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…

Destination, HITEC Dallas: Return to In-person Engagement, Education and Exhibits in 2021

HITEC®, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference and exhibition returns live this year in just three months. Join thousands of fellow hospitality professionals September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA for four days…

An Inside Look at Club Summit 2021: Highlights from HFTP’s Return to In-Person Professional Development

After a year like 2020, it was impossible to predict what a return to in-person events would look like in 2021. The Club Summit was HFTP’s opening number, a sold-out event in stunning southern Florida that promised two days of…

How Local HFTP Chapters Have Persevered in 2021

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Have you ever heard the old saying “If you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting lately, you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting”? In case you didn’t know, I just made…

Ramping up Hotel Internal Controls Post-Pandemic

Written by: Neil Grammer, CPA With two major “black swan” events within 12 years of each other, we can learn from the 2008 financial crisis to help ensure internal controls and business processes are working properly as the hotel industry…