Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Choosing Your Zoom Backdrop: Where Will You Work from Today?

Written By: Florencia Laber Taking a work call by the Caribbean beach hearing the sound of the ocean and getting your tan on? How about at a French café listening to jazz and enjoying a croissant? Or maybe in the…

Time to Be Heard: What Do You Want from Your Club Software?

If you had a chance to get everything you want from your club management system – what would you ask for? Don’t be afraid to speak up. Just as club professionals are always looking for the most efficient solution, software…

Is NFT the Next Big Thing in Hospitality? A Perspective from the Dubai Research Center

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal In the last two years — especially in 2021 — we all have come across this acronym “NFT” that everyone has been talking about, and how these NFTs are being sold for millions of dollars. Many…

Hunting for a Hotel PMS: Key Marketplace Characteristics and Evaluation Tactics

Written by: Tim Henthorn We all know what a property management system (PMS) is, but is it the same as it was five or 10 years ago when your property or corporate group implemented the solution you have now? Given…

E-Skimming Attack Increases Compromise Customer Payment and Personal Data

SecurityMetrics has shared this informational article with HFTP members and stakeholders after discovering a major increase in skimming tactics, especially e-skimming. This blog post is intended to spread awareness of e-skimming, as it targets businesses with online payment options and…

Professionals Pursue Career Excellence Throughout Pandemic to Get Certified

The past two years have proven difficult for many hospitality professionals, where the future of the hospitality industry at large along with countless individual careers experienced unpredictable, challenging and often unfavorable circumstances. Throughout this time, 50 individuals persevered to make…

Revisit Past Winning Startups in Anticipation of E20X Return in 2022

What does it mean to be a winner of HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) startup pitch competition? For the Judge’s Choice startup at the debut E20X Dubai competition in 2021, Hoick, it is about showcasing passion. “The reward lies in learning…

Doing the Math: Keep Your Club Employees With More Than Just a Pay Raise

Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of math to solve a problem. And math is certainly a factor when considering the great exodus of employees from the hospitality industry and others that has been at the top of…

HFTP Inaugural Leadership Excellence Series Has Launched to Great Success: An Update

Written by: Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA It’s a book club! It’s a webinar! It’s a virtual forum! It’s the HFTP 2022 Leadership Excellence Series (LES), a new offering of HFTP to its members. President John F. Kennedy…