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…

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…

5 Things the Hospitality Industry Has Taught Me

When I started with HFTP in 2007, I barely understood the need for an association of hospitality finance and technology professionals. I didn’t know much about the industry beyond my personal traveling experiences. But boy has this industry taught me…