Hotel Interactive®, Inc., (www.hotelinteractive.com) is proud to announce TV Host and foodie expert Mark DeCarlo will be presenting a keynote address at the upcoming BITAC Food & Beverage East (www.bitac.net). The event is set to be held at the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo Puerto Rico from January 27-19, 2013.
Mark DeCarlo is an Emmy® Award winner in both 2011 and 2012 for his work on Chicago’s daily show Windy City LIVE as well as a Comedian/Travel & Food Expert. DeCarlo was also host of the popular Travel Channel series “Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo,” which he hosted for four seasons. On the show he crisscrossed the United States in search of delicious food and what he calls “quirky zealots who champion ancestral recipes and down-home stories.”
DeCarlo also has a bestselling book titled “A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach,” a comedic travelogue/cook book published by Lyons Press in 2011.
In an exciting BITAC keynote session DeCarlo will deliver a comedic performance called “Travel on Your Tongue: How to Travel Like a Celebrity Chef”. During this presentation he will showcase regional culinary diversity using funny video clips from his Travel Channel series and present tales of 2012 America that, according to Amazon.com calls to mind “Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley… as a snapshot of our country through the lens of food and the people who passionately prepare it.”
“We are continuing to raise the bar on all our BITAC offerings to further differentiate our event from any other in the hotel industry,” said Rich Viola, President & CEO of Hotel Interactive, Inc. “Having someone like Mark DeCarlo share his experiences will add to the insight we are able to deliver our BITAC participants.”
In addition to continuing on Windy City LIVE, DeCarlo will host two new series in 2013. EconomicalECO, a How-To series that popularizes ways to radically reduce cost of living by choosing economical American products & services, and THIS vs THAT, a show blending science & comedy into an entertaining weekly hour of high energy hijinks.
Hotel Interactive (www.hotelinteractive.com) has been serving the hospitality industry as a leading daily business-to-business vertical and industry portal since 1998. The company is the premier online resource of industry news, events and content. Hotel Interactive also produces the highly acclaimed Buyer Interactive Trade Alliance and Conference (www.bitac.net) events. BITAC is known for its business building forum designed for prominent executives in the hospitality industry to foster long-term relationships. Its newest venture is HI Connect Design, a patented concept that reinvents the tradeshow experience. Hotel Interactive also offers a complimentary series of webinars while Hotel Interactive Radio features downloadable and on-demand podcasts with the most sought after industry leaders and experts.