DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today details for the fifth annual Be Collaborative road-show, a professional development series offered to meeting planners across the nation. From Aug. 20 – Dec. 17, compelling keynote speakers will provide both personal and professional development techniques at Omni properties in seven key cities across North America, each followed by a networking event. Each year clients and suppliers gain new insights on how to best collaborate to achieve productivity and mutual success. The program has expanded this year to also educate professionals based in Canada.
New this year, Be Collaborative will examine the art of collaboration and how it’s implemented in the music industry, launching in Nashville, also known as Music City. The personal development session will include talks and performances from today’s hit country music songwriters, including Grammy Award-winners Rivers Rutherford, Brett James and Tim Nichols. Professionals will hear the behind the scenes collaboration that inspired some of the most memorable country hits from Tim McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying to Carrie Underwood’s Jesus Take The Wheel.
The second interactive session will unveil the secrets behind revenue management. The professional education sessions shed light on the need to collaborate and understand revenue management from both the organization’s perspective as well as the hotel’s. It has become more important than ever, and is rapidly becoming an expected competency of the meeting planning and travel buyer professional. Professional speakers will provide the tools for successful hotel negotiations revealing revenue management techniques that will increase proficient understanding of hotel pricing strategies related to supply versus demand.
“Revenue management is a topic that often mystifies people, and we are happy to provide clarity with another successful Be Collaborative series of education enrichment for meeting planners, travel advisors and business travel managers,” said Tom Faust, vice president of sales for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We are honored to have music industry leaders join us this year to offer their unique perspective on how the power of collaboration can make our personal and professional lives successful.”
The Be Collaborative series launches at the Omni Nashville Hotel on Aug. 20. Following locations and dates include The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Sept. 2; recently renovated Omni Providence Hotel in Rhode Island on Sept. 24; The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., on Oct. 24; Omni Chicago Hotel on Nov. 6; Omni Houston Hotel on Nov. 19; and Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza on Dec. 17.
This program has been verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for continuing education clock hours toward CMP certification or re-certification, as well as certified by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) for GTP certification or re-certification.
For more information, to book a meeting or event and for terms and conditions regarding Omni Hotels & Resorts meeting offerings, customers can visit omnihotels.com/MeetingsAndEvents/omniunderstands or by calling 1-800-788-OMNI. Travelers or media can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels, Twitter.com/OmniHotels, and Twitter.com/OmniMeetings.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.