Press Opportunities

HFTP offers qualified journalists and press professionals complimentary, full conference registrations to its events. To qualify, an applicant must currently cover the hospitality and travel industry on a regular basis in an editorial capacity. Individuals representing conventional media outlets will be considered for qualification (i.e., local and regional newspaper or news station).

Qualified Media Outlets

Print and digital magazines; digital news sites and news wires; active industry-focused blogs; podcasts; and video productions.

Not qualified: company-sponsored blogs and business-supporting outlets.

Individual Qualification

The applicant must demonstrate frequent and recent publication and/or broadcast (at minimum of 3 times within the past 12 months). If you are not a frequent contributor but have been assigned by an industry publication/broadcaster to cover HITEC, a letter of assignment from a senior editor or similar title must be submitted.

Not Qualified: Individuals who do not have direct editorial responsibility. In addition, those who write in a promotional capacity, including bloggers for company pages, consultants who write to promote their business and PR professionals.

Qualifying Titles/Roles:

  • Associate Editor

  • Business Editor

  • Editor-in-Chief

  • Executive Editor

  • Features Editor

  • Staff Writer

  • Columnist

  • Journalist

  • Podcast/Video

  • Host/Producer

Unapproved Titles/Roles:

  • Company President/Executive

  • Account Executive

  • Associate Publisher

  • Marketing/PR titles

  • Publisher

  • Sales titles

  • Company newsletter manager

  • Film crews and photographers employed by exhibitors

Apply for Press Credentials

To qualify for a complimentary press registration, contact Kaylee Sciacca ([email protected]). HITEC reserves the right to deny a press registration to any person who does not regularly provide visible news coverage, at the discretion of HFTP staff.