HFTP Inaugural Leadership Excellence Series Has Launched to Great Success: An Update

Written by: Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA It’s a book club! It’s a webinar! It’s a virtual forum! It’s the HFTP 2022 Leadership Excellence Series (LES), a new offering of HFTP to its members. President John F. Kennedy…

Security Alert: Be Proactive and Vigilant In Your Cybersecurity Defense

By: HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has prompted a new security alert from the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The agency is encouraging U.S. organizations to proactively fortify their…

A Study on Hospitality Leadership Inclusion: Read the Executive Summary

Research by: Michelle Russen, Ph.D. candidate Workplace exclusion, otherwise known as ostracism, has been found to be related to several negative outcomes in hospitality, such as increased burnout, increased counterproductive work behaviors, reduced self-esteem, and decreased thriving at work. The…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Need Brave Leaders to Guide Us in this New Hospitality Landscape

By: Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA | HFTP Global President As we venture into 2022 that so many in the hospitality industry have pinned their dreams as the year that things return to normal, one of the most important…

Celebrating Award-winning Chapter Excellence in 2021

This time of year, HFTP pays special attention to the exceptional chapters who have gone above and beyond to provide local members with educational, professional and networking opportunities. These chapters were celebrated with the 2021 HFTP Chapter of the Year…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Continued Success at HFTP Based in Collaboration, Leadership and Perseverance

This blog post is based on Mark Pate’s Welcome Message and President’s Report during the HFTP 2021 Annual Business Meeting, which streamed online to the public on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Did you miss the live streaming? Watch the recorded…

HR Training in the Time of COVID: Commit to a Meaningful Cultural Change

Written by: John Reyna, J.D., LL.M. | HFTP 2021 Annual Convention Guest Blogger If you happened to read my pre-event blog post, then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery of Employment…

Buckle Up, Cowboy! How to Prepare for Your HITEC Journey to the Lonestar State

Written by: Jennifer Jones Howdy y’all! We are a week away from the biggest hospitality technology show in the world…HITEC! After taking 18 months off from its traditional face-to-face structure, the event returns live and in-person to Dallas, Texas where…

Research Finds Property Management Systems Remain Most Important Hotel Technology in 2021

Written by: Josiah Mackenzie Since its first introduction in the late 1980s, the property management system (PMS) has played an increasingly central role in the operations of a hotel since then. We have seen a proliferation of innovation in hotel…

Advice and Opportunities for Young Professionals: From the HFTP Global President and HFTP YP Council

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA If you were asked, “what is a young professional (YP)?”, what would you say? According to Google, it is a young person, in their 20s and 30s, who is employed in a profession…