Mr. Atanassov

Emil Atanassov

General Manager

Asia Pacific, Sajan, Inc.

Emil Atanassov serves as General Manager, Asia-Pacific and heads up the Singapore office at Sajan, a leading global language services provider known for its top-ranked proprietary translation management system technology. Since Sajanís inception in 1997, its teams of localization professionals have been creating custom solutions for a wide variety of companies in several industries, with unique specialization in the travel and hospitality arena.

The Sajan Singapore office specializes in time-sensitive global content such as websites, marketing materials, customer communications and loyalty programs, booking and reservation databases, backend fulfillment, revenue management, internal employee communications and signage.

Mr. Atanassov played an integral role in Sajanís European expansion, helping to establish Sajanís European headquarters in Ireland. He then led the charge in establishing Sajanís Asia-Pacific headquarters, which opened its doors in 2011.

Among Mr. Atanassovís specializations is leading localization and globalization initiatives for the worldís largest travel companies, including the largest airline alliance. He also specializes in assisting clients with quantifying and measuring return on investment for localization. He and his teamís accomplishments encompass a wide variety of revenue-boosting initiatives, including ongoing efforts in optimizing and rewriting hotel descriptive content to produce long-standing benefits such as increased content optimization, greater user experience and higher cost savings.

Mr. Atanassov obtained his degree at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the Midwestern United States and is pursuing additional education at Singapore Management University. He continues to lend his topical expertise and insights to publications that focus on global content and localization.

Mr. Atanassov can be contacted at + 65 90174280 or eatanassov@sajan.com

Coming Up In The September Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board Ė for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driverís seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.