Texas Treasures – Welcoming Some Hidden Gems

Written by: Jennifer Jones I want to thank all of the vendors who have prevailed through the tough times and gathered their teams to travel to Dallas to exhibit and showcase their wares. Although foot traffic may be lighter this…

Guess What’s Happening at HITEC – Themes Abound

We are in the midst of HITEC, its educational sessions and all its glory. This year’s vibe is as invigorating as ever, and the event is bringing multiple themes to life. One of the most dominant of these is “digital…

Come for the Presentations and Tech, Stay for the People

Written by: John Reyna, J.D., LL.M. | HFTP 2021 Annual Convention Guest Blogger Attending my first HFTP Annual Convention and HITEC, I was not sure what to expect. Of course, I knew the schedule was packed with respected speakers discussing quality…

Tools for Success at HITEC 2021: Tips from a HITEC Blogger

Written by: Tim Henthorn, HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger We are back! Getting together and talking tech with friends. What could be better? Maybe add a comfortable hotel room, a favorite dish and a drink near the pool on a delightful…

Buckle Up, Cowboy! How to Prepare for Your HITEC Journey to the Lonestar State

Written by: Jennifer Jones Howdy y’all! We are a week away from the biggest hospitality technology show in the world…HITEC! After taking 18 months off from its traditional face-to-face structure, the event returns live and in-person to Dallas, Texas where…

Keep Your Head in the Clouds: Advice from a HITEC Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP It’s almost time! HITEC 2021 is right around the corner. I’m ready, are you? Many of you may have read my recent four-part series on “HITEC 2021 Tips,” which was published on Hospitality Upgrade (read Part…

Spotlighting the Powerhouse Speakers Presenting at HITEC Dallas and HFTP Annual Convention this Month

Each year, the carefully curated education programs at HITEC and the HFTP Annual Convention feature amazing individuals, presenting supercharged keynote sessions, sharing their personal stories and drawing valuable connections designed to help attendees grow both personally and professionally in their…

Research Finds Property Management Systems Remain Most Important Hotel Technology in 2021

Written by: Josiah Mackenzie Since its first introduction in the late 1980s, the property management system (PMS) has played an increasingly central role in the operations of a hotel since then. We have seen a proliferation of innovation in hotel…

Introducing the Official Guest Bloggers for HITEC Dallas 2021

HFTP, the producers of HITEC® Dallas 2021, is excited to introduce this year’s official HITEC guest bloggers, who are ready to begin sharing their stories and event experiences with you. HITEC is less than two months away, taking place September…

Advice and Opportunities for Young Professionals: From the HFTP Global President and HFTP YP Council

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA If you were asked, “what is a young professional (YP)?”, what would you say? According to Google, it is a young person, in their 20s and 30s, who is employed in a profession…