IT Measurements and the USALI 11th Edition

In January 2015, the USALI 11th edition became effective and a new schedule was born: Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems. With the institution of a new schedule, many questions are asked, including: How was the transition to the new reporting structure? How many hotels are reporting with the new…

Is the Lodging Industry Ready for a 12th Edition of USALI?

The 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) went live on January 1, 2015.  This edition presented multiple updates such as changes to the way customers were reported in food outlets, new rooms revenue and demand segmentation, gross versus net reporting, and the addition…

Translation Services: Lost (and Found) in Translation

Here are some dots that you can easily connect: globalization, emerging markets and international travel. You may think “Oh, what a cliché!” Well then, you must have noticed the need skyrocketing for reliable translation, especially if you are in the travel or hospitality industries. Speaking of translation, the challenge of having…

What to Expect: New Changes Coming to Lease Accounting Standards

Written By: Chris Garland, CHAE The upcoming revision to lease accounting standards was one of the topics discussed by the HFTP Hotel Advisory Council in their February 2018 meeting. The surprising conclusion from the council: The hotel industry in general is not prepared for the changes, and there is no viable…

The Possibilities of Mobile Apps

A study found that Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes. That number may not be accurate for everyone, but you have to admit that the separation anxiety is real — and people have grown dependent on their mobile phones. The hospitality industry, though not always at the…

Exploring the GHACP: A Valuable Resource for Hospitality Finance Professionals

HFTP has developed a unique resource for the hospitality industry — the Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP). The GHACP is an online resource and guide for hospitality industry accounting practices, which includes four major parts: operating schedules, indextionary, HFTP Global Database and industry common practices. Operating Schedules: Examples of summary…

How to Write a Good Job Description

Written by: Amanda Belarmino Remember when Rupert Holmes asked the famous musical question, “Do you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain?” The songwriter was trying to attract the right kind of person with the tone of their personal ad. The same idea holds true when you are writing…