|CHICAGO and FALLS CHURCH, VA (August 2, 2006) -- Hotel Technology Next
Generation (HTNG) and Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
(HEDNA) announced today that they will offer a joint seminar program on
October 5 in Chicago, featuring all major industry trade associations involved
in distribution within the hotel industry.
The sessions will offer hotel industry participants a better understanding of the role of each association, and how they work together to address various industry challenges, to avoid duplication of effort, and to prevent the development of conflicting solutions.
Senior officers from each association will be featured speakers, as will hotel and vendor executives who are involved with each association’s efforts to define and implement best practices and standards for hotel distribution. The four associations that will participate are:
The seminar, which will run from 9am until noon on October 5, will include three sessions.
The first session will provide an overview of each organization, its mission, and its objectives. Speakers will include
Each session will include substantial time for questions and answers from the audience, and association executives will be available to discuss how interested industry participants can get more involved in their efforts.
To register for this free seminar, please visit http://www.eyefortravel.com/tdsusa2006/visitor/seminar_booking.asp, scroll down to Day 2, and the seminar is listed under “Steamboat Room.” For information or to register for the EyeForTravel Travel Distribution Summit 2006, visit http://www.eyefortravel.com/tdusa2006/.
About Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
The Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose worldwide membership includes executives and managers from over 200 of the most influential companies in the hotel distribution industry. Founded in 1991, all of HEDNA's activities are intended to stimulate the booking of hotel rooms through the use of GDS, the Internet and other electronic means. HEDNA brings all segments of the hotel industry together to evolve systems and services into electronic distribution that is easy and efficient. Additional information on HEDNA is available by calling +1 703 970 2070 or by visiting www.HEDNA.org.
About Hotel Technology Next Generation
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, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring open solution-sets addressing specific business problems to the hospitality market. Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others. Currently more than 300 companies and individuals from across this spectrum are active HTNG members. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. Specifications are released to the public domain when the workgroup has completed its work, typically after no more than 18 months. For more information, visit www.htng.org.
Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
Hotel Technology Next Generation
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