"This new edition is like no other book ever published about the hotel industry," said author Woody Wade, who founded the HOTEL Yearbook series in 2007. Written from the viewpoint of the year 2036, the book presents dozens of 'eyewitness reports' from the future: interviews conducted with fictitious hotel industry executives, consultants, experts – and guests – who all describe the world of 2036 from their own perspective, and in doing so, illuminate the dramatic changes that hotel companies had to confront between 2016 and 2036 to succeed. "By pretending that we are already in the future, and letting a number of movers and shakers from the year 2036 tell the story 'in their own words'," says Wade, "the reader gets some eye-opening insights about how the hotel business might evolve over the next 20 years." "Looking 'back' from the vantage point of the year 2036, this book is able to posit some fascinating ideas about how the world, and the industry, might develop," said Frank Wolfe, CEO of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), the publication's main partner. "It's fiction – but plausible. And entertaining, too." "The Hotel Yearbook 2036 gives us a peek forward at what's to come," said Michael Levie, COO of citizenM Hotels. "Twenty years ago, the dictionary didn't include 'OTA'; WiFi connectivity was just a discussion; phones were merely for talking… Much can change in two decades, and this book highlights some fascinating possibilities." The Hotel Yearbook 2036 is made available as a free download exclusively via HFTP's new PineappleSearch.com. Download the Hotel Yearbook 2036 (free registration)