[HFTP Connect] Return of the Bloggers! Become an Official Blogger for HITEC 2013

HFTP Connect is looking for hospitality professionals who would like to write original and educational posts about their HITEC experience for the blog. HITEC 2013 is June 24 – 27 in Minneapolis, Minn. See the information below for details on…

[Hall of Fame] From Consulting to Forming HTNG

Douglas Rice, executive vice president and CEO of HTNG, will be inducted into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. during the HITEC Keynote Session. He is being honored for his hospitality technology…

[Social Media in 2012] The Dawn of a New Age

This is an excerpt from an article in the 2012 Hotel Yearbook, a forward-looking publication which brings together opinion leaders from the global hotel industry. Please see the note at the bottom of the blog post for more information. Over…

Explore Opportunites with Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Last week HFTP hosted a webinar “Why Mobility” featuring a presentation by Shawn Tsetsilas, director of business development for Cellular Specialties. Shawn presented some new ideas how hotels can capitalize on their Wi-Fi networks.  Hotel Wi-Fi networks can be used…

Changing Wi-Fi From Amenity to Opportunity

In my previous post, I cited a 2010 J.D. Powers and Associates study in which more than 53,000 guests who stayed in hotels between May 2009 and June 2010 were asked which amenity they felt was most important when choosing…

Wi-Fi: Low Cost, High Opportunity

With the US hotel industry enjoying resurgence in spite of the trying economic landscape, there may be no better time than right now to tap into additional revenue streams that Wi-Fi access make possible. According to the Hotel Operating Statistics…

How Hospitality Technology Has Changed Since 1984

I had a nice surprise the other day upon arriving at the office. Former HFTP Global President, Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, sent me a box of archive items from our history as an association and related events to HFTP and HITEC….

Tapping Into Wi-fi’s Potential

Wireless Internet is becoming a “must-have” for the hospitality industry. In the recent past, guests would expect either a hardline T-1 connection or cable in their room, or possibly some form of wireless availability on a slow network. Times have…

What Technologies Hotel Guests Want and Don’t Want

A Survey of Hotel Guests Shows What Technology Features are Important to Them When They Travel The integration of technology into our everyday routine is seamless — used in communication, design, decision-making, orientation and entertainment. With mobile smart devices in…

Upward Mobility – For Your Hotel, That Is

Read similar articles on the industries’ top trends in the HITEC Special Report, now available online. The Intimacy of Mobile The extraordinary appeal of application software, nicknamed apps, for phones proves that people have created a close relationship with their…