HTNG Expands into Hospitality Verticals
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Posted by: Emily Wilson
CHICAGO (June 22, 2017) - Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) changes its name to Hospitality Technology Next Generation to expand within the hospitality industry.
HTNG's founding mission states: "To foster, through collaboration and partnership, the development of next-generation solutions that will enable hoteliers and their technology vendors to do business globally in the 21st century." Now, the organization aims to broaden that initiative to include other hospitality verticals as well.
Restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues, active living facilities, gaming, cruise lines and healthcare share similar technologies and solution sets as hotels. HTNG's organizational framework has already proven to be valuable in the hotel industry. The association's strategy of collaboration and problem-solving has great promise to help solve technology problems and advance development in these new verticals.
"The need for our solutions, standards and best practices exist in these adjacent verticals," said Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. "We have the knowledge and experience of how our association benefits hotels and technology vendors; now we can jump-start other verticals that are facing similar challenges."
Since HTNG already has active members in these spaces, the next step focuses on identifying and defining what these shoulder industries need, and then providing the necessary tools for success.
HTNG will be in attendance at HITEC Toronto on 26-29 June at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Stop by booth #2302 to talk to the team and learn more about this new expansion.
About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.
Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across the spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.