Brand-New Club Summit: Reach for Success

In today’s digital age where almost anything you need to know can be found online, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I attend a professional development conference?” Professional conferences are just as important as ever today. The greatest advantage of a conference — like HFTP’s brand-new Club Summit — is the vital opportunity to assemble with a group…

Leadership: Lessons Learned Along the Way

By Lisa Martin, CHAE I have been to more sessions on what it means to be a leader that I can count. Often the presenter will have a white board or a flipchart and have everyone yell out characteristics or attributes of a great leader. What do we say? Honest,…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo

Written By: Bryan Wood I recently attended and represented HFTP at the CMAA 90th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo that took place from February 7–11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida USA. The event was held at the Orlando World Center Marriott – an amazing Orlando resort, just across the freeway of MouseTown,…

Software Replacement vs. Reengineering Assessment: Look Before You Leap

Written By: Bill Boothe & Jeremy Hoch We continue to be amazed at the number of private clubs that dump their older club management software for something new without a thought of how they might retain and improve what they already have. Helping clubs choose a replacement system has been…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/22/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: HFTP Launches New Club-focused News Site: HFTP Club Bytes – HFTP Club Bytes What Promise Does the IoT Hold for Your Business? – CFO Magazine Which hotel tech trends…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/8/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: Rustic Renewal – Club & Resort Business Breaking Down Silos between Online Marketing, Technology and Revenue Management – Rethink Hotels Travelers Voice Their Desires about In-Room Entertainment – Marketing…

Behind the Scenes with HITEC 2016

HITEC season is beginning to pick up speed and HITEC Advisory Council Chair, Richard Tudgay, is excited to share what this year’s event has in store for attendees. This year’s event will take place in New Orleans, La. USA June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Start-up pitch…

Multigenerational Travelers

A number of societal trends have combined in recent years to change the hospitality industry dynamics as Americans spend some of their leisure time differently than they once did. According to recent studies, longer, healthier lives, greater disposable income and dispersed personal networks have combined to bring more families together…

Returning to the Club and Hotel Controllers Conference for the Second Year

I am grateful to have the opportunity to be one of the voices of the attendees of HITEC again. Last year’s experience in Los Angeles was wonderful in so many aspects that I was really looking forward to this year’s event.

Leaving the Light On…and Exposing Visitors to Malware

The hotel industry is poised for continued growth in 2015, coming off a stellar 2014 which saw occupancy rise to levels not seen in more than 20 years. With the World Tourism Organization projecting more than 1.4 billion international journeys in the year 2020, you can bet that hotel web…