The Year of the HFTP Regionals

Attention, HFTP members: Your chance to attend an HFTP regional conference is well within reach. Throughout the years, HFTP chapters have planned and hosted regional conferences across North America. This year, four regionals in the Mid-West, Mid-South Atlantic, Florida and Texas will take place in the span of six months….

A Few of My Favorite (HITEC) Things

Written By: James Lingle, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 It is hard to believe that HITEC is over. If you had the chance to read my pre-HITEC blog, you might recall that I was fretting about being ready for HITEC. Now that it is over, I cannot…

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 can assure you, it will not be my last! Each person involved in it went above and beyond to make…

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 guest at a hotel. At the same time, I believe we can also be exceedingly complimentary when our guest experience…

Remember HITEC Houston?

Written By: Kara Heermans, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 I hope you have not forgotten the excitement of HITEC® Houston already — but I know how quickly returning to a large inbox and a pile of to-do items can cast aside your intentions for all those good…

HITEC: Where You Can Learn, Network and Have Fun

Written By: Ting-Bing Wu, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger and Student Volunteer It was my first HITEC. I ensure it will not be the ONLY one. I am surprised by how much I learned and gained from attending this event. I am also impressed by how organized this event was, especially considering…

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 about energy, can financial controllers positively influence their customers’ and stakeholders’ well-being in a similar way? Yes, they can — through…

What to Expect at HITEC Houston 2018: Elite Education, Exhibits, E20X and More

HOUSTON: A booming cosmopolitan city that is home to more than 2 million Texans, NASA’s famous Johnson Space Center, and — in just two short months — the world’s largest hospitality exhibition HITEC®. In late June, scores of hospitality technology and finance professionals will travel to Texas’ most populous city for first-rate industry education, networking,…

Six Months Later: How E20X Helped Elevate a Startup

HFTP is excited to host its innovation pitch competition Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) again this year at the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition — 2018 HITEC® Amsterdam and HITEC Houston. In anticipation, HFTP was interested to learn what life is like for an E20X award winner after the competition. So, we reached out to Arrivedo Co-Founder…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: HFTP Texas Regional 2017

On May 19-20, 2017, the HFTP North Texas Chapter hosted the 2017 HFTP Texas Regional Conference which brought together a mix of hospitality finance and technology professionals at the Embassy Suites Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas USA. Attendees came from across the state of Texas – as well as…