Letter from the HFTP Global President: A Look at the Past Six Months

Written by: Michael Levie, CHTP Dear HFTP colleagues, In just a few short months, our world has changed from a strong and steady economy, solid revenues and overall happiness to great concerns for our health and well-being, a deep recession and overall nervousness. Most of us were first in disbelief…

Letter from AHLA to HFTP Members on U.S. Lodging Industry

An important word from an HFTP Allied Partner The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including chains, independent hotels, management companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), bed and breakfasts, industry partners and more.  AHLA’s full focus during the COVID-19…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Partnerships Are Powerful Assets

By: Michael Levie, CHTP  — 2019-2020 HFTP Global board president And now, suddenly, it is 2020 — A new year, with new targets and new opportunities. The Austin, Texas-based HFTP Global team is energized and ready to deliver another outstanding year for the association. And for HFTP, 2020 also brings with it…

HFTP 2019 Chapter Leadership Workshop Builds Leadership at the Local Level

Written by: Eileen Sarris, member of the Chapter Leadership Workshop Committee After a several year hiatus, the re-instated Chapter Leadership Workshop brought together 58 chapter officers representing a host of HFTP local chapters in October 2019. The workshop was held the day prior to the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention in Orlando,…

“I Have A Conflict” and How to Resolve It

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger What I have always loved about the expression “I have a conflict” is that people may want to give the impression that if only they did not have said conflict, they would much rather be doing what…

Move Beyond the Classroom: Advantages of an HFTP Student Membership (First of All, It Is Free)

Joining a professional association can be an extremely valuable asset to students — and yet it is an asset that is more often than not untapped. An association can be the opening you need to start the path to your career, a window into the very industry that you are…

25 Years of Excellence

There are so many ingredients that are needed for an organization to be successful. However, the main ingredient needed is an excellent leader. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the longest tenure of any staff member in our history: Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, HFTP’s chief executive officer. As HFTP’s…