Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 4/22/16

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in the world of hospitality this week: 6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business The Five Senses of Hotel Marketing 10 examples…

April 17, 2016 — A Day Hospitality Cried

This weekend, we received the sad news that John Cahill, CHTP has passed away. John was a significant and active member of the HFTP family, including an HFTP Global Past President, inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: HTNG North America Conference

Let me begin this blog post by saying that everyone should visit Florida in March. The weather was perfect: sunny and beautiful during the day, and comfortably cool at night. It was clearly off season at the Omni Amelia Island…

Gearing Up for the 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

I look at the calendar to see what October brings: • Operating and Capital Budget preparation is in full swing • End of Quarter reporting requirements have tight deadlines • Year-end projections are needed, again and again • We are…

HFTP’s Trip to CHTA Talks

“To provide members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth.” Yes, I’m citing the mission of HFTP. But no, it has never been nor will ever be ONLY…

HFTP @ HOFEX

Don’t tell me you missed this year’s Hospitality Technology@HOFEX! What? You don’t even know what that is? It was “an event so popular that the organizer had to change the venue at the last minute because the old one wouldn’t…

Understanding the Government’s New H-2B Seasonal Visa Regulations

2015 has been a hard year for seasonal businesses that rely on the H-2B visa. After three months of highs and lows where seasonal businesses saw the H-2B visa be the center of a federal lawsuit, have its processing temporarily suspended,…

Announcing the 2015-2016 HFTP Global Leadership Slate

Earlier this year, the nominating committee — comprising past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents — were tasked with picking the HFTP members that would replace the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a…

A Season without Seasonal Visas?

It has been a frustrating and scary month for those operating seasonal businesses, with the club and hospitality industries particularly affected. With so many organizations in the club and hospitality industries relying on foreign nationals to work during busy months,…

HITEC 2015: Getting Ready for Mobile Payments

The fragmented nature of hospitality transactions requires both consumers and merchants alike to think carefully about how services will be paid for in the future. Right now, the easy to use magnetic stripe cards are still popular among both consumers…