A Series of Must-Read Articles on Cybersecurity Produced by the HFTP Research Centers

Data security remains a pressing concern and top priority for the hospitality industry. The HFTP Research Centers are dedicated to producing findings that can significantly aid hospitality businesses in their efforts to protect their guests’ privacy and personal information against potential cyber threats and attacks. Most recently, a series of…

How to Connect in an Over-Distracted World (And Other Lessons from Leaders in Human Behavior)

Leaders face a mounting challenge in today’s increasingly technological world. People have a host of distracting devices now available at their fingertips. According to research compiled by the HFTP Americas Research Center, Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes. Conversations are consistently interrupted by cell phone pings or instant email…

Hospitality Students Talk Trends, Challenges and Endless Possibilities in Today’s Industry

Ariel and Melissa are both college students studying hospitality at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as members of their local HFTP student chapter and were volunteers at HITEC 2018 in Houston, Texas this past June. They have provided an inside look into what it is like to study…

Clubs in Collaboration: A Productive Discussion on Revising the USFRC

A select group of 28 talented club professionals assembled at the inaugural HFTP Club Forum late last month in Sarasota, Florida USA. This executive-level event was designed to explore pressing industry issues and, specifically, to collaborate on the eighth edition revision of the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Clubs…

HFTP Partners with NAF to Help High School Students “Be Future Ready” in Hospitality, Finance and Technology

HFTP Helps at the 2018 Annual Convention will direct its fundraising towards the HFTP Scholarship fund in support of hospitality education as part of its ongoing charitable efforts. Traditionally, the HFTP Helps program also supports a local charity in the Annual Convention’s host city. To follow tradition, the money raised…

Success in the Sunshine State: Highlights from HFTP’s 2018 Florida Regional Conference

The beautiful Sarasota Westin Hotel — with its bright white facade, multitudinous windows and stunning rooftop pool area — made a very picturesque setting for the 2018 HFTP Florida Regional Conference, which took place July 25–27, 2018. Approximately 145 attendees made their way to Sarasota, Florida last week to enjoy education,…

Annual Convention 2018: A True HFTP Experience in the Land of the Kentucky Derby

On the bank of the Ohio River in the east south-central region of the United States looms Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville — home to the famed Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Louisville Slugger baseball bats. It will also be home to the 2018 HFTP Annual Convention, where more than 600…

Introducing HFTP’s 2018-2019 Global Board

HFTP is pleased to announce the official slate for the 2018–2019 Global Board of Directors. Each year, the nominating committee — comprised of past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents — is tasked with selecting HFTP members to replace the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a thorough round of interviews conducted in…

Meet HFTP’s Newest Chartered Chapters

Chapters provide a wide array of benefits to an association’s membership — not the least of which is the collaborative building of knowledge and camaraderie among local and like-minded industry professionals. HFTP is excited to announce that three new local chapters have recently been chartered, to include: The Greater Louisville chapter in…

Ask the Experts: Panelists Give Guidance Ahead of HITEC Houston 2018

A few of the experts presenting at HITEC Houston next month have shed interesting light on what attendees can expect during their highly-anticipated panel sessions focusing on hospitality technology: Emerging Technologies — The New, New Things, Investing in Technology and Guest Facing Technology. HITEC Houston, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference 46 years in the making, takes place June 18-21,…