Destination Orlando: Attend HFTP’s Annual Convention, Stay to Play

The HFTP 2019 Annual Convention is returning to Orlando, Florida this October for three days of hospitality-focused education, valuable association updates and networking. Take advantage of your travel to “The Sunshine State” and stay through the weekend to enjoy the myriad of outdoor activities, family attractions and vibrant nightlife this…

All About Cloud: Insights from a Cloud Strategist

When it comes to all things cloud (What exactly is cloud, anyway? Where does it exist? Why should it matter to me and my business?), it is often best to defer to the expertise of an enterprise cloud strategist like Jeremy Ward, co-host of the new Cloudbusting podcast. Ward is an IT leader…

Engage Your Employees With Continuing Education as an HFTP Corporate Allied Sponsor

You may think that offering continuing education and training to your employees is a one-way street — but that is far from the truth. There are several advantages not only for your employees who receive the extra training; it can also have fantastic return on investment (ROI) for your business….

The Path to Certification Review — Podcasts and More

HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals in the hospitality industry: the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designations. But earning the designations is not as simple as just signing up. Rather, it takes much preparation. Achieving the CHAE and/or the CHTP…

Hospitality Controllers: Take Your Career Up a Level With a Program Designed for You

A 2019 HFTP CLUB AND HOTEL CONTROLLERS CONFERENCE PREVIEW Become a better club or hotel controller when you attend the 2019 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference later this month (June 18–19) at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. In just a few short weeks, attendees will immerse themselves…

E20X Europe 2019 Award Winner Tackles Genuine Industry Problem and Solves It

AN INTERVIEW WITH HANNU VAHOKOSKI, HOTELWAY CEO Meet Sam. Sam is a bright, AI-based chat bot designed by Finnish hospitality startup company Hotelway. Hotelway provides professional management of customer engagement for hotels. What can Sam do? In addition to answering general questions and providing automated customer service, Sam is a great tool…

Mallorca, Spain Was Exemplary Host for International Conference, HITEC Europe 2019

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HITEC® EUROPE ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR Hundreds of hospitality professionals from all across Europe and beyond convened in the beautiful Spanish island city of Palma, Mallorca, Spain for HITEC Europe 2019. Produced by HFTP, HITEC Europe 2019 was an overwhelming success. It was held April 9–11, 2019…

The Blue Ocean Shift: Unique Strategies Presented at the Executive Vendor Summit

Think about the moment when you first enter your hotel room. Look around: Does the room tell you anything unique about the hotel where you are staying? Or, is it all beige walls and double beds with white covers — and you have to walk back outside and look at…

Destination Unknowable — The Next Five Years of Business and Technology Disruptions

A highlight to HITEC® Europe‘s 2019 education program is the forward-looking keynote presentation by award-winning futurist Rohit Talwar. Talwar is an entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. Profiled as one the top 10 global future thinkers by the Independent newspaper, his controversial and inspiring keynote speeches enable…

The Path to Certification: Take the Next Step in Your Career with the CHAE and CHTP

A professional certification is a measurable indicator of knowledge and training in your field. It is also a valuable investment of your time and resources towards better career opportunities. If you are a hospitality finance or technology professional, you can increase your confidence, demonstrate your industry expertise and impress current and future…