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HFTP’s Continuing Education is Key to Staying Ahead

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (February 18, 2009) — The key to surmounting economic challenges is to keep on top of current industry trends, learn best practices from experts and have a dialogue with those in similar situations. Hospitality professionals can gain such advantages at Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals’ (HFTP®) educational conferences, featuring relevant education programs on hospitality finance and technology, as well as valuable networking opportunities. Schedules and registration for each are now available at

“In difficult business circumstances, it is best to be proactive and work toward improvements,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP CEO. “Using its resources and years of conference-planning experience, HFTP works hard to provide industry practitioners a resource for professional progress.”

HFTP’s 2009 educational opportunities span the U.S. and Singapore, and include:

Currently HFTP is offering a New to Industry Education Scholarship for the March Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, HITEC 2009 and the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow (one scholarship per event). Eligible applicants are HFTP members who began working in the hospitality industry within the past three years. Applications are available for download at

In addition to the HFTP conferences, the association offers a variety of educational resources including its online ProLinks Discussion Forums, frequent ProLinks Webinars, reviews and exams for the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) and the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE), and industry research from the HFTP Research Institute.

For more information about HFTP educational opportunities, send inquiries to, call (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 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


Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
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


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