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HITEC 2011 App for iPhone and Android Available for Free Download


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (June 9, 2011) —  Updated for HITEC 2011, the iPhone and Android mobile applications, or “apps,” are now available for free in advance of the 2011 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC). Featuring the conference schedule, exhibitor information, a new mapping feature and compatibility with both the iPhone and Android, the app offers customized conference content for attendees. Other Internet-capable smart devices can access a free mobile Internet version at www.hftp.org/hitecmobile. HITEC is less than two weeks away, June 20-23 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Releasing the app in advance of the show empowers conference attendees to strategically plan their time onsite.

"Our HITEC attendees are avid users of the latest technologies who demand the HITEC conference remain on the cutting-edge," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "With the HITEC app, conference-goers can quickly access the schedule and navigate their way through our top-notch educational sessions and the entire exhibit hall using their own personal smart devices."

The app offers many new features for HITEC 2011, including a unique mapping component where attendees can select the exhibitor they want to see and immediately pinpoint the booth location on the show floor.  In addition, the app offers conference-goers a "My Schedule" feature where they can conveniently plan which education sessions to attend. The app also includes the HITEC education survey, giving attendees an opportunity to provide education session feedback in real time rather than after the conference concludes. This feature gives conference organizers a fresh perspective that will help plan future HITEC conferences. 

The free iPhone and Adriod  app can be downloaded at the iTunes store and Android Market by searching for "HITEC." After downloading the app, attendees can sign up for free push notifications about the latest HITEC news. All other smartphones can access the free mobile version, which includes identical features to the app, using their Internet browser at www.hftp.org/hitecmobile.

Produced by HFTP® (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals), HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers attendees a one-stop shop for essential education, access to experts and hospitality technology vendors, networking with top leaders in the industry and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines.

Visit www.hitec.org for complete information about all conference and exhibition events, including a full conference schedule, Buyer's Guide with a list of exhibitors, a map of the exhibit hall and the most current HITEC news. For more information, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

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. For more information, visit www.hftp.org.

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Contact: 

Katy Walterscheidt 
Media/Public Relations Specialist 
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) 
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110 | Austin , TX USA 78726-1832 
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333
http://www.hftp.org/

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