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Nominations Sought for Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Inductee
to be Recognized at HITEC 2011, June 20–23, 2011
at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (February 23, 2011) — For two decades Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has honored innovative individuals behind technology-driven developments in the hospitality industry with the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame . The association continues this tradition by accepting nominations for the 2011 honoree. The newest inductee will be recognized at the Tuesday general session of HITEC 2011 (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference®) on June 21 in Austin, Texas.

Applications are available on the HFTP web site, with nominations due to the HFTP office by April 18. The 2011 honoree will be selected by a distinguished panel of technology experts and HFTP leaders.

"In the face of this dynamic and challenging environment, I continue to be impressed by the quality of the new inductees and the contributions they demonstrate through their leadership and creative contributions,” said Cindy Estis Green, a 2009 inductee, co-chair of the HITEC Advisory Council and CEO of The Estis Group.

To keep up with expectations and in recognition of the visionaries who develop these instruments and their impact on the hospitality industry, HFTP established the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, the association's highest level of recognition in the area of technology. Since 1989, 32 individuals have been selected by their peers as representing the best in innovation and application and as leaders in their profession.

For more information, contact the HFTP Director of Communications at publications@hftp.org , (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x23.

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 members around the globe 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.
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Contact:

Katy Walterscheidt 
Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) 
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110 | Austin , TX USA 78726-1832 
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 x27 | Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533 
www.hftp.org
www.hitec.org
www.guestroom20X.org


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