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AUSTIN, TEXAS USA (February 8, 2016) —  Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today that they will assist the Open Travel Alliance with their new 2.0 Object Oriented Platform in the lifestyle development areas of golf and spa. These development areas have been prioritized by the Open Travel Alliance for development during 2016.

“Many members of HFTP represent the golf and spa segments,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “As a matter of fact, HFTP has won numerous awards and acknowledgements for our contributions to the club industry and the more support we can provide to make the industry better for our members, the closer we come to fulfilling our mission.”

HFTP will provide assistance via its global network of members, its industry research centers, conferences and its global electronic distribution channels. 

“The Open Travel Alliance is the global leader in producing open source code to improve business processes and transactions in the world of Hospitality and Travel,” said Greg Poirier, Open Travel Alliance Executive Director. “We are grateful to have assistance to ensure the industry is aware of our efforts and to have HFTP engaged in our project.”

About HFTP

HFTP, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA with additional offices in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Kowloon, Hong Kong, 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 also owns the world’s only hospitality specific search engine,  HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.  For more info, email

Contact: Danielle Earp / +1 (512) 220-4017

About Open Travel

Open Travel is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1999 by travel companies, with a primary focus on the creation of electronic message structures to facilitate communication between the disparate systems in the global travel industry. Our members identify messages standards, prioritizing project work and creating messages.  For more information on Open Travel membership, new products or projects, please email:  Follow Open Travel on Twitter @OpenTravel or join the Open Travel Alliance Group on LinkedIn.

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