Can Proptech Solve the Asset-heavy/ Asset-light Dilemma?

Written by: Victoria Loing In a globalized world and very competitive setting, hotels are fighting to remain leaders in their market. Which brand to develop? How to retain customers? Which innovative technology to implement? Which business model strategy to follow?…

UAE Restaurant Diners May Soon Enjoy Meals Made from Lab-Grown Meat

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal We all love meat when we gather around barbecues and at the dinner table. But if someone would have said a few years ago that the beef steak or the burger we are eating is developed…

Join Your Fellow Hospitality Professionals Online in New HFTP Community Groups

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President Are you looking for that next role to take your career upwards where you want it to go – or perhaps seeking to fill a crucial role at your company…

Learn in the Right Direction: Education All About Finance, Technology, Clubs and Hotels

While HFTP’s annual conference is best known as a celebration of association achievements that offers a plethora of networking engagements and receptions with members from across the world – the HFTP Annual Convention also features educational program not to be…

HITEC Orlando 2022: The Student Volunteer Experience, Part Two

Written by: Fernando Sarmiento The Face of an Organization: Last week I got the chance and privilege to represent the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College for Global Hospitality Leadership as one of 18 student volunteers for HITEC 2022…

HITEC Orlando 2022: Students Share Their Volunteer Experience, Part One

Written by: Jatin Khemlani This was my first experience at HITEC as a student volunteer and what an amazing week I had in Orlando. 2022 marked the 50th year anniversary of HITEC, an event where partners in the finance and…

Digital Art in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Ekaterina Meshcheryakava We live in a time where NFTs are as common as oil paintings of waterlilies back in the time of Monet. Digital art is on the rise and cannot be ignored. Technology has been on the…

Stop the Bleeding: Staff Shortage Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones It’s no secret that the bubble has burst and travelers are back out on the road. With busy summer months still ahead, our hotels are experiencing demand that is certainly welcome after the pandemic decimated occupancies….

To Chip or Not to Chip? (Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger)

Written by: Jennifer Jones Last year at HITEC Dallas 2021, I blogged about the infamous chip shortage that caused headaches all over our industry in regards to procuring a lot of the necessary electronics hotels depend on. This year, I…

Three Important Elements at HITEC: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ HITEC 2022 is in full swing, and it certainly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic days. The aisles are packed with vendors and attendees again, and the energy in the exhibit hall is electric. This…