Set Your Professional Goals for 2021: Learn, Engage and Become a Leader

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Okay – raise your hand if there were times in this last year you had had enough or hit a challenge that you knew was impossible to overcome – Believe me, my hand…

Farewell to 2020: A Look Back at the Challenges, Opportunities Presented by a Pandemic

The final HFTP Europe Hangout of the year made a few requests of its participants: wear some fun holiday garb, bring your sense of humor, tell a few stories about how 2020 put everyone through the ringer – and, on…

Sustainable Luxury: New Opportunity for the Hospitality Industry?

Written by: Anni Lindqvist, research scholar At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted how a global pandemic would upend lives so drastically in a matter of months. Freedom to travel was compromised — and still is, for some. During…

HFTP Pays Tribute to Late Bernie Trieber, Longtime Friend to Association

Written by: Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, FIH | HFTP CEO One of HFTP’s longtime supporter members, Bernie Trieber, unexpectedly passed Friday, December 4, 2020. The circumstances were unrelated to COVID 19. After spending 42 and a half years at the…

COVID Chronicles: Village Hotels’ Secret to Operational Flexibility and Efficiency

Village Hotels is a UK-based hotel group with 31 properties, known for integrating a high-tech approach into a seamless guest experience. This feature was originally published on the GX Spotlight website. We sat down (virtually, of course) with Jon Davis,…

Discussion of Hospitality Technology Across the Atlantic

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP COO Europe  Cyber HITEC featured a new virtual session this year that built a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and brought together two regions separated by a common language. This engaging session was called the “HFTP…

The Usefulness of Current AI Systems for Food Waste Management

Written by: Varun Khanna, research scholar With the remarkable growth of the food and beverage industry, the issue of food waste management seems to be increasing. It has been identified that in the United States alone more than 86 billion…

Technology Brings Hospitality Necessary Agility

Written by: Claire Kenney, Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger Reinvent. Reimagine. Rethink. Reorganize. Rearchitect. Realign. Reinvest. These words resonate with the contemporary hospitality industry. They are a roadmap for hotel agility. As such, they are a roadmap for hotel success. Adopting…

Now Is the Time to Improve Your Accounting Processes

Written by: Katie Paolino, CHAE | Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger If your processes are not tight, you may be bleeding money. And who can afford that in 2020? PKF O’Connor Davies presented on Accounting Processes and Procedures at Cyber HITEC…

What If? Three Strategic Shifts in Labor Could Be the Answer

Written by Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA “It didn’t take guts to follow the crowd — that courage and intelligence lay in being willing to be different.” – Jackie Robinson Today many hoteliers have pondered many ideas to adjust…