[Part 3] Three Ways to Encourage Eco-Friendly Behavior

Click here to read [Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement Click here to read [Part 2] Energy Efficiency: Use Less According to a recent EnergyStar report, hotels in the United States spend close to $4 billion on energy each year–that’s…

[Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement

In the current economic climate, hotels and conference centers find themselves searching for new ways to reduce operating expenses more than ever before. The hospitality industry, like any other commercial enterprise, is driven largely by operating margins. According to a…

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…

USALI Survey Results Indicate Items That Need Updating

The USALI (Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry) has long been an important financial reporting guide within the lodging industry. As the industry’s business practices change, of course updates to the USALI follow. In March, the HFTP Research…

New Issue of The Bottomline Covers the Tax Relief Act and More

We just released the April/May issue of The Bottomline, HFTP’s bi-monthly publication. The issue’s general theme features articles on: How to navigate the Tax Relief Act How organizations managed HR in a slow economy Updates to the enterprise communication system…

Hotel Managers Must Take Action on Hotel Credit Card Security

HFTP, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), issued a joint statement on actions hotel managers should take on hotel credit card security.  The statement indicates three actions that hotel managers, along with IT…

PCI Compliance: Myths and Rumors

In January, I held a sold-out HFTP webinar on PCI compliance. Along with the “12 Commandments” of PCI compliance, I discussed myths and rumors about compliance, which I wanted to briefly share. Myth #1 : If a PMS or POS…

HFTP Research Institute Launches Golf Pro Compensation Survey

Designing compensation plans can be a challenge for any position, but golf pro compensation tends to be even more complex.  The HFTP Research Institute has designed a survey to determine compensation benchmarks for golf professionals and other golf staff.  This…

HFTP Heading to the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo

At HFTP, we value our partnerships with other industry associations, and our alliance with CMAA is certainly no exception. HFTP will attend and exhibit at the upcoming Club Managers Association of America World Conference and Club Business Expo on February…