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Opinion Article24 May 2019

Hotel Yearbook: Why associations matter

By Michael Blake, Executive Vice President & CEO at Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

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Ever wonder what all the hotel industry associations out there do? Michael Blake of HTNG and David Sjolander of OpenTravel Alliance walk us through the maze of acronyms and explain why they are an indispensible part of the industry landscape: they’re in it for the long-haul, and their continued success depends on serving the needs of their members

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Ever wonder what all the hotel industry associations out there do? Michael Blake of HTNG and David Sjolander of OpenTravel Alliance walk us through the maze of acronyms and explain why they are an indispensible part of the industry landscape: they’re in it for the long-haul, and their continued success depends on serving the needs of their members
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Michael Blake

Michael Blake is HTNG's Executive Vice President & CEO. He was previously the CIO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, encompassing Joie de Vivre, Thompson, Tommie and Alila Hotels. Michael provided strategic leadership and sound perspective to contribute to the management and evolution of Commune's global IT functions.

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