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.
HOSPA and its IT Community believe there is much to be gained from the reciprocal membership agreement with HTNG. The joint agreement enables HOSPA members – both corporate and individual – to become HTNG members as well by upgrading their membership and paying a ‘top-up’ membership fee, in the region of an extra £145 per year. Last week, The Royal Automobile Club became the first HOSPA Corporate Member to take up the offer.
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.”