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Ms. Fregoso

Verónica Fregoso

Director of Sales, Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Veronica Fregoso is a leading executive with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a well-rounded understanding hotel management. Ms. Fregoso currently serves as the Director of Sales for Seadust Cancun Family Resort, an all-inclusive beachfront resort in Cancun, Mexico.

During her time at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Ms. Fregoso has overseen the complete rebranding of the all-inclusive resort, resulting in increased occupancy rates and better market mix which led to the property being named awarded the TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence as "Top 3 Resort in Cancun" in 2018.

Prior to joining Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Ms. Fregoso was General Manager for Holiday Inn Express where she developed a proven track record of bringing in awards while leading the hotel towards their set goals.

Following her role at Holiday Inn Express, Ms. Fregoso joined the Great Parnassus Family Resort as a Sales Manager. After a successful year, the hotel expanded and she was promoted to Director of Sales, where she was responsible for hotel openings, revenue management, budget plan developments and more.

Ms. Fregoso holds a General Manager certification from the Holiday Inn University in Atlanta, Georgia and continues to expand her hospitality knowledge through various certification paths and courses.

Please visit http://www.seadustcancun.com for more information.

Ms. Fregoso can be contacted at +52 998-287-1400 or vfregoso@seaductcancun.com

Coming up in February 2020...

Social Media: Social Listening Tools

The reach and influence of social media is staggering. Nearly 3 billion people use social media daily, posting a range of messages, selfies, images, and everything in-between. According to HubSpot, almost 4 million posts are uploaded to the major social networks every single minute! That's an astounding amount of content and it is crucial for hotels to skillfully use social media in order to effectively compete. From establishing a suitable brand identity and voice to creating content across all the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), the goal is to actively engage consumers and to eventually convert them to customers. Some hotels are initiating online contests as a way to attract new customers, while others are rewarding customers with discounts who subscribe to the their email lists or follow their social media pages. Another recent strategy is to employ social media listening tools that track what people are posting online about their businesses. These tools allow hotels to monitor - or listen to - what's being said about a brand across the entire social web, and this can prove to be very valuable, unfiltered information. Social listening permits hotels to be aware of people's opinions about their business, industry or competitors, and some of these tools even listen beyond social media platforms. They also monitor publicly available information on blogs, forums, news outlets and websites. Some listening tools are more focused on gathering and analyzing data, while others offer more engagement-oriented features, which allow hotels to interact with people right from the platform. Often the information that is gleaned from these listening tools ends up being the most authentic, unbiased insights a business can get. The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to successfully integrate social media strategies into their operations.