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HT & HTNG Team Up

According to Harris Interactive, about 45% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, and one out of three ditch them before the end of January. One study I read said that only eight percent are successful.  By the time this issue of Hospitality Technology magazine is in readers’ hands, most will have either doubled down or watered down their commitments.

A not-so-secret ingredient to achieving goals, be they resolutions or otherwise, is collaboration. Conventional wisdom tells us that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts — teamwork lets us pool resources, while providing support and accountability. From peer-to-peer sharing to open standards for technology development, ours is an industry that benefits from collaboration and is eager for more. That’s why we at Hospitality Technology are thrilled to announce a collaborative relationship with an organization that literally wrote the spec on working together, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG).

Founded 12 years ago, HTNG was established to help the hotel industry develop interoperability between technology systems via open, published standards. Since that time, the association has become central to progress and education for the hotel technology industry. Hospitality Technology, now the official publication of HTNG, will bring a spotlight to the great work this association is doing. We’ll feature a regular column, HTNG Checks In (found on page 11 in this issue) to highlight association news and give a platform to the opinions of its stewards and members. We’ll collaborate on research projects, special educational reports, and industry networking and educational events.

For HT and HTNG, collaborating is not so much a resolution, but a new normal. No matter what you call it, we’re excited to bring it to you. Here’s to good things in 2016.

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