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…

HR Training in the Time of COVID: Commit to a Meaningful Cultural Change

Written by: John Reyna, J.D., LL.M. | HFTP 2021 Annual Convention Guest Blogger If you happened to read my pre-event blog post, then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery of Employment…

The Infamous Chip Shortage

Written by: Jennifer Jones | HITEC 2021 Guest Blogger Every year at HITEC, there’s a new buzzword. We remember the days of “big data”, “PCI” and “blockchain”. If you weren’t talking about them, then you weren’t hanging out with the…

HITEC 2021 – A Resounding Success

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP | HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger I have spent this past weekend “decompressing” from HITEC 2021. This has included reviewing my session notes, updating my contact information for old friends in new jobs, and adding…

HITEC Dallas 2021: Getting Back to “Normal”

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP HITEC 2021 has closed out for the week and for me, being back in person was fantastic! Seeing familiar faces – attendees and our vendor partners – went a long way in making us…

Texas Treasures – Welcoming Some Hidden Gems

Written by: Jennifer Jones I want to thank all of the vendors who have prevailed through the tough times and gathered their teams to travel to Dallas to exhibit and showcase their wares. Although foot traffic may be lighter this…