Coronavirus Fears Should Be Less Hype and Hospitality Can Help

Written by: Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH Early this morning I was pulled off the beach (in my dreams) by a series of rapid-fire instant messages and emails. For those who have kids, it was like one of those middle of the night calls when they are staying overnight at a…

Past Judges Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Information about HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X

For many hospitality technology entrepreneurs, being selected to participate in HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation competition is a milestone accomplishment on the road for their startup’s successful endeavors. It is no secret that E20X participants gain exposure to a global network of leading industry professionals including: c-level executives, hospitality CIOs,…

April 17, 2016 — A Day Hospitality Cried

This weekend, we received the sad news that John Cahill, CHTP has passed away. John was a significant and active member of the HFTP family, including an HFTP Global Past President, inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame and an HFTP Paragon Award recipient. He was a…

25 Years of Excellence

There are so many ingredients that are needed for an organization to be successful. However, the main ingredient needed is an excellent leader. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the longest tenure of any staff member in our history: Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, HFTP’s chief executive officer. As HFTP’s…

Announcing the HFTP 2014 – 2015 HFTP Global Board Slate

Earlier this year, the nominating committee – comprising past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents — were tasked with picking the HFTP members that would replace the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a long day of interviews, the nominating committee was able to narrow…

Happy 20th Anniversary to Lucinda Hart, a Key Ingredient to HFTP’s Success

Running an association is a lot like a team challenge on a chef competition, where the team is given a box of ingredients that need to be used to make a meal. It takes a lot of creativity, risk, diligence and commitment to the group; as well as the ability…

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 in public places or banned all together. Recently, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as medical devices….

ANOTHER Credit Card Breach — What Now?

The recent data breaches at major retail outlets such as Target, Michaels Stores Inc. and Neiman Marcus brought this type of modern crime to the forefront in the minds of the consumer; and for us in the hospitality community, it really hit home when news surfaced of a breach at…

Safety in Your Hotel is About Communication

Much has been said lately about hotel room security and the technology used to keep our guests safe and secure while under our care. The topic’s been on the news, posted online, argued about in court, and in at least one case, has the potential to become a national security…

[Update] Global Hospitality Accounting System Project

In order to create a global resource for the hospitality finance industry, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) began development on a global hospitality accounting system users guide this past March. Recognizing that operating hotels is a global industry, HFTP determined that there is not a globally accepted method that…