From the HFTP Dubai Research Center: Guide to Industry Recovery

By Ana-Denisa Irimescu, Dubai Research Scholar The hospitality industry in Dubai has had an interesting year. In response, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management decided to close the academic year with a road map to post-pandemic recovery for the hospitality industry. Editor’s note: The following…

Self Service Analytics: How Small and Independent Hotels Can Use Sentiment Mining to Leap Ahead in Post-COVID Revival

Written by: Sanjay Nadkarni, Ph.D. The importance of guest reviews in the hospitality industry is unambiguous. In the pre-Covid-19 world, an entire business ecosystem evolved around analyzing reviews to gauge sentiment. Considerable research has confirmed the link between review scores and revenue. Though estimates on the magnitude of impact may…

Abrupt Transitions to Remote Work May Require Changes in Work Culture, Management

Written by: Gustavo Miranda, research scholar In its latest monthly news bulletin, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management explored the sudden and compulsory transition to remote work as a response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management regularly…

HFTP Foundation Seeks Input for 2020 Compensation and Benefits Report

As it has done every other year for the past 30 years, the HFTP Americas Research Center, overseen by the HFTP Foundation, will produce a new biennial Compensation and Benefits Survey Report in 2020. And the key to providing HFTP members with a comprehensive picture of industry salary and benefits…

A Culture of Change: Implementing Business Intelligence in Hospitality

In its latest monthly news bulletin, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management discussed the trendy topic of implementing business intelligence (BI) in hospitality. The Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management regularly publishes a news bulletin on the latest in hospitality trends. These bulletins can…

Get Back to Basics with Your Hotel’s Wi-Fi Network

Latest Research from the HFTP Research Centers | Blog written by: Bianca Lopez Here at the HFTP Research Centers, we are ringing in 2020 by addressing the elephant in the room: low-quality Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity is a pain point for many hotels. Issues are often reflected in poor online…

China Releases New Standards to Rate Quality of Hotel Online Services

Research from the HFTP Asia Research Center | Written by: Evita Ma On January 10, China released the new standards of Hotel Online Service Quality Evaluation and Classification (China Daily, 2020). This is the first domestic standard for evaluating and rating the quality of hotel online services in the nation. The new…

The HFTP Research Centers Present: A Year in Review

It has been an exciting first year for the HFTP Foundation. Between frenzied fundraising and planning a packed docket of upcoming research for 2020, research staff have certainly had their hands full. Despite the flurry of activity that comes with building a new nonprofit from the ground up, the Foundation…

Technology in Hotels: Invest Where it Counts

Technology in Hotels: Invest Where it Counts

By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA and Minwoo Lee, Ph.D., MBA, CHE, CHIA Want to give your guests the tech amenities they want? Put your money where your five-star reviews are. This study mines thousands of online reviews to provide hoteliers with data-driven strategies to maximize payoff on IT…

How Do Hospitality CMOs and CTOs Work Together? Read the Research

Hospitality chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) were brought together this past year by HFTP and HSMAI for two think tanks on the strategic integration of marketing and technology. By definition, a think tank is a group organized for interdisciplinary research with the objective of providing advice on a…