Discussions Must Continue as Europe Moves to Reopen Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP Europe COO Three months into its shutdown, some countries in Europe are now turning their sights on reopening travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in time for the summer holidays — though, perhaps the focus will remain on local tourism to start. This is a crucial move,…

Join HFTP Global’s LinkedIn Group to Continue the Conversation Online

When you are an HFTP member, you instantly become part of a global network that includes thousands of your fellow hospitality financial and technology professionals. Do you want to know how other people in the industry are doing things? Do you have a question that would best be answered by…

CHTA Disruptive 2018: Thoughts Collected from a World of Possibilities

Written By: Evita Ma The China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) Disruptive 2018 was held last month in Shenzhen, China — from May 22 – 24, 2018. It was an honor to represent HFTP at the expo and conference. Shenzhen is like a small Silicon Valley in China, with lots of startups and technology companies…

HITEC Amsterdam 2018: Why I Will Definitely Be Back

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 This has been my first HITEC conference, and it has been one of the most informative three days I have had since I entered the world of hospitality a couple of years ago. While I prepared for the conference, I read…

AI and Voice Recognition Explored at HITEC Amsterdam

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 I have had the pleasure of a front row seat at a very special panel discussion. The hospitality industry’s top tech executives got together at HITEC Amsterdam today to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition. The challenge: to make sense of…

HFTP Members Meet at Rosewood London for Professional Dialogue and Education

Written By: Carl Weldon Arriving at the Rosewood Hotel London is always a pleasure — especially when greeted by the “hotel dog” Pearl, who even has her own social media presence (check out her Instagram profile here). A big “Thank you!” to the Rosewood Hotel team for providing an excellent room,…

Presenting: The Names You Should Know at HITEC Amsterdam 2018

Spring should be in full swing when HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 takes place this April — which is just six short weeks away. If you would like to attend HFTP’s European extension to the world’s largest and oldest hospitality exposition and conference brand, the early registration deadline is approaching fast. Register by this Saturday, March…