Know Before You Go: International Travel Tips Ahead of HITEC Toronto 2023

Last year, hospitality professionals from 46 countries across the globe travelled to Orlando, Florida USA for HITEC North America. Will your HITEC journey be transnational in 2023? Here are some valuable travel tips to help non-Canadian attendees prepare for the…

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…

Hospitality and the Metaverse: Exploring the Business Impact of the Virtual World

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. I am sure by…

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…

HITEC Orlando 2022: Students Share Their Volunteer Experience, Part One

Written by: Jatin Khemlani This was my first experience at HITEC as a student volunteer and what an amazing week I had in Orlando. 2022 marked the 50th year anniversary of HITEC, an event where partners in the finance and…

Stop the Bleeding: Staff Shortage Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones It’s no secret that the bubble has burst and travelers are back out on the road. With busy summer months still ahead, our hotels are experiencing demand that is certainly welcome after the pandemic decimated occupancies….

To Chip or Not to Chip? (Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger)

Written by: Jennifer Jones Last year at HITEC Dallas 2021, I blogged about the infamous chip shortage that caused headaches all over our industry in regards to procuring a lot of the necessary electronics hotels depend on. This year, I…

Three Important Elements at HITEC: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ HITEC 2022 is in full swing, and it certainly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic days. The aisles are packed with vendors and attendees again, and the energy in the exhibit hall is electric. This…

So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…