An Insider’s View of Austin, Texas [Part 1]

Austin, Texas not only is the host city of HITEC 2011, it’s also the headquarters city for HFTP, producers of HITEC. So from now until HITEC 2011, we’re going to give insights into the city from those that know the…

Technology Sectors And Opportunities For Investors

For investors the technology sectors represent some of the most appealing ones in the current global markets. Actually, technology and discoveries are the engine of the modern society with new items and products being issued and released each month. Market…

What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers,…

Go Local: Find a Chapter in Your Area

This is the first post in a series highlighting HFTP membership. New members that join before June 30 save $50 off their membership fees. Chances are that you are a serious type and you are in a position that demands…

5 Steps to a Successful Hospitality Mobile App

Free HFTP Webinar Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. CDT There are over 20,000 travel apps across the app markets today — and that number is climbing daily.  But as the app market grows, so do consumer expectations. As many…

What are Your Club Technology Priorities?

HFTP and the National Club Association (NCA) have joined together to create a Technology Task Force. The group’s mission is to provide a resource for club professionals to search for current and applicable information regarding technology trends, solutions and planning….

The Hospitality Industry: In the Hacker’s Crosshairs

According to the Verizon 2010 Breach Investigations Report, the hospitality industry, along with financial services and retail, remains one of the “Big Three” industries affected by breaches. Why have the hackers turned their attention to the hotel industry? Some reasons…

Global Hospitality Community Gathers for AHTEC@HOFEX

In today’s technology driven market, business productivity and prosperity has become increasingly dependent on the successful integration of business technology. And, as Asia’s hospitality continues to flourish, HOFEX 2011 — Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow — will continue to…

Reducing Your Technology Footprint — The New Normal

During the economic downturn, many families decided that the prudent thing was to downsize their lives by purchasing smaller homes and vehicles, but most importantly, by simplifying their lives. Similarly, hotel companies also downsized, frequently letting staff go, which created…

HITEC 2011: Steps to Secure Your International Travel Visa

With travel rules and regulations becoming more tedious to muddle through, HFTP wanted to do our part to assist HITEC international attendees as much as possible. We greatly appreciate our international delegation and want to be able to provide valuable…