The Impact of Covid-19 on the Insurance Industry: Are You Covered?

This week, the general industry HFTP Hangout took a close look at the state of the U.S. insurance industry and how coverage operates in a pandemic. With nearly all hospitality businesses going on lock-down for several weeks or months and hemorrhaging revenue in that interim, many are now looking to…

Club Reopening: What Are the Legal Issues?

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. With club leaders, staff and members in the United States all anxiously awaiting the go-ahead from state officials to reopen, the question every club leader should be asking is, “How do I open without exposing my club to potential liability from someone alleging he contracted…

Risk Mapping and Building Customer Confidence in a Post-Covid-19 World

The HFTP Hangouts rounding out the last week of May focused on risk mapping and risk management, as well as how to build customer confidence for the new normal. Here are some key takeaways from the Hangouts to help you plan out strategies to navigate the post-Covid-19 world. Risk Mapping…

AHLA Safe Stay: Hotel Industry Across U.S. and Canada United Around Enhanced Safety, Cleaning Standards

An important word from an HFTP Allied Partner As states across the country navigate reopening and hotels begin to safely welcome back guests, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that hospitality leaders across North America have endorsed Safe Stay, AHLA’s enhanced industry-wide cleaning guidelines. AHLA’s Partner State…

Navigating Crises and the Tech It Will Take to Overcome COVID-19

It is amazing what you can accomplish with a kayak, a great deal of preparation, and the determination to achieve a 15-year-old dream. ­The HFTP Hangout that took place on Wednesday, May 13 took a dramatic departure from the trending hospitality industry topics of contactless technologies and financial planning sans…

The HITEC Legacy Continues in 2020 with The Best of HFTP, Centered on Health and Safety

Event-planning in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, and while it may be difficult to imagine at this very moment, a foray back into face-to-face meetings and conferences is inevitable. It is just a matter of when. When planning its 48th annual HITEC North America, HFTP…

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

Round 1 – U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session presented by HotStats. This session provided an in-depth overview of current operational and profitability data from hotels in both the United States and Europe….

Transition Technology for Hospitality – From Clean to Cleaner

Written by: Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH Making a comfortable stay for your guests will shift to new cleanliness practices and technologies. Do you remember where you were when COVID-19 changed the world? Although it was not until several hours later that it dawned on me that it happened, I was…

Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments

Written by: James J. Reilly, CPA, JD On March 13, 2020, [United States] President Trump declared a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Declaration”) because of the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The Declaration provides methods for employers, including social clubs,…

HFTP Foundation Seeks Input for 2020 Compensation and Benefits Report

As it has done every other year for the past 30 years, the HFTP Americas Research Center, overseen by the HFTP Foundation, will produce a new biennial Compensation and Benefits Survey Report in 2020. And the key to providing HFTP members with a comprehensive picture of industry salary and benefits…