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10 September 2013

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

Released exclusively as an e-book, the new publication features contributions from over 30 opinion leaders around the world on the outlook for technological innovation in several key areas affecting the future success of a hotel enterprise.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – 10 September 2013 - Wade & Co. SA, the Swiss-based publisher of The Hotel Yearbook, an annual compendium of expert opinion and insights on the future of the hotel industry, announces the launch of The Hotel Yearbook 2014 – Technology, its first Special Edition. The 80-page publication examines the changing technology landscape in the world of hospitality.

"Since its inception in 2007, the editorial concept of The Hotel Yearbook has been to bring together senior hotel industry executives and recognized experts and thought leaders from every part of the industry to write about foresight and innovation in the global hotel business," said Woody Wade, publisher. "With this new publication, we are focusing for the first time on just one aspect of the business, technology."

Rapidly evolving technological innovations are reshaping every aspect of the hotel industry, from reserving rooms via mobile apps to implementing resource-saving green concepts to improving guests' in-room experience. The new publication covers these and many other topics.

The Hotel Yearbook 2014 – Technology is being published with two partners, the professional association HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals) and Hsyndicate, a provider of online industry intelligence based in the Netherlands.

"Technological developments will have an enormous impact on this business sector in the next few years," said Frank Wolfe, CEO of HFTP, "and The Hotel Yearbook 2014 – Technology will give our members plenty of food for thought about what is coming down the line."

Henri Roelings, Founder & CEO of Hsyndicate, agrees: "It's vital for anyone working in this industry to stay abreast of the possibilities being created by all the fast-paced changes going on. These changes will affect almost everything in the hospitality space. For that reason, The Hotel Yearbook 2014 – Technology is a must read for managers or aspiring managers."

The publication features articles written by some 30 industry leaders and experts, from the CIOs of major hotel groups such as Accor and Peninsula to highly respected international consultants and academics.

The e-book, about 80 pages in length, is available only online at www.hotel-yearbook.com.

About The Hotel Yearbook

The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications that call upon a wide-ranging group of senior executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask, "What lies ahead for the global hotel industry?" In The Hotel Yearbook – whether it is the highly respected annual edition or any of the special editions focusing on such critically important themes as technology, talent development, or the digital world – our forward-looking contributors share with readers the key trends and developments that they believe could have an impact on the performance of the hotel industry in the future. Visit www.hotel-yearbook.com.

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. Visit www.hftp.org.


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