Our Network pre-dates the internet and was originally developed as a North
American bulletin board for the hotel industry in the early 1990s.
With the emergence of the internet as a valuable information and networking
source, Thomas A. Wahl launched a hotel industry portal
1998, featuring hotel industry resources, industry news and other relevant
The internet was in its infancy, and, as end users started embracing this new
research tool, the demand for centralized, industry-related information
Driven by this demand in 2000, the Ozean Group was founded, and we changed
our focus, investing in acquiring technology knowledge and resources and
launched various niche sites within the hotel industry sector to provide
visitors with highly targeted information for:
real estate (www.hotelrealtyresource.com),
employment opportunities (www.hoteljobresource.com),
trade shows (www.hospitalityexpos.com),
As the technology and information used by these web sites advanced, the network
of our web sites evolved into a central communications platform for various
stakeholders within the hotel industry.
Content from the network is accessed by:
users via email distribution,
various company web sites,
but most importantly via content syndication to numerous web sites and
intranets in various industry segments, like:
Corporate (Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, etc.),
Educational (Cornell Hotel School, Florida International University,
Associations (California Lodging Industry Association, Hotel Booking
Agents Association, etc.),
Portals (Hospitality Resource Network, Thailand Hotelier, Hotel Asia
Pacific, etc.) and
Suppliers (The Knowland Group, ResAvenue, etc.).
We have since expanded into other channels, including Airlines, Restaurants,
Cruise, Gaming, Travel, Vacation Rentals, Home Exchanges, Bed & Breakfast and others.
Important components of our success are PHP web based database applications that
were developed in-house by our international software team.
This new scope of our business created a demand for multi-language software
development work for the company from both the hospitality and other industries.
As a result, we opened an office in Mexicos Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, and
we are in the process of expanding our software development business into other
We are always looking to expand our horizon and if you have any suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.