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HTNG to Offer Free Membership to Employees in Transition

Friday, July 24, 2020  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (July 24, 2020) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is extending free memberships through the end of the year to individuals who have recently been laid off by HTNG member companies.

HTNG recognizes many valuable individuals previously employed with a member company are now in the unfortunate position of being in a job transition. As an important community for education, networking and career development, HTNG is offering complimentary memberships as a resource to help these individuals maintain and improve their skills to ultimately find their next professional opportunity.

Free memberships to any former employee of an HTNG member who left their company this year, regardless of reason, will be valid through December 31, 2020.

"Especially during this time of uncertainty, it is extremely important to stay connected," said Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. "HTNG's mission is all about collaborating to continue to move our industry forward, and this simply cannot be done without key individuals, whether they are currently employed or not."

If you happen to be in this situation, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact




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 this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3.1 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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