So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…

Get Pumped for 50 Years: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones With the 50th anniversary of HITEC around the corner, I feel like there is an energy unlike any other year. Yes, Orlando can be drippy hot. It can also bring images of children shrieking through the…

Monkeys and Marriott: Uses of NFTs in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Shubham Khemka Imagine you had an online avatar — a “mini-me” version of you, an identity card that includes your face (albeit in animated form) and a unique code. Instead of presenting your real ID card every time,…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Choosing Your Zoom Backdrop: Where Will You Work from Today?

Written By: Florencia Laber Taking a work call by the Caribbean beach hearing the sound of the ocean and getting your tan on? How about at a French café listening to jazz and enjoying a croissant? Or maybe in the…

Time to Be Heard: What Do You Want from Your Club Software?

If you had a chance to get everything you want from your club management system – what would you ask for? Don’t be afraid to speak up. Just as club professionals are always looking for the most efficient solution, software…

Is NFT the Next Big Thing in Hospitality? A Perspective from the Dubai Research Center

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal In the last two years — especially in 2021 — we all have come across this acronym “NFT” that everyone has been talking about, and how these NFTs are being sold for millions of dollars. Many…

E-Skimming Attack Increases Compromise Customer Payment and Personal Data

SecurityMetrics has shared this informational article with HFTP members and stakeholders after discovering a major increase in skimming tactics, especially e-skimming. This blog post is intended to spread awareness of e-skimming, as it targets businesses with online payment options and…

Revisit Past Winning Startups in Anticipation of E20X Return in 2022

What does it mean to be a winner of HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) startup pitch competition? For the Judge’s Choice startup at the debut E20X Dubai competition in 2021, Hoick, it is about showcasing passion. “The reward lies in learning…

Doing the Math: Keep Your Club Employees With More Than Just a Pay Raise

Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of math to solve a problem. And math is certainly a factor when considering the great exodus of employees from the hospitality industry and others that has been at the top of…