Dispatches from HFTP Global: Hotel Technology Summit 2016

It seems like every time I visit Dubai something changes. Whether it be a prodigious development, a broken record, a new restaurant, mall or even airport opening – it is difficult…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Checking into Your Hotel

Written By: Carson Booth, CHTP AI will become embedded and ubiquitous, and in the pocket of every associate and guest. Are you ready? Some industries remain stubborn and resistant to change…

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Unique and United: The Road Map of Hospitality Technology

Written By: Katerina Berezina, Ph.D., CHTP, CRME When reflecting on my entire HITEC experience, I was asking myself questions about what I have seen and where technology is going. Overall,…

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I Lost my Privacy. Can you help me Find It?

Written by: Jennifer Jones I Lost my Privacy. Can you help me Find It? I’m a savvy business traveler.  And as frequently as I travel, I almost always encounter an…

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Dispatches from Caterer Digital Summit and Boutique Hotel & Lifestyle Summit in the UK

Written By: Carl Weldon I was recently honored to chair two panel sessions in the United Kingdom covering different aspects of the hospitality market. Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Boutique Hotel and Lifestyle Summit I…

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25 Years of Excellence

There are so many ingredients that are needed for an organization to be successful. However, the main ingredient needed is an excellent leader. This week marks the 25th anniversary of…

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Session Recap: Can you Reach Baby Boomers the Same Way you Reach the Millennial Generation?

On Wednesday, Amitava Chatterjee, Director of Digital/Travel, Hospitality and Leisure at Deloitte Consulting and Justin Tallion, Ph.D., Professor at University of Guelph spoke for one of HITEC’s educational sessions. This…

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The 411 on the HFTP Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP) Database

What is the GHACP? GHACP stands for the Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices. The goal of this initiative is to provide a searchable database of detailed operating financial reporting practices…

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Big Data – Just a Marketing Gag?

Big Data is omnipresent. Statements such as “Data is the new oil,” and “Data is the salt of modern merchants,” show how valuable data has become. But what is so…

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Quite Interesting So Far

It is really exciting to be in Los Angeles for this year’s HITEC and so far so good. Monday evening’s opening party at the Belasco Theater was quite sensational. Good…

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