So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…

Get Pumped for 50 Years: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones With the 50th anniversary of HITEC around the corner, I feel like there is an energy unlike any other year. Yes, Orlando can be drippy hot. It can also bring images of children shrieking through the…

The Ghost Kitchen Has Risen: How Do You Feel?

Written by: Ruogu Wang Have you ever ordered food delivery from a new restaurant that was so delicious, it made you want to go there to dine in? Sadly, these days that might be impossible — because that restaurant may…

HITEC Dubai 2022 Highlights from an E20X Participant

Written by: Dominika Duziak End of May in Dubai means two things are coming: hot summer weather and HITEC Dubai ⁠— the biggest and highly anticipated hospitality technology congress in Middle East, organized by HFTP. I was really looking forward to…

Monkeys and Marriott: Uses of NFTs in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Shubham Khemka Imagine you had an online avatar — a “mini-me” version of you, an identity card that includes your face (albeit in animated form) and a unique code. Instead of presenting your real ID card every time,…

Key Takeaways: London Executive Event Addresses Latest Challenges amongst European Industry Leaders

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP COO Europe It was a balmy evening at the Cavendish Hotel in London’s West End, where a diverse group of UK and European hospitality finance and technology executives collected together for a special “Dinner and Debate,”…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Choosing Your Zoom Backdrop: Where Will You Work from Today?

Written By: Florencia Laber Taking a work call by the Caribbean beach hearing the sound of the ocean and getting your tan on? How about at a French café listening to jazz and enjoying a croissant? Or maybe in the…

Time to Be Heard: What Do You Want from Your Club Software?

If you had a chance to get everything you want from your club management system – what would you ask for? Don’t be afraid to speak up. Just as club professionals are always looking for the most efficient solution, software…

Is NFT the Next Big Thing in Hospitality? A Perspective from the Dubai Research Center

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal In the last two years — especially in 2021 — we all have come across this acronym “NFT” that everyone has been talking about, and how these NFTs are being sold for millions of dollars. Many…