HFTP Presents: 2022 Year in Review

For HFTP, the year 2022 saw the return of some of its most popular initiatives and the launch of a successful new program. It marked the bittersweet departure of some beloved HFTP leaders, and the arrival of enthusiastic individuals ready…

Get to Know Neil Foster: Your New HFTP Global Board President, 2022-2023

As the producers of the world’s largest, oldest hospitality technology conference (#HITEC), HFTP is privileged to have someone as versed in hospitality technology as its newest leader, Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA. Foster has made a multitude of strategic moves throughout…

Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Technology in Hospitality

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. During my time with the MBA…

Eight Ways to Examine and Optimize the Club Work Experience Through a Generational Lens

Written by: Heather Polivka During the HFTP 2022 Club Forum, we discussed attraction and retention of talent — a hot topic in hospitality, in general. Our conversation covered two themes; the generational shift in the workforce, and looking at our work…

Check Out These HFTP Chapters in Action: Education, Social Networking and Giving Back

HFTP’s area chapters work hard on the local level throughout the year to bring hospitality professionals together and HFTP into the community where they live and work – through fun networking socials, philanthropic activities, educational seminars and more. As the…

Ask the Expert: Understanding Flow Through and Flex

Written by: Laura Resco Flow through and flex are two key metrics of hotel profitability. While flow through is the percentage of extra profit that flows to the bottom line from each incremental dollar of revenue, flex is the amount…

Ask the Expert: Impacts of Hurricane Ian on Property Insurance Renewals for Hotels and Clubs

Written by: Joel Brand With all the news surrounding inflation in the United States, consumer and business costs (as in all the costs of doing business such as taxes, wages and supplies) have increased in 2022. What else do clubs…

Four Major Mistakes Hospitality Technology Companies Consistently Make

Written by: Ira Vouk Our industry is at a pivotal moment as the pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital technologies. As those adoption rates are steadily climbing, more companies seek to scale their software and hardware product offerings in the…

Learn in the Right Direction: Education All About Finance, Technology, Clubs and Hotels

While HFTP’s annual conference is best known as a celebration of association achievements that offers a plethora of networking engagements and receptions with members from across the world – the HFTP Annual Convention also features educational program not to be…

HITEC Orlando 2022: The Student Volunteer Experience, Part Two

Written by: Fernando Sarmiento The Face of an Organization: Last week I got the chance and privilege to represent the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College for Global Hospitality Leadership as one of 18 student volunteers for HITEC 2022…