Official Guest Bloggers Wanted — 2013 Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Returning this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention & Tradeshow experience. If you’re interested, please send a…

You Fools, You Picked Me Again

Well, hello again! For better or worse, I’m back for another year as a HITEC Guest Blogger. I so enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of you last year, and writing up my thoughts,that when the opportunity arose I once…

Meet the HITEC 2013 Guest Bloggers

HFTP Connect is featuring four guest bloggers throughout HITEC 2013. The bloggers will be providing you their insights on all things HITEC from their different viewpoints and experiences in the industry. Before we get to Minneapolis, read on to learn…

Career Management in the Digital Era: Are You a Member of The Denovati?

As the Digital Era continues to evolve, professionals face all kinds of new challenges. It doesn’t matter what their professional discipline is or what stage of their career they are in. Although specific requirements will vary, all professionals are increasingly…

Catch the Convention Conversation via Twitter

How many times have you gone to a conference and had mariachis greet you at the door as you filed in for the morning’s keynote speaker? The photo above is how we were welcomed on day one. I snapped a…

Life in the New Social Media Age

Is Disconnecting the Only Way to Stay Secure in the Social Media Age? I came to HITEC 2012 as a guest blogger. So, it’s a bit ironic that I’ve experienced technical difficulties tweeting and blogging about technology the last couple…

[Part 2] HITEC 2012 Preview

This is a two-part series previewing HITEC 2012, held June 25-28 in Baltimore, Md. Read Part 1> HITEC starts in exactly one week. Travel plans have been made. Everyone is packing. Speakers are putting finishing touches to their education sessions….

Guest Advocacy + Social Reach = More Hotel Business

When it comes to gaining new business with social media, it pays to let your guests speak for you. We’ve all done it – gone to see a movie, ate at a new restaurant or even visited a certain city…

[Clubs] Don’t Be a Social Media Ostrich

Many clubs today have become so overwhelmed with information about social media that they have buried their heads in the sand just like the ostrich does when faced with a threat. With many options to choose from, the time is…

[Social Media in 2012] The Dawn of a New Age

This is an excerpt from an article in the 2012 Hotel Yearbook, a forward-looking publication which brings together opinion leaders from the global hotel industry. Please see the note at the bottom of the blog post for more information. Over…