The Lag in Food and Beverage Recovery

Written by: Robert Mandelbaum and Andrew Hartley According to CBRE’s September 2022 Hotel Horizons® forecast for the overall U.S. lodging industry, rooms revenue per-available-room (RevPAR) will exceed 2019 annual levels in 2022. This is driven by the accelerated recovery of…

Utility Behind NFTs: How the Hotel and Travel Industry Can Monetize Non-Fungible Tokens

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. Remember NFT: one of the hottest…

Get to Know Neil Foster: Your New HFTP Global Board President, 2022-2023

As the producers of the world’s largest, oldest hospitality technology conference (#HITEC), HFTP is privileged to have someone as versed in hospitality technology as its newest leader, Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA. Foster has made a multitude of strategic moves throughout…

Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Technology in Hospitality

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. During my time with the MBA…

Ask the Expert: Understanding Flow Through and Flex

Written by: Laura Resco Flow through and flex are two key metrics of hotel profitability. While flow through is the percentage of extra profit that flows to the bottom line from each incremental dollar of revenue, flex is the amount…

Ask the Expert: Impacts of Hurricane Ian on Property Insurance Renewals for Hotels and Clubs

Written by: Joel Brand With all the news surrounding inflation in the United States, consumer and business costs (as in all the costs of doing business such as taxes, wages and supplies) have increased in 2022. What else do clubs…

Can Proptech Solve the Asset-heavy/ Asset-light Dilemma?

Written by: Victoria Loing In a globalized world and very competitive setting, hotels are fighting to remain leaders in their market. Which brand to develop? How to retain customers? Which innovative technology to implement? Which business model strategy to follow?…

All About Chatbots: The Hotel Industry Can Thrive Through Automation

Written by: Tyler Boykin The hotel industry is facing a perfect storm. Post-pandemic travel has resumed, but hotels must grapple with a labor shortage and wage inflation. The U.S. Travel Association recently reported that travel spending in April 2022 had…

Stop the Bleeding: Staff Shortage Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones It’s no secret that the bubble has burst and travelers are back out on the road. With busy summer months still ahead, our hotels are experiencing demand that is certainly welcome after the pandemic decimated occupancies….

To Chip or Not to Chip? (Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger)

Written by: Jennifer Jones Last year at HITEC Dallas 2021, I blogged about the infamous chip shortage that caused headaches all over our industry in regards to procuring a lot of the necessary electronics hotels depend on. This year, I…