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HFTP’s Caribbean Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Conference
Set December 10-11, 2007 Relocated to the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort,
Rose Hall, Jamaica
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AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 14, 2007) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today that the Second Annual Caribbean Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Conference will be relocated to the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica, because of construction delays. The conference, which focuses on regional topics of interest in the hospitality finance and technology fields, is quickly approaching and hospitality professionals are encouraged to register online now at www.hftp.org. The conference, produced by HFTP and sponsored by Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA), will take place December 10-11, 2007. 

“Unfortunately, construction at the previous conference site will not be completed in time for the conference,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “However, the Ritz-Carlton is a breathtaking resort that will provide a unique experience for attendees of the Caribbean Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Conference.”

Part of Jamaica’s historic 5,000-acre Rose Hall Plantation, the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica, combines old world charm and modern-day conveniences with generous living space. The AAA Five Diamond resort offers deluxe accommodations, 18-hole Von Hagge-designed White Witch Golf Course, a private beach with pristine sand, easy access to Montego Bay and transportation arrangements to and from Sangster International Airport. HFTP has secured a special rate for conference attendees at the resort. To take advantage of the discounted rate, make reservations by November 15.

HFTP designed an agenda for the conference that aligns with the interests of Caribbean hospitality industry professionals and provides an opportunity for open discussion. The education program will include regional topics such as disaster recovery and planning, local fraud detection resources and more. Along with the education sessions, tabletop displays and excellent networking opportunities will be offered. The conference also provides one of the last opportunities to earn CPE credits for the year.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Linnet Baskett, HFTP meetings & events manager, at Linnet.Baskett@hftp.org or 001 (512) 249-5333 x31.

About HFTP

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,700 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC — founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology — the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit www.hftp.org. 

About the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA)

CHA aims to optimize the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving member needs and building partnerships. The members of CHA represent the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry’s private sector. Some 849 member hotels in 36 national hotel associations represent approximately 123,476 rooms in the Caribbean, from the small guest houses to the mega-resorts. The allied members: airlines, tour wholesalers, travel agents, hotel and restaurants suppliers and more account for more than 536 members. Altogether, they are the hospitality industry of the Caribbean, and CHA is their voice. For more information, visit www.caribbeanhotelassociation.com. 

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Contact:
 
Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org
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