Dispatches from HFTP Global: CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology Expo

Written By: Evita Ma This is the second time I have attended a China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) event. Last month, I attended the CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology Expo from April 26-28, 2017 located at the Marriott QianJiang, HangZhou in Hangzhou, China. Featured exhibitors, impressive talks and discussions on heated…

Efficiency, Profitability, Security: Look to the Cloud

Cloud computing, which has upended business models from music to movies to medicine, has now reached the hospitality industry in the form of hosted property management systems. These new cloud-based systems eliminate the need to purchase expensive hardware (including servers, networking equipment and data backups) and allow owners and managers…

[HITEC Guest Blogger] Meet Brad More

HFTP Connect is featuring four guest bloggers throughout HITEC 2012. The bloggers will be providing you their insights on all things HITEC. Before we get to Baltimore next week, get to know our guest bloggers. First up is Brad More. Brad More is a former Naval Aviator who stumbled into…

[Ask the Experts] Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF

As we lead up to HITEC 2012 in June, HFTP Connect will be talking to various hospitality professionals about hospitality technology through the Ask the Experts column. A Financial Expert’s View on Hospitality Technology Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, is director of field accounting for Crestline Hotels and Resorts…

[Part 1] 2011 Year in Review: Hospitality Technology

As 2011 comes to a close, we here at HFTP Connect will be reflecting on highlights we saw from the year. This year in review will be a three part series that includes the latest happenings in hospitality technology, hospitality finance and with HFTP. The 3 Biggest Hospitality Technology Topics…

EHTEC@HOSPACE: Focusing on European Technology Issues

Modern hotel guests often expect the same comforts as home when they travel. And while the world continues to converge and hospitality technology becomes more accessible, there are still regions of the world that face technology challenges different than others. Europe is one hot spot in the industry that has…

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 technologies to multiple external customers.” Ordinary users look at it…

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 relationship with a vendor/service provider? Work with the vendor to…