Robert Harp (Dr.)

Founder, CEO & Publisher


Entrepreneur, Thought Leader & Strategist Dr. Robert Harp founded (GHN) in 2000.

A first mover in digital publishing, GHN represents travel & tourism's public & private sector globally. GHN members include over 25 hotel company CEOs, chairmans and presidents (and their C-Suite) and a worldwide network of 100 highly respected hotel Thought Leaders from a variety of disciplines.

As a Trusted Voice in the Travel & Tourism sector, GHN:

1. Reports on breaking news via social media channels,
2. Conducts interviews with CEOs & industry leaders,
3. Publishes market reports, thought leadership and industry intelligence,
4. Sponsors 50+ hotel investment conferences in every region of the world.

GHN is committed to excellence in business & innovation -- and in the spirit of Johann Sebastian Bach, its work is also done Soli Deo Gloria.

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Harp is a past president and former director of the San Diego CCIM Chapter and a founding director and past president of the Commercial Realtors Association, San Diego County.

He is the founder, program chair, & moderator for the Pacific Coast Hospitality Summit (now in its 27th year).

With a high commitment to academia, Harp earned his doctorate in 2013 and is engaged at Biola University's Crowell School of Business in the area of entrepreneurship/innovation & nonprofits/social enterprises.

He serves as Catalyst for Workplace, Lausanne Movement -- and is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin). is a Premier Provider of Hotel Investment Insights, Thought Leadership & Industry Intelligence for C-Suite Executives & Leaders in the Global Travel & Tourism Industry.

A first mover in digital publishing,, was founded shortly after Google & Paypal (1998) & Alibaba (1999) and existed before Pandora (2000), TripAdvisor (2000), iPod (2001), MailChimp (2001), iTunes (2001), LinkedIn (2002), iTunes-Music-Store (2003), Wordpress (2003), Skype* (2003), Facebook (2004), Yelp (2004), YouTube (2005), Twitter (2006), iPhone (2007), Tumblr (2007), App-Store (2008), Spotify (2008), Uber (2009), WhatsApp (2009), iPad (2010), Instagram (2010), WeChat (2011), SnapChat (2011), Kindle (2011), Google+ (2011) & Alexa (2014).