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HFTP Announces Strategic Alliance with NABHOOD and LHRA to Increase
Educational Opportunities for Hospitality Professionals Worldwide

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (April 1, 2013) — In a bid to ensure the quality of hospitality finance and technology education within the global hospitality industry, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has formed an affiliation with the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD) and the Latino Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA). The goal of this new partnership is to combine resources that will increase their respective members’ access to quality education, networking and certification programs. 
The affiliation will allow the groups to share resources and provide support when needed. The associations are working together to provide synergized member benefits through online education, shared access to journals, certification programs, industry education events and more.
“These alliances are terrific for all involved”, said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “Collaboration with like associations and the sharing of resources is a major step in accomplishing a goal of our strategic plan. We are very pleased to become aligned with NABHOOD and the LHRA and look forward to a lengthy, rewarding relationship.”
Also in affiliation with HFTP, is the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). HFTP recently participated in their annual convention and tradeshow, producing a slate of hospitality finance and technology sessions. To show further support the HFTP Executive Committee held their spring meeting in conjunction with this event. 
HFTP currently holds similar alliances with several top-notch professional organizations around the globe including the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) and the Hotel Controllers and Accountants Association of Hong Kong (HCAA). For a full list, please visit the Allied Organizations portion of the HFTP Web site

About the Latino Hotel Association
Headquartered in suburban Houston, LHRA is non-profit association dedicated to increasing Latino participation in the hospitality industry, to include ownership, leadership and commerce. The organization provides education, international and regional conferences and networking opportunities with leading hotel and restaurant companies in the world. Additional information is available at the association’s website,

Since 1998, NABHOOD has created wealth in the African-American community. Its mission is to increase the number of African-Americans who develop, manage, and own hotels; and to increase vendor opportunities and executive-level jobs for minorities in the hospitality industry. From a history in which only three hotels in the United States were franchised and part of a major hotel chain, to over 500 African-American owned hotels today, NABHOOD has been steadfast in its commitment to provide education, business opportunities, and advocacy for its members. For more information about the company, visit

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 4,800 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


Sara Bailiff
Public Relations Manager
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Direct Ph: +1 (512) 220-4017
Direct Fax: +1 (512) 220-4076
HFTP Office:
PH: +1 (512) 249-5333  (800) 646-4387 (US)
Fax: +1 (512) 249-1533 I I I 

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