Get Back to Basics with Your Hotel’s Wi-Fi Network

Latest Research from the HFTP Research Centers | Blog written by: Bianca Lopez Here at the HFTP Research Centers, we are ringing in 2020 by addressing the elephant in the room: low-quality Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity is a pain point for many hotels. Issues are often reflected in poor online…

How Do Hospitality CMOs and CTOs Work Together? Read the Research

Hospitality chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) were brought together this past year by HFTP and HSMAI for two think tanks on the strategic integration of marketing and technology. By definition, a think tank is a group organized for interdisciplinary research with the objective of providing advice on a…

The Path to Certification Review — Podcasts and More

HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals in the hospitality industry: the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designations. But earning the designations is not as simple as just signing up. Rather, it takes much preparation. Achieving the CHAE and/or the CHTP…

HFTP Meets HOSPA in London at HOSPACE 2017

Written By: Carl Weldon HOSPACE 2017, Hospitality Finance, Revenue and IT Professionals’ (HOSPA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, was held at a new venue in central London on November 2 of this year — the newly refurbished Lancaster London — and so an interestingly new experience for this author (who used to run…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo

Written By: Bryan Wood I recently attended and represented HFTP at the CMAA 90th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo that took place from February 7–11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida USA. The event was held at the Orlando World Center Marriott – an amazing Orlando resort, just across the freeway of MouseTown,…

5 Ways to Share About Your HFTP Membership

Written By: Susan Savkov At various times as an HFTP member, you will meet a fellow industry professional who is not a member. You are talking with them and they tell you about themselves, and you think they are a good fit for HFTP, or maybe HFTP can help them. Recruiting…

Key Benefits of HFTP Membership Explained in New Membership Video

Written By: Susan Savkov WATCH VIDEO> HFTP® was excited to recently film the association’s new membership video. Watch the full “My HFTP” video on HFTP’s YouTube channel, and hear from a group of HFTP members on how they have benefited from their membership. Hearing our members’ stories on why they joined…

A Lot to Learn in Three Days, Highlighted by Hospitality

Written By: Michael Bonn A smile has not left my face from the moment our wheels touched the tarmac at the McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am accompanied by five other graduate students from the University of South Florida and in such a short period of…

5 Superhero Tools You Can Access through Your HFTP Membership

Written By: Susan Savkov It is a busy world out there, especially in the hospitality industry. Some days it feels like you are a career superhero – juggling finance or technology duties (sometimes both), balancing budgets, searching for hospitality trends and staying one step ahead of the competition. However, even superheroes need…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: ICHRIE 2016 Annual Summer Conference

Written By: Bryan Wood I recently attended and represented HFTP at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) 2016 Annual Summer Conference.  The event took place last month from July 20-22, 2016, and was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center – an amazing Texas-themed resort in…