2008 HITEC, Austin, Texas

16 - 19 Jun, 2008

HFTP PolyU members Jackie Pan and Billy Li Yangchen travelled to Austin, Texas in June 2008 to act as student volunteers during HITEC, the world's leading hospitality technology convention. "It was a long trip getting there", said Jackie, "but we found Austin to be a beautiful and quiet city". He noted that attending HITEC "was rewarding. One of our duties was to take notes during the seminars, but still we had time to visit exhibitors from all over the world. Certainly, this was also an opportunity to network."

The two volunteers agreed that witnessing the innovations in GUESTROOM 2010, a display of the latest technology for the hotel industry, was the most impressive part of their visit.