On 4-5th October in Chicago, leaders in technology solutions and high-profile travel industry associations will be running over 30 free seminars, alongside EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit 2006. Through a wide variety of workshops and educational seminars attendees will be able to hear the latest research and techniques on the topics such as online marketing, search advertising, internet content, distribution technology, CRM, branding, revenue management, channel management, profit optimization and more.

All of these seminars and workshops are completely free to attend. This is a unique opportunity for travel industry professionals to network, hear up-to-date analysis and see the latest products and services on offer. And conference registration is not necessary, attendees just need to register online and turn in Chicago.

Hundreds of top travel executives will be attending this event. They are all senior professionals who control the distribution of billions of dollars worth of travel products. To enhance the networking experience, attendees will also have the option of upgrading their registration to a Networking Pass.

Over 30 top travel solutions providers, will all showcasing the latest in travel technology and marketing products. Technology which enables companies to lower their distribution and marketing costs whilst increasing the effectiveness of their sales and building a more profitable business.

Just some of the seminars on offer….

- Are you involved in branding marketing? Hear from the leading travel marketing assocation, ATME, who will show you how consistently delivering the brand promise can really pay dividends in terms of loyalty and customer retention

- If you are involved in RM, pricing or forecasting then you have a wide array of seminars to pick from…Hear about Demand Management from Hotel Booking Solutions, the evolution of RM from the Rainmaker Group and finally the the changing role of RM technology by Ideas Revenue Optimization

- If you are an independent hotel or resort then you cannot afford to miss the workshop which is enitrely suited to your needs. Carol Verret, industry guru, will be revealing how and integrated approach to distribution can really enhance your ROI

- If you are involved in search marketing then attend the seminar run by SEMPO (The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization), who will hand out valuable tips and best practices that will allow you to have the inside track on SEM.

- If your area of expertise is distribution then hear from the leading technology providers Pegasus, as they share their expert predictions on the next generation of distribution services. Plus Electric Vine will reveal how you can become your own distribution channel

- Are you a content manager? VFM Interactive will show you how an effective visual marketing and distribution strategy will help you capture more bookings. Multimap will tell you how travel companies can benefit from mapping technology and finally VRX Studios will give you the top 10 things you need to know about compelling visual content

- Are you responsible for CRM, customer service or loyalty? JupiterResearch will be presenting results from their consumer survey – a unique opportunity to hear an up-to-date analysis of consumer behavior. The Frequent Travel Marketing Association will demonstrate how to build an effective CRM and Loyalty strategy. Finally emarketer will be presenting on how to succeed when the consumer is in the driving seat

- Plus high profile associations, such as HTNG, OTA and HEDNA will be unveiling their latest research and efforts

Related Link: EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit 2006