Can Proptech Solve the Asset-heavy/ Asset-light Dilemma?

Written by: Victoria Loing In a globalized world and very competitive setting, hotels are fighting to remain leaders in their market. Which brand to develop? How to retain customers? Which innovative technology to implement? Which business model strategy to follow?…

UAE Restaurant Diners May Soon Enjoy Meals Made from Lab-Grown Meat

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal We all love meat when we gather around barbecues and at the dinner table. But if someone would have said a few years ago that the beef steak or the burger we are eating is developed…

All About Chatbots: The Hotel Industry Can Thrive Through Automation

Written by: Tyler Boykin The hotel industry is facing a perfect storm. Post-pandemic travel has resumed, but hotels must grapple with a labor shortage and wage inflation. The U.S. Travel Association recently reported that travel spending in April 2022 had…

Digital Art in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Ekaterina Meshcheryakava We live in a time where NFTs are as common as oil paintings of waterlilies back in the time of Monet. Digital art is on the rise and cannot be ignored. Technology has been on the…

Monkeys and Marriott: Uses of NFTs in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Shubham Khemka Imagine you had an online avatar — a “mini-me” version of you, an identity card that includes your face (albeit in animated form) and a unique code. Instead of presenting your real ID card every time,…

Choosing Your Zoom Backdrop: Where Will You Work from Today?

Written By: Florencia Laber Taking a work call by the Caribbean beach hearing the sound of the ocean and getting your tan on? How about at a French café listening to jazz and enjoying a croissant? Or maybe in the…

Hunting for a Hotel PMS: Key Marketplace Characteristics and Evaluation Tactics

Written by: Tim Henthorn We all know what a property management system (PMS) is, but is it the same as it was five or 10 years ago when your property or corporate group implemented the solution you have now? Given…

Startups Pitching Over Pizza with Burj Al Arab in the Background

Written by: Dominika Duziak Imagine you are a start-up founder. You have a fantastic idea, product or solution that you want to bring to the market. Maybe you already had some success, tested the waters, you think it’s going to work…

HFTP Foundation Seeks Input for 2022 Compensation and Benefits Report

As it has done every other year for the past 30 years (save for a brief hiatus caused by the sudden pandemic in 2020), the HFTP Foundation will lead the production of a new biennial Compensation and Benefits Survey Report…

Employee Retention in the Great Resignation: Mission Impossible?

Written by: Dominika Duziak When I decided to quit my job in Spring 2021, I was one of the first. My resignation was not as shocking (I guess) as the reason – I wasn’t leaving for a competitor; I was…