Navigating Crises and the Tech It Will Take to Overcome COVID-19

It is amazing what you can accomplish with a kayak, a great deal of preparation, and the determination to achieve a 15-year-old dream. ­The HFTP Hangout that took place on Wednesday, May 13 took a dramatic departure from the trending hospitality industry topics of contactless technologies and financial planning sans…

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

Round 1 – U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session presented by HotStats. This session provided an in-depth overview of current operational and profitability data from hotels in both the United States and Europe….

HFTP Hangout -- Home-based Security

Home-based Offices Introduce New Security Considerations

Last week, a HFTP Hangout was held with two security experts from Venza, highlighting security weaknesses for homebound personnel and recommending where to shore up safeguards.

HFTP Hangout -- Home-based Security

AHLA Advocacy Efforts Encompass All Hospitality Touchpoints

Presented by: Chip Rogers and Kevin Carey, AHLA This Spring’s economic pause has sent a shock-wave to businesses worldwide, with the hotel industry especially hit hard as travel has essentially halted. At the center are the hotels themselves; but in connection, are the numerous suppliers and businesses which support their…

Interoperability, Health Innovation Are the Keys to Recovery

Moderated by: Diane Estner, DANNI Enterprises | Presented by: John Picard Getting back to the business of travel will require big thinking and bold action. Innovation will be the catalyst for change in the hospitality industry. Solutions will propel it forward. Technology will be the key to restoring trust and…

First HFTP Europe Hangout Discussed Hotel Pandemic Response on Global Scale

Presented by: Michael Levie, CHTP, citizenM Hotels For the first HFTP Europe Hangout, live on Zoom, the featured speaker was HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP. As COO of citzenM, an international hotel company, he was particularly suited to speak on a hotel’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as the…

You Are a Hospitality Brand: Stand Out in a Post-pandemic Job Market

Presented by: Justin Taillon, Ph.D., MBA, Highline College Staff cuts across the hospitality industry have been fast and deep. Every day generates a staggering new number of unemployment claims. The resilience of the industry ensures that it will return to its place as the world’s largest business. This also means…

Questions You May Not Have Considered Regarding U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Moderated by: Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella, CertiPay Am I allowed to ask about an employee’s symptoms or require a doctor’s note? These questions and many more were addressed during the HFTP Hangout that took place on Thursday, April 23, moderated by human resources experts Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella…

Industry Partners Check-in: Finding Answers to Difficult Questions in a New Reality

Moderated by: Sherry Marek, Datavision Technologies During the HFTP Hangout “Industry Partner Check-in” on Wednesday, April 22, the conversation naturally gravitated to the latest hot topic in hospitality technology today: the “contactless” technologies that will emerge as a direct result of the virus pandemic. New solutions will be necessary to…

Clubs in a Crisis — The Framework for a Strategic Response

Moderated by: Ray Cronin, Club Benchmarking While we could never have imagined the abrupt changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been expecting the economic winds to shift for some time. The period of time from 2009 until March 1st of this year has been the…