Paragon Award: Honoring Those That Make HFTP a Better Association

Since 1999, HFTP has honored hospitality professionals that have made a significant and lasting contribution to both HFTP and the hospitality industry with the HFTP Paragon Award.  We are currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Paragon Award through August 12….

What Technologies Hotel Guests Want and Don’t Want

A Survey of Hotel Guests Shows What Technology Features are Important to Them When They Travel The integration of technology into our everyday routine is seamless — used in communication, design, decision-making, orientation and entertainment. With mobile smart devices in…

Ways To Skyrocket Technology In The Hospitality Industry

The technologic enhancement is possibly one of the strongest trends of the late years. It seems that there are no boundaries that technology cannot overcome in a smooth way. So, technologies become easily some of the most essential elements in…

If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?

How to Respond When Someone Asks Your Opinion and You Have Nothing Nice to Say Have you ever been cornered by a colleague and asked a potentially incriminating question:  “What do you think about the new boss?” or, “What do…

Technology, Gambling, And The Hotelier Industry

You wake up every morning and you reach for your phone. You check the latest news and stock exchange figures. You buy or sell with a few taps on the touchscreen. You book a flight and hotel as part of…

CRM at HITEC: A Libra OnDemand Interview

Gregory Hopkins, president and CEO of Libra OnDemand sat down with Software Advice during HITEC 2011 to discuss trends he saw at the conference, the latest developments with Libra OnDemand and CRM in the hospitality industry. Read more at the Software…

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,…