Exercise Personal Data Security: Tips to Protect Yourself both Online and Off

Tell me if this ever happened to you. You are online searching for someone’s name because you want to make a professional connection and end up finding their home address and phone number on a somewhat suspicious website. Now, imagine if that is your information up there. It seems that…

Translation Services: Lost (and Found) in Translation

Here are some dots that you can easily connect: globalization, emerging markets and international travel. You may think “Oh, what a cliché!” Well then, you must have noticed the need skyrocketing for reliable translation, especially if you are in the travel or hospitality industries. Speaking of translation, the challenge of having…

The Possibilities of Mobile Apps

A study found that Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes. That number may not be accurate for everyone, but you have to admit that the separation anxiety is real — and people have grown dependent on their mobile phones. The hospitality industry, though not always at the…

Vacation Time: You’ve Earned It, So Why Not Take It?

By Sunny Wang When was the last time you took a vacation? Let me rephrase that. When was the last time you took a vacation without thinking about work or checking work emails? I would not be surprised if some of you answered, “Never.” The United States is known in…

Does Flexible Working Lead to Better Productivity?

Love it or hate it, I am pretty sure you have heard of the concept of “flexible working.” Ever since people first realized they do not have to work like a machine, screwing in everything that is shaped like a hexagon much like in the Charlie Chaplin movie “Modern Times,”…

Millennials Reveal What they are Looking for in a Workplace

As a hospitality student, and a millennial, I frequently hear discussions about how millennials behave. It is indeed intriguing, and somewhat entertaining, to see the labels being placed upon millennials when you are one of the subjects being studied. But from time to time, I just want to say, “that…

HFTP’s Trip to CHTA Talks

“To provide members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth.” Yes, I’m citing the mission of HFTP. But no, it has never been nor will ever be ONLY a mission. It is something that HFTP has constantly been…

HFTP @ HOFEX

Don’t tell me you missed this year’s Hospitality Technology@HOFEX! What? You don’t even know what that is? It was “an event so popular that the organizer had to change the venue at the last minute because the old one wouldn’t fit”? That’s right. That’s what happened to the half day’s…