Stay or Leave? Internship Stress and Coping Strategies in the Hotel Industry

Written by: Shan Shan Chien The hospitality industry has been regarded as the most challenging and stressful working environment compared to any other industry sector. As a former waitress in the banquet hall of a five-star hotel and a Michelin starred restaurant, I deeply understand the required components of multi-tasking…

The Role of Technology in Cleaning and Sanitizing in the Era of the New Normal

Written by: Nutthaphat Poolworaluk The need to be reassured that your night’s stay is cleaner than ever has never been this critical before in the hospitality industry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, heightened measures for cleaning and sanitization need to be imposed, as the safety of both the guests and staff remains paramount in this…

HITEC Dubai 2019: Risk Management and More

By: Naftali Tanyongana This was my second year covering HITEC Dubai, and from a hospitality student perspective, it is always interesting to go to hospitality events and see theory put into practice. That is why I enjoyed watching Melissa Aoun, ARM, MSc, director of transformation advisory at Grant Thornton, presenting…

Move Beyond the Classroom: Advantages of an HFTP Student Membership (First of All, It Is Free)

Joining a professional association can be an extremely valuable asset to students — and yet it is an asset that is more often than not untapped. An association can be the opening you need to start the path to your career, a window into the very industry that you are…

HITEC: Where You Can Learn, Network and Have Fun

Written By: Ting-Bing Wu, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger and Student Volunteer It was my first HITEC. I ensure it will not be the ONLY one. I am surprised by how much I learned and gained from attending this event. I am also impressed by how organized this event was, especially considering…