Fred Beck

Tribute to HFTP Global Past President, Fred Beck, CHAE

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, the hospitality industry and HFTP shined a bit less brightly. Our 1998-1999 HFTP Global Past President, Fred Beck, CHAE after fighting a valiant fight, succumbed to cancer. For those lucky enough to know Fred personally,…

HITEC 2013 Features You Don’t Want to Miss

HITEC 2013 is just a couple of months away and there is already a ton of buzz surrounding this year’s show. If you have not registered, I suggest you do so before May 20th to save yourself or your employer…

Bi-annual HFTP Compensation & Benefits Survey Released

Results of the 2012 HFTP Compensation & Benefits Survey are available. In addition to providing basic compensation and benefits information such as salaries, bonuses and retirement plans; the survey digs a little deeper by analyzing other various factors such as…

My Trip to AHTEC 2.0@FHC China

This November, I had the honor to represent HFTP on my first official trip as HFTP president in Shanghai to attend and speak at AHTEC 2.0 @ FHC China. This was the second AHTEC (Asian Hospitality Technology Educational Conference), which was jointly…

Don’t Change Your Life – Change Your Day

Don’t change your life — change your day. When you think about it, it really makes sense. Only you have the ability to turn the day around from a day that brings you down because of the stressful situations that…

It’s Right There at Your Fingertips: Tips from the 2012 Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit is like a bowl of Halloween Candy. There is a lot of it, and it’s all worth having. But there are always those favorites that you separate out and try to savor later. One choice treat came…

Building a Chapter Web Site: Part 1

As board members of the Greater Nashville Chapter of the HFTP, we find ourselves often wondering two things: How can we build our membership, and how can we engage our membership on a more regular basis? Fairly typical questions for…

Time to Make Your Plan of Attack

 Conference Registration Submitted  Flight booked  Hotel Confirmed So it all begins – the 60th Anniversary Celebration at the 2012 HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow. It is an event that promises to bring fellow hospitality professionals together to…

40 Years of HFTP Membership

Chapter One: The journey began in the summer of 1970 on my appointment as chief accountant at the Playboy Club/Hotel in Boscobel (near Ocho Rios), Jamaica. I joined the local HAAJ leading to membership in the international body, NAH-MA. When…

Annual Convention: Home Away from Home

Way back when, when I first became involved with my local Manasota Chapter, I thought I’d just be getting some education that would help me in my new career. But, I found out early on that I received a lot…