What Happened at Club Forum: Unpacking the Greatest Challenges for Clubs in 2020

This year, the HFTP Club Forum served as an invaluable opportunity for clubs across the United States to virtually come together and discuss the challenges that have unfolded throughout the course of this year, how they are planning ahead for 2021, and what they think the future will look like for this segment of…

AHLA National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs

An important word about the HotelsAct, an initiative from an HFTP Allied Partner (republished from Hotel Online) Written by: Danny Hudson It comes as no surprise that the hotel industry is hurting. The drop in travel and occupancy was quickly reflected in the supplier community, group and event locations, technology companies…

From the HFTP Dubai Research Center: Guide to Industry Recovery

By Ana-Denisa Irimescu, Dubai Research Scholar The hospitality industry in Dubai has had an interesting year. In response, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management decided to close the academic year with a road map to post-pandemic recovery for the hospitality industry. Editor’s note: The following…

Selecting the Right Industry Standards for Your Property

This is not the first time that the hospitality industry has had to respond to major changes. Currently the managing director at Heyward Hospitality, Michael Heyward‘s background in revenue management dates to the arrival of the first online travel agencies (OTAs), which forever changed the way that booking and distribution…

AHLA Safe Stay: Hotel Industry Across U.S. and Canada United Around Enhanced Safety, Cleaning Standards

An important word from an HFTP Allied Partner As states across the country navigate reopening and hotels begin to safely welcome back guests, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that hospitality leaders across North America have endorsed Safe Stay, AHLA’s enhanced industry-wide cleaning guidelines. AHLA’s Partner State…

Discussions Must Continue as Europe Moves to Reopen Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP Europe COO Three months into its shutdown, some countries in Europe are now turning their sights on reopening travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in time for the summer holidays — though, perhaps the focus will remain on local tourism to start. This is a crucial move,…

Private Clubs and Moving Past COVID-19: Re-opening Considerations

Written by: Amber Stone, CPA Over the last month, clubs have been consumed with loan and grant applications, worst-case budgeting scenarios and trying to follow the daily legislative updates. As clubs settle into their new “normal,” they are left with a lot of uncertainty and the stress that comes with…

Questions You May Not Have Considered Regarding U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Moderated by: Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella, CertiPay Am I allowed to ask about an employee’s symptoms or require a doctor’s note? These questions and many more were addressed during the HFTP Hangout that took place on Thursday, April 23, moderated by human resources experts Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella…

Industry Partners Check-in: Finding Answers to Difficult Questions in a New Reality

Moderated by: Sherry Marek, Datavision Technologies During the HFTP Hangout “Industry Partner Check-in” on Wednesday, April 22, the conversation naturally gravitated to the latest hot topic in hospitality technology today: the “contactless” technologies that will emerge as a direct result of the virus pandemic. New solutions will be necessary to…

Clubs in a Crisis — The Framework for a Strategic Response

Moderated by: Ray Cronin, Club Benchmarking While we could never have imagined the abrupt changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been expecting the economic winds to shift for some time. The period of time from 2009 until March 1st of this year has been the…