HOSPA announces joint membership agreement with international association - Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
Royal Automobile Club becomes first HOSPA Corporate Member to join HTNG
HOSPA – the Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT Professionals Association – is delighted to announce that it has formed a 'Joint Membership Agreement' with Chicago-based Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the global trade association dedicated to defining technology solutions and their deployment in hotels.
Commenting on the HTNG agreement, HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: "We are delighted by the joint membership agreement with HTNG. It provides an invaluable, additional opportunity for HOSPA members – especially those in hospitality IT, who continuously need technical information and updates in a fast changing technological world. The global benefits created by HTNG membership include: access to HTNG technical information, specifications, workgroups, and major conferences in Europe.
"Vice-versa for an additional HOSPA membership fee, HTNG members can benefit from HOSPA's Professional Development and Education Training Programmes; our monthly magazine 'The Overview'; the HOSPA Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT Communities and their topical events; regular London and regional membership meetings; as well as our major annual Conference and Exhibition, HOSPACE, and its unrivalled networking opportunities.
"We are very pleased to welcome The Royal Automobile Club as the first HOSPA Corporate Member to take advantage of this exciting new initiative with HTNG."
Bryan Steele, Head of IT, The Royal Automobile Club, and Chairman of the HOSPA IT Community, added: "We are very pleased to become the first HOSPA Corporate Member to take up the offer, with a number of our IT members also joining HTNG. This gives key members of the team access to the rich technical library and workgroups for which HTNG is renowned. We see this as a great additional resource, from which our small IT team will benefit."About Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.
Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for 3.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.
HOSPA Chief Executive
HOSPA (Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Managementand IT) is a non-profit educational organisation, formed to bring together those hospitality industry professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT. Not only is HOSPA recognised as the UK"s authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, taxation, and hotel valuation, but also as the leading arena for debate on hotel technology developments and issues, and Revenue Management topics, through their prestigious annual HOSPACE Conference and meetings programmes (www.hospace.org) . The membership has expanded to nearly 1,100 members. HOSPA – which has provided an industry specific, hospitality focused programme in Financial Management for over 23 years – has recently introduced a similar programme for Revenue Management. HOSPA is on all major Social media channels especially Twitter on @HOSPATweets. For more information, visit: www.hospa.org