There Is Still Time to Plan for Your HITEC Experience

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger I have participated as an official event guest blogger for HFTP twice before — at both the 2017 and 2018 HFTP Annual Convention. I heard all about HITEC in the corridors there, during the breaks while convention attendees talked amongst…

The Path to Certification: Take the Next Step in Your Career with the CHAE and CHTP

A professional certification is a measurable indicator of knowledge and training in your field. It is also a valuable investment of your time and resources towards better career opportunities. If you are a hospitality finance or technology professional, you can increase your confidence, demonstrate your industry expertise and impress current and future…

Internal Controls and the Important Roles They Play in Eradicating Fraud

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HFTP® 2018 Guest Blogger Although I have been preoccupied with getting in the education sessions purely related to hospitality finance, technologies and hotel pre-opening, I made sure to participate in Fun with Fraud and Enchanting Employee Embezzlement in Clubs and Hotels presented by  Jerry…

Trump Administration Immigration Enforcement Measures Shine Spotlight on Hospitality Industry

Written by: Keith Pabian Since taking office, President Trump’s administration has ramped up enforcement measures on various industries – especially when it comes to immigration. The hospitality industry took center stage this month when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced separate, new H-2B…

Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is defined by the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a “type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until money is paid” (FBI, 2015). Hotels are a prime target for this type of attack. Legal authorities advise against paying the…