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Press Release30 July 2020

Hospitality Net 25 Years - Member Testimonials

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Maastricht, Netherlands - Hospitality Net™, a widely celebrated and respected media outlet for hotel industry news, opinion & intelligence, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. According to Alexa Rankings, Hospitality Net is the #1 ranked, global hospitality website that delivers industry B2B-driven content that effectively captures the essence of hospitality and educates readers.


Some members share their thoughts on working with Hospitality Net below.

Terence Ronson, Technology Consultant: "Hospitality Net with Henri Roelings at the helm, has without doubt been my go to place for posting and reading hospitality related news for umpteen years. They have constantly been innovators helping shape the industry, and one of its best supporters through good and bad times - presenting timely un-biased opinions and information where and when it's needed. Their initiative with WIWIH was just one such groundbreaking idea. I take this opportunity to congratulate Henri and his wonderful team for sticking with it for the last 25 years and I very much look forward to an even better next 25. Kudos to you!"

Frank Wolfe, CEO HFTP"Working with the Hospitality Net Team has always been enlightening and rewarding, said Frank Wolfe, HFTP CEO. Due to our partnership we have created many firsts,,, assisted them with the worlds first social network for hospitality.., and created the first online virtual conferences (webinars) and tradeshow in 2002. Most recently, HFTP is grateful for Hospitality Net support of the association providing a massive sponsorship of Cyber HITEC and donating services during COVID-19."

Bob Gilbert, CEO HSMAI: "Hospitality Net has been an important content partner for HSMAI through the years. It curated content in sales, marketing and revenue optimization before curating was on anyone else's radar as a valuable tool for synthesizing sources. Hospitality Net has always been ahead of its time."

Jeremy Armes, protel hotelsoftware: Working with Hospitality Net over the years and following the industry Zeitgeist via their website has always been, as it is now, a real pleasure. From the friendly, personal, and knowledgable account management right through to the quality, depth, and breadth of the regular #hoteltech insights and initiatives, every touchpoint oozes value for us at protel.

Maria Cricchiola, SiteMinder: Huge congratulations on reaching this milestone, Henri and the entire team at Hospitality Net. Thank you for providing a platform for our industry to share and celebrate successes, to provoke thought on critical areas of conversation, and come together for the hotel customers that we serve.

Alan Young, Puzzle Partner: Henri and his team are passionate about our industry and this passion is reflected in HospitalityNet’s amazing content and viewership. HospitalityNet has been instrumental in ensuring that our clients receive the best and broadest coverage available. Thanks for your commitment to the hospitality industry.

Erik Muñoz, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Lybra: "At Lybra, we are very pleased to have had the pleasure of working with Hospitality Net. The publication has become a very valuable marketing tool for our organization, as it gives us the ability to share our company’s news with the top hotels and hospitality companies worldwide. To us, they have grown to become more than just a media outlet; in fact, Henri, and the rest of his highly professional team, has become a trusted partner for our company’s ongoing success. We want to congratulate Hospitality Net on their 25th anniversary and look forward to working with them for many more mutually successful years ahead!”

Zoe Koumbouzi @reviewpro: Working with HopsitalityNet has always been smooth and professional, your team is quick to react and empathetic. The platform is easy to navigate and simple to use. Overall one of those experiences you don't 'notice' because it causes no friction! Here's to another 25. Again, congrats.

Jos Schaap, ROOMDEX CEO and Co-Founder: I have worked with hospitalitynet for many years, first in my capacity as Founder and CEO of StayNTouch and now as CEO and Co-Founder of ROOMDEX. It's a great website to learn about new trends, understand what is going on around the globe. Henri and team collect great thought leadership articles, video's and webinars. As a customer, Henri and team are easy to work with, they respond fast and provide additional thoughts and ideas, even when I am not asking for it. Working with and publishing on hospitalitynet has certainly given my business visibility and brand recognition. To Henri and team Congrats on the first 25 years of publishing excellent content for the hospitality!

Binu Mathews, IDS Next: At IDS our experience was more than delightful with Hospitality Net . Personally I could reach out to Henri any time . The unique “ world panels “ are a big platform that brings the mighty , the legacy, the trendy , the techies and the futurists into one big debate !! Congratulations and all the best !

Darlene Fiske, The Fiske Group: Happy 25th Anniversary Hospitality Net! You have always been there for us, with affordable rates for global press release distribution to a highly targeted audience. Your generosity and willingness to support the travel industry with great content is to be commended and is so appreciated by small business owners like me. Keep up the great work and we’ll see you online!

Antony Goddard, OKKAMI: It’s great to be part of a growing community which has helped Hospitality Net to become the number #1 industry resource over the last 25 years. As a technology provider in the hospitality industry, OKKAMI always refers to Hospitality Net for an insight into key technology trends which ensures that we remain at the forefront of digital guest engagement solutions for the hospitality industry.

Ryan Hamilton, Congratulations to you and everyone at Hospitality Net on 25 years! Over the years we have come to rely on your organization as a trusted resource for industry news. It’s also where we go to keep our industry professionals informed about our company, Thank you for all you do! Wishing you many years of continued success.

Maria Elena Velardi, Wayaj – Earth Friendly Travel: Congratulations! Well deserved, it's really a great source of information on the industry. Ad maiora!

Karmaresh Patel, RateGain: Congratulations! 25 Years! That’s a milestone to achieve. Let’s cheers for the next 25 that is yet to come!

Curious about Hospitality Net's timeline? Check it out here!

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About Hospitality Net

Hospitality Net, powered by Hsyndicate, is the #1 ranked website for the global hospitality community. Recognized as the most influential industry trade publication, Hospitality Net attracts the largest number of unique visitors, page views and targeted subscribers through its unparalleled network of sites and partners. Since its inception in 1999, Hospitality Net has been regarded as the most trusted source for industry leaders and experts to connect, share, and learn. Content is distributed to a network of partner sites and associations including HFTP, HSMAI, and HITEC, and supports all facets of the business including opinion articles, press releases, appointments, events, job openings, webinars, reports, sponsored content, and digital advertising. Hospitality Net has the most innovative publishing and distribution technology, as well as robust reporting capabilities to ensure clients can maximize their marketing ROI and measure their success. To learn more visit

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