Randy Smith, chairman and co-founder of STR, will be inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. He will be inducted into the hall on Nov. 15 at the USTA board meeting in Washington, D.C.
Smith founded data and analytics provider STR in 1985 with his late wife Carolyn and it has since grown to employ 300 people in 16 countries. The company’s hotel industry data sample includes almost 58,000 hotels and 7.8 million rooms across 180 countries.
Previously, Smith also received the 2016 Albert E. Koehl Award, the Stephen W. Brener Silver Plate Award, the ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award and several other awards.