The Hotel Yearbook launches third annual look at hotel technology trends

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

1 December 2015
The Hotel Yearbook launches third annual look at hotel technology trends

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 2016 – Technology, its third Special Edition focused exclusively on 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, co-publisher. "Our latest edition on technology comprises 90 pages and covers a wide range of topics from Big Data and meta-search to revenue management, robotics and human capital management."

Rapidly evolving technological innovations are reshaping every aspect of the hotel industry, from reserving and accessing rooms to improving guests' in-room experience and increasing profitability. The new publication covers these and many other topics.

The Hotel Yearbook 2016 – 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.

"Technology remains the most dramatically changing part of the hospitality arena, and the changes we see here will have an enormous impact over the next few years," said Frank Wolfe, CEO of publication partner HFTP. "The Hotel Yearbook 2016 – Technology gives anyone working in this exciting industry some serious food for thought about how their future will be affected by technology."

Henri Roelings, Founder & CEO of Hsyndicate, and co-publisher of The Hotel Yearbook, agrees: "Technological changes will affect almost everything in the hospitality space – and very quickly. That is why The Hotel Yearbook 2016 – Technology is a must read for managers or aspiring managers."

The 90-page publication was launched in London on Thursday, 26 November, at Hospace, a one-day annual conference and exhibition hosted by HOSPA which is the UK's leading educational organization for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry.

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The Hotel Yearbook launches third annual look at hotel technology trends

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

About HFTP

HFTP, based in Austin, Texas and Maastricht, The Netherlands, 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

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