Five Advantages to Attending a Virtual Conference

The year 2020 saw a rapid shift of networking conferences, concerts, award shows, trade shows and association gatherings from in-person to online, and HFTP-produced events are no exception. The North American edition of HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) has pivoted from an in-person to a virtual program, the…

HITEC San Antonio 2020: A City Bursting with Culture, History and Modern Attractions

HITEC North America, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference and exhibition, may have already been around for the last 48 years, but it had yet to land in the city of San Antonio, Texas — until this year. HITEC North America 2020 will take place June 15–18 at the Henry…

The Year of the HFTP Regionals

Attention, HFTP members: Your chance to attend an HFTP regional conference is well within reach. Throughout the years, HFTP chapters have planned and hosted regional conferences across North America. This year, four regionals in the Mid-West, Mid-South Atlantic, Florida and Texas will take place in the span of six months….

Attention, Clubs: Are All Your Plans in Place?

It is an indisputable fact that has stood the test of time — Planning is vitally important to success. In fact, Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States, is credited as having once famously said hundreds of years ago, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”…

All of the Hype Surrounding HITEC Minneapolis 2019

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger True to its roots in hospitality, HITEC consistently lends camaraderie and support to its attendees and exhibitors. There is much to be gained from HITEC’s great community of hospitality technology enthusiasts. As such, there is so much to look forward to…

My Credit Card Did Not Think This Was Too Funny

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As a continuing trend at HITEC again this year, I find myself still infatuated with finding the most secure, well-integrated, user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing ability to chip credit cards with your PMS and POS. I know there are solutions out there —…

Mallorca, Spain Was Exemplary Host for International Conference, HITEC Europe 2019

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HITEC® EUROPE ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR Hundreds of hospitality professionals from all across Europe and beyond convened in the beautiful Spanish island city of Palma, Mallorca, Spain for HITEC Europe 2019. Produced by HFTP, HITEC Europe 2019 was an overwhelming success. It was held April 9–11, 2019…

Destination HITEC: All about Mallorca, the Picture-Perfect Locale of HITEC Europe 2019

Azure waters. Limestone mountains. Historic villages. These are just a few choice phrases to describe the location of HITEC® Europe 2019 — where business and leisure will collide in the best possible way for hospitality finance and technology professionals this spring. In just a few short months, HITEC Europe attendees will attain…

Success in the Sunshine State: Highlights from HFTP’s 2018 Florida Regional Conference

The beautiful Sarasota Westin Hotel — with its bright white facade, multitudinous windows and stunning rooftop pool area — made a very picturesque setting for the 2018 HFTP Florida Regional Conference, which took place July 25–27, 2018. Approximately 145 attendees made their way to Sarasota, Florida last week to enjoy education,…

Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018: Count me in for 2019!

Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference was my first HFTP event, and I can assure you, it will not be my last! Each person involved in it went above and beyond to make…