What are Your Club Technology Priorities?

HFTP and the National Club Association (NCA) have joined together to create a Technology Task Force. The group’s mission is to provide a resource for club professionals to search for current and applicable information regarding technology trends, solutions and planning….

The Hospitality Industry: In the Hacker’s Crosshairs

According to the Verizon 2010 Breach Investigations Report, the hospitality industry, along with financial services and retail, remains one of the “Big Three” industries affected by breaches. Why have the hackers turned their attention to the hotel industry? Some reasons…

Global Hospitality Community Gathers for AHTEC@HOFEX

In today’s technology driven market, business productivity and prosperity has become increasingly dependent on the successful integration of business technology. And, as Asia’s hospitality continues to flourish, HOFEX 2011 — Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow — will continue to…

Reducing Your Technology Footprint — The New Normal

During the economic downturn, many families decided that the prudent thing was to downsize their lives by purchasing smaller homes and vehicles, but most importantly, by simplifying their lives. Similarly, hotel companies also downsized, frequently letting staff go, which created…

HITEC 2011: Steps to Secure Your International Travel Visa

With travel rules and regulations becoming more tedious to muddle through, HFTP wanted to do our part to assist HITEC international attendees as much as possible. We greatly appreciate our international delegation and want to be able to provide valuable…

Seniors & Investment Opportunities

Making a management plan for a retirement is not an easy task, especially for seniors. In fact, it would be recommended to hire a specialist in order to get an excellent management plan of all financial resources and funds. Seniors…

USALI Survey Results Indicate Items That Need Updating

The USALI (Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry) has long been an important financial reporting guide within the lodging industry. As the industry’s business practices change, of course updates to the USALI follow. In March, the HFTP Research…

Keeping Guests Safe: Hospitality, Political Unrest and Terrorism

Can we prepare without alienating our guests? Many solutions are already in place. Because of the recent proliferation of global terrorism and political unrest, hospitality industry visionaries are glad that they have already started integrating disaster planning into their operations….

New Issue of The Bottomline Covers the Tax Relief Act and More

We just released the April/May issue of The Bottomline, HFTP’s bi-monthly publication. The issue’s general theme features articles on: How to navigate the Tax Relief Act How organizations managed HR in a slow economy Updates to the enterprise communication system…

Cloud Computing Demystified

Earlier this month at the HFTP Development Conference, I helped demystify cloud computing to participants in the education sessions. Gartner, Inc. calls cloud computing “a style of computing where massive scalable IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ using Internet…