HITEC offers qualified journalists and press professionals complimentary, full conference registrations. 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).

Get Complimentary Access

Industry Press Are Invited to Attend HITEC.

A HITEC press credential for qualified journalists and press professionals includes full access to allHITEC-produced event programming. HITEC features four days of concurrent education, two Headliner sessions, exhibitor-led Technology Showcase sessions, Entrepreneur 20X startup pitch competition, three days of exhibits, exhibitor tutorials and Welcome Reception.

In addition, HITEC maintains a schedule of exhibitor-organized press conferences for the convenience of attending press.Individuals who receive a complimentary press registration will be added to a list of registered press. This list is solely distributed to HITEC exhibitors for the current year. The information provided includes the press contact’s name, title, publication and work e-mail.

Qualified Media Outlets

  • Magazines, print and digital

  • Digital news sites and news wires

  • Active industry-focused blogs

  • Podcasts

  • Video production

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

Industry Analyst Qualification

HITEC qualifies analysts from recognized industry firms to receive press credentials. To receive approval, the applicant must provide a bylined, published report related to the hospitality/travel industry that was published within the past six months. Analysts and consultants who develop a client-only publication for their own firm or another firm do not qualify for a press registration.

Live from HITEC! Podcasters and Broadcasters Invited

HITEC invites established hospitality and travel industry podcast and video broadcasters to present and record directly from the event. HITEC can offer support and promotion in several ways to help lead to a successful experience (TBD based on needs). Please contact the HFTP Communications Department to discuss details.

Apply for Press Credentials

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