Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Need Brave Leaders to Guide Us in this New Hospitality Landscape

By: Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MPA | HFTP Global President As we venture into 2022 that so many in the hospitality industry have pinned their dreams as the year that things return to normal, one of the most important…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on OSHA’s New Vaccination/Testing Rule

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. This week, the Supreme Court reinstated the stay on the new OSHA Vaccination/Testing Rule. As such, clubs no longer have to enforce the requirements that went into effect January 10 (like establishing your club’s vaccination…

Read Between the (Wine) Lines

Written by: Joanne Sieljes During the last decade, wine has become increasingly popular in the United States. Online wine retailers have made drinking wine become more accessible and affordable regardless of where consumers reside. Additionally, wine makers in the United…

My Experience in Event Planning While Navigating New Challenges Presented by Omicron

Written by: Sabina Sljivo I was so ready to go to my first in-person event just last month — but wait… Omicron! Finally, it seemed that life would return to normal again, with events happening in-person and hybrid. To be…

HFTP Club Members Can Now Access “Comprehensive Practices in Club Cybersecurity” Resource

Now is the time to proactively protect your club’s cybersecurity. To assist club members design an effective strategy, HFTP partnered with the National Club Association (NCA) to develop a detailed report on data and network security. Just released, “Comprehensive Practices…

New Areas of Implementation of Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This article will mainly discuss the essential needs to develop a universal hotel reservation system.

USALI 12th Revised Edition Exposure Draft: Energy, Waste, and Water

In updating the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) to its 12th edition, the Global Finance Committee (GFC) and HFTP reached out to partner with the AHLA Sustainability Committee to enhance the Utilities-Schedule 9 in the USALI 11th edition to become the new Energy, Water, and Waste (EWW) of the USALI 12th edition.

Does ‘Smart City’ Mean ‘Smart Hotels’?

Smart city foundations—digitization, new technologies (Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things) and corresponding data—seem to be on everybody’s mind in Dubai, with countless tech events hosted daily around the city.

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Continued Success at HFTP Based in Collaboration, Leadership and Perseverance

This blog post is based on Mark Pate’s Welcome Message and President’s Report during the HFTP 2021 Annual Business Meeting, which streamed online to the public on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Did you miss the live streaming? Watch the recorded…

That’s a Wrap: Awesome People, Fantastic Event and Amazing Technologies

Written by: Tim Henthorn, HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger What a show! Maybe the most dominant undercurrent was how much product innovation occurred during the height of the pandemic. One silver lining that many vendors on the exhibit floor described to…