Picking the Future Leaders of HFTP

Official Slate of the 2011-2012 HFTP Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors There are a lot of meetings, education sessions and parties during the long week of HITEC that allow attendees to do business and catch up with colleagues….

Upward Mobility – For Your Hotel, That Is

Read similar articles on the industries’ top trends in the HITEC Special Report, now available online. The Intimacy of Mobile The extraordinary appeal of application software, nicknamed apps, for phones proves that people have created a close relationship with their…

Finding Your “Happily Ever After” at HITEC

With the HITEC exhibit hall opening today, here is a success story of how an attendees met and fell in love with an exhibitor at HITEC. Once Upon a Time On the eve of HITEC 2008, hotel franchisor Hospitality International…

Insight Into the Beginning of a Hall of Fame Inductee

At 31 years old, young, foolish and arrogant, I was ready to make my mark in the association world and was being recognized for my accomplishments at the Texas Restaurant Association when I came to this organization. At the time,…

Time to Get “Battle Ready”

PCI Compliance Boot Camp Comes to HITEC 2011 In the U.S. military, the concept of “boot camp” brings to mind very physical and vigorous training that transforms the average citizen into a fully developed soldier who is combat ready. For…

SecurityCents Podcast – Frank Wolfe Discusses HFTP Projects

Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP recently spoke with Merchant Link’s SecurityCents Podcast. Listen to learn about upcoming HFTP projects like HITEC, our partnership with NCA on a technology task force, why PCI compliance is so important to the hospitality industry and more….

An Insider’s View of Austin, Texas [Part 1]

Austin, Texas not only is the host city of HITEC 2011, it’s also the headquarters city for HFTP, producers of HITEC. So from now until HITEC 2011, we’re going to give insights into the city from those that know the…

What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers,…

HITEC 2011: Steps to Secure Your International Travel Visa

With travel rules and regulations becoming more tedious to muddle through, HFTP wanted to do our part to assist HITEC international attendees as much as possible. We greatly appreciate our international delegation and want to be able to provide valuable…

New HITEC TechTour Offers Hands-on Education

Every year for HITEC we try to incorporate new and interesting concepts to the conference. This year I’m excited about a special education opportunity the HITEC Advisory Council has been busy putting together — the HITEC TechTour. A TechTour is…