5 October 2016

HFTP Expands Informational Website Portfolio with New Finance-Based News Site: Finance Bytes

A daily, vital online resource for hospitality finance professionals to utilize year-round

  • HFTP Expands Informational Website Portfolio with New Finance-Based News Site: Finance BytesHFTP Expands Informational Website Portfolio with New Finance-Based News Site: Finance Bytes

Leading global nonprofit hospitality association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has launched a new finance-specific website: HFTP Finance Bytes. The new website is the fourth, and latest, addition to the association's informational website portfolio: HITEC Bytes (technology-specific website); HFTP Club Bytes (club-specific website); HFTP News (association-specific website); and now, HFTP Finance Bytes (finance-specific website).

HFTP Finance Bytes is a resource for HFTP members, as well as the hospitality industry at large. This new platform allows HFTP's global network to stay updated with hospitality finance trends, information and updates in the same easy-to-access format featured on its other news sites. Recognized as a global educator in the hospitality industry, HFTP now offers hospitality professionals daily, online news resources specific to technology, clubs, finance and its association at large.

"A large demographic of HFTP members are finance professionals," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "HFTP's mission is to promote education within the hospitality industry at large – to achieve this goal, HFTP focuses on creating useful resources for each sector that plays a vital role in the industry."

Each of HFTP's educational website platforms are aggregated content destinations that act as essential, continuous news resources for professionals within the hospitality industry. Each of the four industry-specific websites in HFTP's informational news site portfolio was created by Hsyndicate, the company who powers HFTP's news sites.

"We are proud to assist our close friends at HFTP by creating a fourth industry-specific platform to add to the association's group of news sites," said Henri Roelings, CEO and founder at Hsyndicate. "Hsyndicate and HFTP worked closely to create each news platform to ensure specific relevance for the global target audiences that will utilize the individual sites."

HFTP's informational news sites were created with the goal of categorizing the large amounts of available information, and presenting the news in a more convenient way for users. Each cross-platform website maintains a uniform, consistent format that allows users to easily streamline the latest industry-specific news, blog posts, press releases, industry research, feature articles, photos, social media feeds and more.

HFTP's online portfolio has grown immensely in the past year beginning with the launch of PineappleSearch.com, the world's first hospitality-specific search engine, in October 2015. Since then HFTP has launched Community@HFTP, an interactive forum for HFTP members, in March 2016; HITEC Bytes, HFTP's technology-specific daily news site, in May 2016; HFTP Club Bytes, HFTP's club-specific daily news site, in July 2016; HFTP News, HFTP's association-specific daily news site, in July 2016; and HFTP Finance Bytes, HFTP's finance-specific daily news site, in October 2016.

Each of HFTP's news sites also offers an opportunity for organizations to publish their news and/or content and reach a global network of industry professionals. For those interested in publishing content or advertising on the Finance Bytes site, please contact Blake Robinson, HFTP online sales representative, at blake.robinson@hftp.org or +1 (512) 220-4035. For more information, visit www.hftp.org and finance.hftp.org.

Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch – mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP) and Instagram (HFTP_HITEC) for the latest news.

About HFTP
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

Jessica Blankenship

Public Relations Manager