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 (link here), then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery…

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…

How Local HFTP Chapters Have Persevered in 2021

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Have you ever heard the old saying “If you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting lately, you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting”? In case you didn’t know, I just made…

International Hospitality Operations Need Global Leaders: Research Highlights (Part 2)

In recent research, Dr. Paul Willie, DBA, MBA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA and Isidro Fierro set out to identify the elements and requirements of a global leader in today’s hospitality industry. They leveraged existing secondary data to highlight why global leaders are imperative for…

The HFTP Global Board Has Exciting News for 2021: Read All About It

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA By now, most of you have heard of the winter storm to hit Texas last month, devastating in many ways. Fortunately, our amazing Austin, Texas-based staff all came out of it relatively unscathed,…

International Hospitality Operations Need Global Leaders: Research Highlights

Globalization has had a significant impact on the hospitality industry and requires thoughtful consideration from leaders of hospitality organizations who wish to expand their domestic operations into the international marketplace. In recent research, Dr. Paul Willie, DBA, MBA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA…

Set Your Professional Goals for 2021: Learn, Engage and Become a Leader

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Okay – raise your hand if there were times in this last year you had had enough or hit a challenge that you knew was impossible to overcome – Believe me, my hand…

Farewell to 2020: A Look Back at the Challenges, Opportunities Presented by a Pandemic

The final HFTP Europe Hangout of the year made a few requests of its participants: wear some fun holiday garb, bring your sense of humor, tell a few stories about how 2020 put everyone through the ringer – and, on…