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…

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…

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…

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…

Understanding the Government’s New H-2B Seasonal Visa Regulations

2015 has been a hard year for seasonal businesses that rely on the H-2B visa. After three months of highs and lows where seasonal businesses saw the H-2B visa be the center of a federal lawsuit, have its processing temporarily suspended,…

A Season without Seasonal Visas?

It has been a frustrating and scary month for those operating seasonal businesses, with the club and hospitality industries particularly affected. With so many organizations in the club and hospitality industries relying on foreign nationals to work during busy months,…

HFTP Annual Convention — Invest in Yourself

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “what’s in it for me?” The inspirational author Dr. Stephen Covey once said, “strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” This quote encapsulates a large…

Adding Diversity and Taking the Scare out of the Visa Process in the Club and Hospitality Industries

As someone that often speaks about visas and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency (green cards), there are two common looks that I see in the audience when I start my presentations – a look of dread that the presentation will be…

Why HFTP? Why CHCC?

When I received the email about the upcoming HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference and saw the location was sunny Los Angeles, which I have traveled through but never really had a chance to explore, I decided that I wanted…

Now Presenting — The HFTP Regional Mentor Program

HFTP is thrilled to announce the addition of a NEW member benefit. Starting in September, members have access to a Regional Mentor in their geographic area. The Regional Mentor program was designed to accommodate the needs and wants of the…