Being a Service Critic is in my DNA

By Jennifer Jones, HITEC 2018 Guest Blogger Being in the hospitality industry, we are a little more critical than the rest of the population when we experience issues as a guest at a hotel. At the same time, I believe we can also be exceedingly complimentary when our guest experience…

HITEC: Where You Can Learn, Network and Have Fun

Written By: Ting-Bing Wu, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger and Student Volunteer It was my first HITEC. I ensure it will not be the ONLY one. I am surprised by how much I learned and gained from attending this event. I am also impressed by how organized this event was, especially considering…

CHTA Disruptive 2018: Thoughts Collected from a World of Possibilities

Written By: Evita Ma The China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) Disruptive 2018 was held last month in Shenzhen, China — from May 22 – 24, 2018. It was an honor to represent HFTP at the expo and conference. Shenzhen is like a small Silicon Valley in China, with lots of startups and technology companies…

HITEC Amsterdam 2018: Why I Will Definitely Be Back

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 This has been my first HITEC conference, and it has been one of the most informative three days I have had since I entered the world of hospitality a couple of years ago. While I prepared for the conference, I read…

Brand-New Club Summit: Reach for Success

In today’s digital age where almost anything you need to know can be found online, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I attend a professional development conference?” Professional conferences are just as important as ever today. The greatest advantage of a conference — like HFTP’s brand-new Club Summit — is the vital opportunity to assemble with a group…

Write Your Way In: Become an Official HFTP Event Guest Blogger

Call for 2018 Official Guest Bloggers Would you like to join us at one of HFTP’s major events coming up this year and take advantage of its valuable education and networking opportunities — registration complimentary of HFTP®? Do you have a penchant for writing and an interest in sharing your experiences? We…

HFTP Meets HOSPA in London at HOSPACE 2017

Written By: Carl Weldon HOSPACE 2017, Hospitality Finance, Revenue and IT Professionals’ (HOSPA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, was held at a new venue in central London on November 2 of this year — the newly refurbished Lancaster London — and so an interestingly new experience for this author (who used to run…

Be a 2017 Annual Convention Guest Blogger – Apply Today!

Returning this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention experience. Guest bloggers do not have to be professional bloggers; however, must have good writing skills and an interest in sharing their Annual Convention experience. If…

So Long, Farewell “O Canada!”

Written By: Jennifer Jones Another HITEC down, and it may have been one of the best yet. “O Canada” how you impressed me! I must admit I had my doubts on what level of turnout there would be, with potential hassles of passports, border crossings and foreign transaction fees. What…

What I Learned at HITEC Toronto

Written By: Ron Hardin Confession: I can not stop playing with the fidget spinner I picked up at the ALICE booth.  My wife, a well-known “anti-fidgeter” (ask my kids), rolled her eyes when she saw it come out of my HITEC Toronto swag bag. Correction: In my previous blog post (HITEC…