Press Releases & News Articles

HFTP Announces 2018 CHTP of the Year Recipient

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will honor Sean Van Dyke, CHTP as the 2018 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) of the Year at HITEC Houston this June. The CHTP of the Year award honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHTP certification exam within a given year. HITEC Houston, HFTP's second and largest HITEC of 2018, will take place from June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

Hospitality Experts Gather for HFTP’s Second European HITEC

In its second year, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) European HITEC® was held last week where top industry experts exchanged knowledge geared toward shaping the future of hospitality globally. Discussions were held on the hottest topics in the industry – artificial intelligence, voice recognition, data science, robotics, customer journey and the EU GDPR. Over 100 companies displayed the latest in available hospitality technology products available around the globe.

HFTP Announces Dates and Location for Second Annual HITEC Dubai

Building on the expertise of planning and producing the world's largest hospitality technology show, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), will host HITEC Dubai 2018 from December 5-6, 2018 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. Produced in partnership with Naseba, HFTP's HITEC Dubai will serve as the association's third and final HITEC of 2018.

HFTP Launches New Multi-Event Mobile App for Upcoming 2018 Conferences, Including the Upcoming HITEC Amsterdam

Gearing up for the first Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) of 2018, event producers Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is excited to announce the launch of this year's "HFTP Events" mobile app. The HFTP event 2018 mobile app is home to all the information attendees and exhibitors will need for HITEC Amsterdam, HITEC Houston and Annual Convention this year, with information coming available as the event nears. Available now for download from the iTunes Apple Store and Google Play, the app will serve as a comprehensive guide for information on education sessions and exhibits while also providing social feeds and in-app correspondence capabilities for exhibitors and attendees.

HFTP to Develop Joint Program for Students of the NYU School of Professional Studies

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce the joint development of a new program with the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS ) Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, which provides the students with the opportunity to prepare for their HFTP Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP ®) designation.

OpenTravel Advisory Forum Amsterdam to be Co-located with HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam in April 2018

OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel), a nonprofit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems in all verticals of the travel industry, is pleased to extend its partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and co-locate European conferences in April 2018. OpenTravel will co-locate its Advisory Forum, taking place from 11-13 April 2018, with HFTP's HITEC Amsterdam, taking place from 11-13 April 2018. Both events will take place at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Entrepreneur 20X Participants and Judge’s Panel Announced

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the selected hospitality technology startups and expert judges panel that will participate in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Amsterdam next month. All registered HITEC attendees are welcome to attend the action-packed pitch competition taking place on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 beginning at 14:30 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

HFTP Announces Exclusive CIO/CFO Event Sponsorship Agreement with Fourteen IP at HITEC Amsterdam

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), an international nonprofit and producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce its exclusive CIO/CFO event sponsorship agreement with Fourteen IP Communications Ltd at the upcoming HITEC Amsterdam 2018. The invitation-only event that brings together CIOs and CFOs from leading hotel and hospitality companies from across Europe will take place on 11 April to kick-off HITEC Amsterdam, which is taking place from 11-13 April at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

OpenTravel Hosts Series of Virtual Hackathons, With the First Taking Place Now!

OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) is hosting a series of virtual hackathons, with the first taking place now. Register and submit your web-based application until April 8, 2018. The online event, sponsored by LinksRez, is designed to enhance the experience of the connected travel consumer.

HFTP Renews Sponsorship Agreement with Keystep Solutions for 2018 London Interest Meeting

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce Keystep Solutions as the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming HFTP London Interest Meeting. Keystep Solutions is a family owned British company specializing in access control systems – they include: electronic keycard locks, access readers, energy-saving room switches and lift controllers. The event will take place Monday, 12 March 2018 at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Guests are invited to join HFTP and top European hospitality executives for an evening of interesting speakers and discussion. Those interested in attending the complimentary event can RSVP online.