Hospitality and the Metaverse: Exploring the Business Impact of the Virtual World

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. I am sure by…

2022 HFTP Paragon Award Daniel Conti

HFTP 2022 Paragon Award Recipient Daniel Conti, Jr., CHAE+ — Association and Industry Mentor

This month at the 2022 HFTP Annual Convention, HFTP Global Past President Daniel N. Conti, Jr., CHAE+  will be honored as the 2022 Paragon Award recipient. He was selected for his unwavering support of the association and substantial knowledge-sharing contributions…

The Great Opportunity: How the Hospitality Industry Can Battle “The Great Resignation”

Written by: Sheheryar Javaid This article will not touch on the impact “The Great Resignation” has had on the hospitality industry, as we are well aware ⁠— the focus will instead be on what actions we can take to battle…

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…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

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…

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…

All About Chatbots: The Hotel Industry Can Thrive Through Automation

Written by: Tyler Boykin The hotel industry is facing a perfect storm. Post-pandemic travel has resumed, but hotels must grapple with a labor shortage and wage inflation. The U.S. Travel Association recently reported that travel spending in April 2022 had…

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…