The Right to Privacy and How to Protect It

Written by: Paul West From Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to prioritizing data protection, privacy and security — each of my sessions taking place at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention…

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Personalizing the Guest Experience While Protecting their Privacy — A HITEC Europe Preview

As competition intensifies and technology evolves, the hospitality industry must rise to meet the latest expectations of all traveling demographics — and that now includes a customized guest experience. The…

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Outsourcing Cybersecurity and Contracts

For many companies in the hospitality space running smaller operations, having a full-time IT person on staff may not be an option. Other companies may have an IT manager on…

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GDPR in Hospitality: Vendor Compliance Query Template Available to Industry

Written by: Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA and Carl Weldon, FIH, FHOSPA As a professional association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) created a group of hospitality industry experts to develop…

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Ransomware: Sorting Out the Details

With the recent stories of guests getting locked out of hotel rooms – or, in some reports, guests being locked in hotel rooms – it is hard to sort the…

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What To Do Before You Travel Internationally

As leading global hospitality association HFTP® continues to expand its events internationally, we want to ensure the safety of our members and attendees who are traveling with us to these…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Checking into Your Hotel

Written By: Carson Booth, CHTP AI will become embedded and ubiquitous, and in the pocket of every associate and guest. Are you ready? Some industries remain stubborn and resistant to change…

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Recap of Digital Learning Day

On March 23, 2016, HFTP held its first Digital Learning Day which was open to any professional who was interested in expanding their knowledge of the industry. Digital Learning Day…

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What are the Controller’s and CFO’s Roles in Data Security?

We’ve all read the news about data breaches. The financial consequences and reputation damage have been widely reported.  As the ones who watch over the company’s financial performance, controllers and…

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Leaving the Light On…and Exposing Visitors to Malware

The hotel industry is poised for continued growth in 2015, coming off a stellar 2014 which saw occupancy rise to levels not seen in more than 20 years. With the…

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