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….

Welcome to HFTP Connect [The Hospitality Professionals’ Blog]

What is HFTP Connect? HFTP Connect is the blog for hospitality professionals. Here at HFTP Connect, we will cover topics of interest to our members and hospitality industry stakeholders, particularly: Hotel finance Club finance Hospitality technology Hospitality education and training…

PCI Compliance: Myths and Rumors

In January, I held a sold-out HFTP webinar on PCI compliance. Along with the “12 Commandments” of PCI compliance, I discussed myths and rumors about compliance, which I wanted to briefly share. Myth #1 : If a PMS or POS…

FACT: Hotel Key Cards Don’t Carry Personal Information

Persistent Internet rumors that magnetic swipe cards carry personal information is one privacy concern that needs to be discarded As consumers interact and transact more frequently online, divulging personal and financial information is often done without much hesitation. Many trust…

4 Things I Learned About Hotel Mobile Web Sites

Mobile marketing is a hot topic in the industry for HITEC 2011. Vikram Singh, founder of Evision Worldwide, presented an excellent webinar on Mobile Marketing for Hotels & Resorts in November that gave attendees valuable information on using mobile marketing…

HFTP Research Institute Launches Golf Pro Compensation Survey

Designing compensation plans can be a challenge for any position, but golf pro compensation tends to be even more complex.  The HFTP Research Institute has designed a survey to determine compensation benchmarks for golf professionals and other golf staff.  This…

HFTP Heading to the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo

At HFTP, we value our partnerships with other industry associations, and our alliance with CMAA is certainly no exception. HFTP will attend and exhibit at the upcoming Club Managers Association of America World Conference and Club Business Expo on February…