The Blue Ocean Shift: Unique Strategies Presented at the Executive Vendor Summit

Think about the moment when you first enter your hotel room. Look around: Does the room tell you anything unique about the hotel where you are staying? Or, is it…

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Internal Controls and the Important Roles They Play in Eradicating Fraud

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HFTP® 2018 Guest Blogger Although I have been preoccupied with getting in the education sessions purely related to hospitality finance, technologies and hotel pre-opening,…

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Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

With the technological advancements emerging in recent years, it seems like everything is interconnected. Individuals can change the temperature in their house, open curtains, turn on a light, unlock a…

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Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018: Count me in for 2019!

Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference was my first HFTP event, and I…

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Being a Service Critic is in my DNA

By Jennifer Jones, HITEC 2018 Guest Blogger Being in the hospitality industry, we are a little more critical than the rest of the population when we experience issues as a…

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The Importance of Academic Scholarships: Investing in Future Hospitality Leaders

Written By: Susan Savkov It is considered a commonly known reality that a college education can be a valuable gateway to a higher salary, an increased likelihood of employment, better job…

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The Tree-Hugging Concept: How it Relates to Trust and the Success of Your Club or Hotel

Written by: Monique MacKinnon Is it good to hug a tree? Yes! It has been proven that hugging a tree can benefit our mental and physical well-being. Since everything is…

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How to Write a Good Job Description

Written by: Amanda Belarmino Remember when Rupert Holmes asked the famous musical question, “Do you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain?” The songwriter was trying to attract the…

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Be a 2017 Annual Convention Guest Blogger – Apply Today!

Returning this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention experience. Guest bloggers do not have…

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Okay Google, Are Apps Dead? Alexa, Do Hotel Guests Want You?

By Amanda Belarmino Are apps dead? This was a question presented during a session on mobile applications at HITEC Toronto 2017. Between upgrades to phone operating systems and the rapid…

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