Choose Your Learning: HFTP ProLinks Webinars

Written By: Susan Savkov Please raise your hand if you are busy. We are all probably raising our hands. There are many things vying for your attention right now in your job. Deadlines for your hotel budget, getting new technology for your club, managing staff and did we say keeping…

Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP)

Answers found in the GHACP Database: Congratulations, you recently started a new position as director of finance at a resort in a remote tropical paradise. You decided you were ready for a change of pace from the big city hotel scene and now you are wondering what you got yourself…

Transforming Hospitality Technology Trends in China

Written By: Evita Ma It was a great honor to attend the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) Global Annual Conference held in Lijiang, China, this November. The conference was held in such a beautiful, ancient town, and the opportunity to listen to various views shared by industry experts was impressive…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Checking into Your Hotel

Written By: Carson Booth, CHTP AI will become embedded and ubiquitous, and in the pocket of every associate and guest. Are you ready? Some industries remain stubborn and resistant to change by not embracing new technology as fast as others. However, over the last few years, the hospitality industry has seen…

5 Superhero Tools You Can Access through Your HFTP Membership

Written By: Susan Savkov It is a busy world out there, especially in the hospitality industry. Some days it feels like you are a career superhero – juggling finance or technology duties (sometimes both), balancing budgets, searching for hospitality trends and staying one step ahead of the competition. However, even superheroes need…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 8/05/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: Study Shows U.S. CIOs Advocate Moving to Cloud – Hospitality Technology All about Pokemon GO and how hoteliers can monetize it – eHotelier International Business Travel to the U.S. Grew…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/29/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: Top Amenities Hotel Guests Love – Rethink Hotels The symbiotic relationship between OTAs and hotels – Hotel Management Want a Better Guest Experience? Make Clean Visible – Hotel Business Review…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/1/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: Lessons from 2015 Tourism Totals for the World’s Most Visited Countries Why Travel Agents Still Matter Hotel Profit Implications from Rising Wages and Inflation in the U.S. The special…

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 6/24/16

Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week: Credit card giant eases EMV liability, adoption Point/Counterpoint: Texting Your Guests How to beat back hackers: 8 tips and tricks from the HITEC show A Guide to Writing Your…

Airbnb…the new Kale

By Jennifer Jones   We’ve all been watching how Airbnb is disrupting the lodging industry. While it’s already encroached into the hotelier space of leisure travelers, it’s beginning to make its mark on the corporate traveler as well. On June 8, Airbnb announced a revolutionary new product for the business…