New Leadership Strategy Summit Plans for HFTP’s Future

  Like any organization aiming to maintain a successful position, HFTP leaders are continually looking at ways to maintain importance in the hospitality finance and technology industry. This last week in Irving, Texas approximately 50 leaders gathered for an intense…

H-1B Visa Filing

Don’t Miss the Looming Deadline, Preparing for April 1st H-1B Visa Filings

For further details on H-1B visa filings and other work visa options, attend Pabian’s ProLinks webinar on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST. A longer version of this article can be found in the Winter 2015 issue…

Hotel Flash Sales: Beneficial or Detrimental?

There is debate whether flash sales web sites are a blessing or a curse for the lodging industry. Blessing because these web sites alleviated the depressed demand induced by the recession. A curse because these web sites have turned into…

Welcome HITEC to Minneapolis

It’s Monday at HITEC, and as I sit in the press room it looks like another storm is blowing in. But no, it just rains really well. Big fat drops that are falling straight down. I wonder how the opening…

Building a Chapter Web Site: Part 2 – Charlotte-Blue Ridge Chapter

In an effort to attract new and retain current members, the Charlotte-Blue Ridge Chapter has recently revamped their entire chapter web site. HFTP Global contacted the Charlotte-Blue Ridge Chapter president; Jay Williams, to catch a glimpse into the process of…

It’s A Wrap: Memorable Words from the Annual Convention

It’s a Wrap! The 60th anniversary HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow is now history. My IPad is loaded with my top 36 “words of wisdom.” These are the statements that left a lasting impression on me. I would like to share…

After the Convention, Keep Your Ideas Alive

Now comes the toughest part of any conference . . . keeping your new ideas alive. I am proud to be a part of the HFTP community. In more than 20 years of attending professional conferences, I have witnessed the…

Keynote Sessions Provide WOW! Moments

And now the final chapter for this year! The HFTP 2012 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is now history, but oh so rich. A new record in attendance, thanks again Orlando, a city that has been great for HFTP. If you…

The 2012 Leadership Summit: An Experience to Treasure

If you haven’t experienced the HFTP Leadership Summit before, what’s stopping you? Some of the best education offered by HFTP is at the Leadership Summit. Not only is the wealth of knowledge and sharing extraordinary; it’s where you develop true…

Catch the Convention Conversation via Twitter

How many times have you gone to a conference and had mariachis greet you at the door as you filed in for the morning’s keynote speaker? The photo above is how we were welcomed on day one. I snapped a…