Tapping Into Wi-fi’s Potential

Wireless Internet is becoming a “must-have” for the hospitality industry. In the recent past, guests would expect either a hardline T-1 connection or cable in their room, or possibly some form of wireless availability on a slow network. Times have…

If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?

How to Respond When Someone Asks Your Opinion and You Have Nothing Nice to Say Have you ever been cornered by a colleague and asked a potentially incriminating question:  “What do you think about the new boss?” or, “What do…

Questions You Need to Be Asking About Tokenization

There are far too many vendors using the term tokenization loosely to describe solutions that, in fact, are not true tokenization. As if it’s not already hard enough to find the right solution (and even more difficult to pitch that…

AHTEC@HOFEX Education Videos Available Online

AHTEC@HOFEX (Asian Hospitality Technology Education Conference) was so successful that HFTP announced it has started planning for AHTEC 2.0 in 2012. Because HOFEX is a biannual event, AHTEC will co-locate with other shows when HOFEX is not being held. That’s why AHTEC 2.0 is…

Time to Get “Battle Ready”

PCI Compliance Boot Camp Comes to HITEC 2011 In the U.S. military, the concept of “boot camp” brings to mind very physical and vigorous training that transforms the average citizen into a fully developed soldier who is combat ready. For…

SecurityCents Podcast – Frank Wolfe Discusses HFTP Projects

Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP recently spoke with Merchant Link’s SecurityCents Podcast. Listen to learn about upcoming HFTP projects like HITEC, our partnership with NCA on a technology task force, why PCI compliance is so important to the hospitality industry and more….

An Insider’s View of Austin, Texas [Part 1]

Austin, Texas not only is the host city of HITEC 2011, it’s also the headquarters city for HFTP, producers of HITEC. So from now until HITEC 2011, we’re going to give insights into the city from those that know the…

What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers,…

Go Local: Find a Chapter in Your Area

This is the first post in a series highlighting HFTP membership. New members that join before June 30 save $50 off their membership fees. Chances are that you are a serious type and you are in a position that demands…

5 Steps to a Successful Hospitality Mobile App

Free HFTP Webinar Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. CDT There are over 20,000 travel apps across the app markets today — and that number is climbing daily.  But as the app market grows, so do consumer expectations. As many…