Hello, Let Me Introduce You to the 2012 Annual Convention

Did you know that alien abduction is not your biggest worry in Roswell, New Mexico? It’s actually having a surprise thunderstorm blow your tent into Bottomless Lake. I discovered that fact on a cross-country road trip from Hilton Head Island,…

Don’t Forget Your Trusty Black Book

The week before a conference is like the week before a vacation. It can be a mad scramble to make sure that deadlines aren’t missed and things are covered for the time you are away. Part of the scramble, though,…

2012 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow: Meet the Guest Bloggers

HFTP has recruited five guest bloggers to write about their experience at the upcoming Annual Convention & Tradeshow. Visit HFTP Connect over the next two weeks to read what they have to say. Our 2012 Bloggers are: John Grigas, CHAE;…

Be an Official Blogger at the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow

New this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention & Tradeshow experience. If you’re interested, please send a…

Driving Hotel Traffic & Brand Loyalty with Location Based Services

Imagine being able to welcome back a hotel guest by seamlessly sending a personalized message directly to their mobile phone when they arrive on site. Or imagine a local customer driving by and automatically receiving a promotional text offer to…

Follow These Hotel Safety Tips and Enjoy Your Stay

In light of a recent article published by Forbes demonstrating a vulnerability with hotel keycard locks, it is good to remember that there are some basic precautions travelers should take to remain secure in their surroundings. In general, hotels are very…

The Wrap Up Show

HITEC 2012 is over. We’ve all gone home. E-mail inboxes have been emptied and the seemingly never ending list of to do’s whittled down to something a bit more manageable. It’s time for the Wrap Up Show … Hello, Hello….

Ready or Not, Here Big Data Comes!

HITEC Vendors Offer Ways to Analyze Customer Data Everyone seems to have a BIG opinion when it comes to Big Data. How much is too much? How should you be using it? But like we used to say in a…

HITEC 2012 Opening Party

It’s About People, Stupid!

I’ve been thinking a lot about HITEC these last few weeks.  Why I wanted to go and what I hoped to accomplish. My wife was asking me the same questions, especially since getting me to Baltimore required a six hour…