HITEC Orlando 2022: The Student Volunteer Experience, Part Two

Written by: Fernando Sarmiento The Face of an Organization: Last week I got the chance and privilege to represent the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College for Global Hospitality Leadership as one of 18 student volunteers for HITEC 2022…

HITEC Orlando 2022: Students Share Their Volunteer Experience, Part One

Written by: Jatin Khemlani This was my first experience at HITEC as a student volunteer and what an amazing week I had in Orlando. 2022 marked the 50th year anniversary of HITEC, an event where partners in the finance and…

Stop the Bleeding: Staff Shortage Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones It’s no secret that the bubble has burst and travelers are back out on the road. With busy summer months still ahead, our hotels are experiencing demand that is certainly welcome after the pandemic decimated occupancies….

To Chip or Not to Chip? (Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger)

Written by: Jennifer Jones Last year at HITEC Dallas 2021, I blogged about the infamous chip shortage that caused headaches all over our industry in regards to procuring a lot of the necessary electronics hotels depend on. This year, I…

So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Revisit Past Winning Startups in Anticipation of E20X Return in 2022

What does it mean to be a winner of HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) startup pitch competition? For the Judge’s Choice startup at the debut E20X Dubai competition in 2021, Hoick, it is about showcasing passion. “The reward lies in learning…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Have a Lot to Celebrate

At the ocean-inspired Annual Tribute to Success at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention, newly-installed HFTP Global President Michael Levie spoke about what to expect from HFTP in 2020, outlining his vision for the association for the next year and beyond. Michael…

Something Needs to be Said: Takeaways from the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger Our Little Secret? We have all been there. You are on the way to or from an HFTP event, and a layperson, perhaps your Uber driver, your…

“I Have A Conflict” and How to Resolve It

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger What I have always loved about the expression “I have a conflict” is that people may want to give the impression that if only they did not…