Discussion of Hospitality Technology Across the Atlantic

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP COO Europe  Cyber HITEC featured a new virtual session this year that built a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and brought together two regions separated by a common language. This engaging session was called the “HFTP Europe: Technology and Tea” Hangout, and featured an interview-style discussion…

Discussions Must Continue as Europe Moves to Reopen Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP Europe COO Three months into its shutdown, some countries in Europe are now turning their sights on reopening travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in time for the summer holidays — though, perhaps the focus will remain on local tourism to start. This is a crucial move,…

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

Round 1 – U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session presented by HotStats. This session provided an in-depth overview of current operational and profitability data from hotels in both the United States and Europe….

HFTP Hangout -- Home-based Security

Home-based Offices Introduce New Security Considerations

Last week, a HFTP Hangout was held with two security experts from Venza, highlighting security weaknesses for homebound personnel and recommending where to shore up safeguards.

HFTP Hangout -- Home-based Security

AHLA Advocacy Efforts Encompass All Hospitality Touchpoints

Presented by: Chip Rogers and Kevin Carey, AHLA This Spring’s economic pause has sent a shock-wave to businesses worldwide, with the hotel industry especially hit hard as travel has essentially halted. At the center are the hotels themselves; but in connection, are the numerous suppliers and businesses which support their…

First HFTP Europe Hangout Discussed Hotel Pandemic Response on Global Scale

Presented by: Michael Levie, CHTP, citizenM Hotels For the first HFTP Europe Hangout, live on Zoom, the featured speaker was HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP. As COO of citzenM, an international hotel company, he was particularly suited to speak on a hotel’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as the…

Questions You May Not Have Considered Regarding U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Moderated by: Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella, CertiPay Am I allowed to ask about an employee’s symptoms or require a doctor’s note? These questions and many more were addressed during the HFTP Hangout that took place on Thursday, April 23, moderated by human resources experts Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella…

Industry Partners Check-in: Finding Answers to Difficult Questions in a New Reality

Moderated by: Sherry Marek, Datavision Technologies During the HFTP Hangout “Industry Partner Check-in” on Wednesday, April 22, the conversation naturally gravitated to the latest hot topic in hospitality technology today: the “contactless” technologies that will emerge as a direct result of the virus pandemic. New solutions will be necessary to…

Industry Partners: We Want to Be There for Hotels When Recovery Begins

Moderated by: Rich Siegel, Hospitality Upgrade Talk is starting to build on when communities and businesses can open back up – or restart – and what that will look like. The overall consensus is that it will be a gradual transition, and economies in countries around the globe will do…

The Road to Peak Hotel Occupancy Rates Has Many Forks, Bends

Presented by: Jamie Lane, CBRE Hotel industries across the world have endured plummeting downturns in room occupancy and staffing, and the worst may not yet be in the rear-view mirror. As we take stock of our losses to date, it is clearly going to be a winding and uncertain road…