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HSMAI Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions can be found below.

When should I update my contact information when I change jobs?

In order to receive all of your member benefits and communications, please keep your contact information up-to-date. If you have a title change, email change, address change, etc you should make those changes right away in your member profile.  If you have changed companies, you may be able to take the membership with you, so please email info@hsmai.org with your new company information so we can verify your status for you.

How much does an HSMAI membership cost?

Hotel/Associate Member:  $295

  • Industry professionals who work at a hotel, hotel management company, hotel ownership group, resort, convention center, CVB, DMO, DMC, cruise line, attraction.

Partner/Supplier: $395

  • Industry professionals who work at a partner/service provider firm such as a marketing agency, publisher, tech company, a/v company, recruiting agency, online travel agency, public relations agency, as a consultant.

Dual HSMAI/MPI Membership:  $644

  • Join HSMAI and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and save with the dual membership.

Student:  $50

  • Full-time students currently enrolled in degree-granting hospitality programs

Faculty:  $50

  • Faculty members at degree-granting hospitality programs


  • HSMAI’s Corporate Membership Program offers a benefit for corporations that join 10 or more members at the same time.


  • Designed for companies (hotel brands, ownership groups, hotel management companies and partner companies) who have ten or more associates in the corporate office who wish to engage in HSMAI at programs specially curated for corporate professionals. The individuals and the company are able to select from a wide range of packaged benefits.

What do I get for my membership?

Membership includes a variety of benefits. From weekly insights delivered to your inbox to extensive resources in the online Knowledge Center and an unparalleled peer network, membership in HSMAI should fuel your sales, inspire your marketing, and help you optimize your revenue. Learn more.

Do my dues include chapter membership?

Yes. Annual dues include membership in your nearest chapter.

What professional certifications does HSMAI offer?

Certification gives you not only a personal sense of accomplishment, but serves as leverage in current and future career opportunities. A certification can be a key differentiator in illustrating your understanding and commitment to an industry or a competency.

* Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM)

* Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME)

* Certified Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE)

* Certified in Hospitality Business Acumen (CHBA)

* Certified in Hospitality Sales Competencies (CHSC) (Mexico Only)

* Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME)

Find out more about Certifications

How can I market my company’s services or position my company with HSMAI members?

HSMAI offers three categories of partnership and positioning opportunities for companies to be recognized as thought leaders in front of the industry-at-large: Strategy, Content, & Leadership.

Strategy includes face-to-face positioning and networking at HSMAI’s signature conferences and events, including the Adrian Awards Gala, Digital Marketing Strategy Conference, Revenue Optimization Conference, local chapter programs, and more. By partnering at these events, your company is positioned to showcase your services and create a lasting impression with a senior executive audience.

Content allows a company to develop their presence in the industry through thought leadership and directed insights. This category supports the educational resources made available to all HSMAI members including HSMAI University webinars, white papers, special reports, publications, the HSMAI Insights weekly newsletter, and HSMAI Foundation research.

Leadership provides positioning opportunities at invitation-only executive forums and exclusive meetings used to discuss industry challenges, strategies, and best practices among networks of like-minded senior leaders. These meetings include Executive Roundtables for chief marketing officers, hotel management company sales & marketing executives, chief revenue officers, chief sales officers, and digital marketing officers. Additional programs include the annual Chapter Leadership Conference, the Americas Board meetings, and Advisory Board & Council meetings.

For information regarding specific partnership opportunities, please contact Elise Rhinehart at erhinehart@hsmai.org or (703) 506-3297.