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…

Keeping Guests Safe: Hospitality, Political Unrest and Terrorism

Can we prepare without alienating our guests? Many solutions are already in place. Because of the recent proliferation of global terrorism and political unrest, hospitality industry visionaries are glad that they have already started integrating disaster planning into their operations….

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…

Cloud Computing Demystified

Earlier this month at the HFTP Development Conference, I helped demystify cloud computing to participants in the education sessions. Gartner, Inc. calls cloud computing “a style of computing where massive scalable IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ using Internet…

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…

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…

Future Hospitality Technology – ASIMO’s Competition

During my GUESTROOM 20X presentations and demonstrations on potential future hospitality technologies, I often talk about ASIMO — Honda’s robot that can run, walk up and down stairs, make eye contact and remember you years later after only having one…

HFTP-U: Comprehensive, Convenient and Critical Education

Free Webinar: March 10 at 10:30 a.m. CST Training is critical, and it is the key to successfully bridging the knowledge gap with today’s emerging technologies used by hospitality professionals. Don’t let the rapid pace of technology’s evolution catch you…

Ask the Experts: Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett is president of Starr Technology Consulting. He is the 2000 inductee into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame and is a member of the HITEC Advisory Council. What’s the best way to establish and maintain a…

iPad2: Challenges Coming to a Club Near You

The growing use of smart devices presents clubs with several challenges Apple launched the iPad2 today. New features include: Video conference using “Face Time” Faster (9x graphics and 2x CPU), thinner (8.8 mm vs. 9.3mm) and lighter (1.3 lbs vs….