Hotel Yearbook teams up with Hsyndicate to publish special edition on the future of technology

1 May 2013
The Hotel Yearbook launches first-ever Special Edition on hotel technology

The Hotel Yearbook and Hsyndicate announce a joint publishing project,The Hotel Yearbook – Technology 2014. Comprising editorial contributions from more than a dozen opinion leaders worldwide, the publication will focus exclusively on the future development of technology challenges and solutions in the hotel sector, addressing the evolution of guestroom technology, online distribution, security, CRM, mobile technology and social media, among others.

Rounding out the contents will be guest editorials from leading suppliers and service providers to the industry, each looking at the future of their particular business segment.

Companies interested in contributing a guest editorial can find out more about the conditions for participation here.

Broad distribution and high-level Editorial Board

The Hotel Yearbook – Technology 2014 will be launched in July 2013, and will be made available not only at the Hotel Yearbook web site but also via Hsyndicate's 25+ online channels. HFTP's CEO Frank Wolfe is a member of the publication's Editorial Board. Joining him on this board to oversee the quality of its editorial content are Prof. Ian Millar of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Floor Bleeker, Jumeirah's VP Business Solutions.

Unique focus on the future

The Hotel Yearbook's founder and publisher, Woody Wade, said, "Technological challenges in the hotel industry are becoming more complex and more expensive. Managers need to know where things are heading. Our publication will present the expectations of several leading experts, giving readers an opportunity to think about possible future scenarios."

Henri Roelings, President of Hsyndicate, added "It is exciting to take the publication in this new direction, and I look forward to working with Woody and Frank at HFTP to make the special edition a success. Through Hsyndicate, it will reach a large global audience of technology decision makers."

"HFTP has been an enthusiastic supporter of The Hotel Yearbook since its launch in 2007, especially due to its global reach," said CEO Frank Wolfe. "Our members appreciate its forward-looking editorial concept, which gives anyone working in the industry foresight and pause for thought. I'm delighted that the publishers chose technology as the subject for their first special edition am looking forward to others planned for the future."

About The Hotel Yearbook

Published annually since 2007,The Hotel Yearbookis a compendium of high-level insights and ideas about the future of the global hotel business, written by and for the industry's leaders around the world. Focusing on strategic foresight and innovation, over 200 CEOs and other senior executives have contributed to the publication since it was founded. .

About Hsyndicate

With an exclusive focus on global hospitality and tourism, (the Hospitality Syndicate) provides electronic news publication, syndication and distribution on behalf of some 750 organizations in the hospitality vertical. Hsyndicate helps its members to reach highly targeted audience-segments in the exploding new-media landscape within hospitality... channels of ever increasing importance which are difficult to reach through classic wire services like PRnewswire or BusinessWire. With the central idea 'ONE Industry, ONE Network', Hsyndicate merges historically fragmented industry intelligence into a single online information and knowledge resource serving the information-needs of targeted audience-groups throughout the hospitality, travel & tourism industries... serving professionals relying on Hsyndicate's specific and context-relevant intelligence delivered to them when they need it and how they need it.

About HFTP

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to members around the globe including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology --the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information visit

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