Translation Services: Lost (and Found) in Translation

Here are some dots that you can easily connect: globalization, emerging markets and international travel. You may think “Oh, what a cliché!” Well then, you must have noticed the need skyrocketing…

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The Possibilities of Mobile Apps

A study found that Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes. That number may not be accurate for everyone, but you have to admit that the separation anxiety…

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HFTP’s HITEC Event Teaches a Lesson in Service

Written By: James Lingle   I have heard it said, in a variety of ways, that the way to see someone’s character is to see how they treat those who have no…

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I Lost my Privacy. Can you help me Find It?

Written by: Jennifer Jones I Lost my Privacy. Can you help me Find It? I’m a savvy business traveler.  And as frequently as I travel, I almost always encounter an…

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E-cigarettes: Is it time for hoteliers to butt in or butt out?

Editors Note: Since the publication of this article, movement to regulate e-cigarettes by the FDA has progressed. On the local government level and in other countries e-cigarettes have been banned…

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2014 Kicks Off With New Member Benefits

This past year, 2013, brought many changes to HFTP and the association hopes to grow even more in the new year. With growth comes new benefits for HFTP members. Recently,…

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How Replying to TripAdvisor Reviews Keeps the Four Seasons No.1 in the City

Ranking highly on TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index, a rating system based on quantity, quality and recency of customer reviews, is the best way to draw new customers to your hotel. Knowing…

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Employees Untethered

This is the year of the tablet. Try and find a vendor, that doesn’t have a tablet as part of their product. In two years we will have forgotten that…

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It’s Going to Change Bigtime

The REALLY Big Show “The Rise of the Metamediaries” sounds like a science fiction horror show. The “rise” occurred on Tuesday afternoon and It was a REALLY big show starring…

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It’s All About the Guest

Hundreds of vendors are about to spend three days hawking their wares to thousands of attendees at HITEC. It’s a thrilling time for all the techies who attend. It’s like…

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