsby, Ellis Salsby
â- Events Committee Chair - Jill Fleming, Absolute Corporate Events
â- Technology Innovation and Environment Committee Chair - Trevor Elswood, BSI
â- Marketing Committee Chair - Andrew Deakin, Conference Care
â- Membership Committee Chair - Chris Parnham, Zibrant
â- Meetings Committee Chair - Jayson Hodgkinson, Venue Choice
â- Special Projects - Sue Burgess, Inntel and Steve Ockerby, LVS Events
â- Apartments Sector - Ricky Kapoor, Hotelworld
By Janie Stamford
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