Job Prospects and the Value of Graduate Education in the Hospitality Industry

As today’s students enter college and select a degree program, many employment outlook analysts are urging them to consider a career in hospitality management, citing both projected industry growth and…

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HFTP Plans for Another Great Year of Education

One of the more important councils for HFTP is the Education Advisory Council, of which I had the pleasure of serving. Finding the right theme, keynote speakers and education topics…

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Pay or Play? Deciding on Employee Health Care Coverage

Pay or Play? I started my second day listening to the Thursday Keynote’s, Shawn Achor’s, excellent presentation on how concentrating on the positives improves your career success. I ended the day…

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Building a Chapter Web Site: Part 1

As board members of the Greater Nashville Chapter of the HFTP, we find ourselves often wondering two things: How can we build our membership, and how can we engage our…

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Guest Advocacy + Social Reach = More Hotel Business

When it comes to gaining new business with social media, it pays to let your guests speak for you. We’ve all done it – gone to see a movie, ate…

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ASK

ASK is not an acronym. ASK is what we need to do more. So many hospitality professionals arrive to their workplaces with enthusiasm and passion. We are proud of what…

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Growing Globally with HFTP Certifications

The HFTP Texas Regional Conference is being held in Austin, Texas this week — which also happens to be the headquarters for HFTP. So HFTP’s Global Treasurer, Jerry Trieber, CPA,…

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How to Brew a Better E-mail Strategy

Starbucks Knows Coffee, Tea and E-mail Marketing I don’t drink coffee. Coffee upsets my stomach and makes me jittery. And yet, I love Starbucks. While enjoying a fine cup of…

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Check Out the New HFTP Mobile App

In 2010, HFTP launched the HITEC 2010 mobile app — which provided helpful conference details for HITEC attendees. The reviews were positive, with app users telling us how convenient it…

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Meet the Hospitality Students Working on the GHASUG

In February, I had the opportunity to travel to the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland and present HFTP’s Global Hospitality Accounting Standards User Guide (GHASUG) project to a…

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