Magnuson to Introduce Steve Forbes at Asian American Hotel Owners Convention

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Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide, has been named to introduce Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Asian American Hotel Owners convention to be held March 26-29, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Thomas Magnuson and Steve Forbes.

Thomas Magnuson and Steve Forbes.

With more than 11,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association is the largest owner bloc in the global hospitality industry.

Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide, has been named to introduce Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Asian American Hotel Owners convention to be held March 26-29, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

With more than 11,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association is the largest owner bloc in the global hospitality industry.

Forbes Media holdings include Forbes, the nation’s leading business magazine and Forbes.com, reaching a combined global audience of nearly 40 Million. In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense.

“Few institutions have positively influenced and advanced capitalism as has the Forbes dynasty,” stated Magnuson. “There will be no audience more appreciative of Mr. Forbes’ business-oriented message than the Asian American community, who are the backbone of the US hotel industry.”

About Magnuson Worldwide

Magnuson Worldwide, headquartered in London UK and Spokane, WA is the world's largest hotel services organisation. Magnuson Worldwide's holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, GDS1, Magnuson Hotels, and Magnuson Marketplace. With global activities in distribution technology, representation, branding and marketing for 120,000 hotels in over 200 countries, Magnuson Worldwide provides free and low cost access to worldwide reservation networks as well as specialty marketing services focused upon online pricing and marketing.

About AAHOA -- The Asian American Hotel Owners Association

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the hotel industry, with more than 11,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value. AAHOA members employ 578,600 full- and part-time workers with a $9.4 billion payroll.

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