Read Between the (Wine) Lines

Written by: Joanne Sieljes During the last decade, wine has become increasingly popular in the United States. Online wine retailers have made drinking wine become more accessible and affordable regardless of where consumers reside. Additionally, wine makers in the United…

My Experience in Event Planning While Navigating New Challenges Presented by Omicron

Written by: Sabina Sljivo I was so ready to go to my first in-person event just last month — but wait… Omicron! Finally, it seemed that life would return to normal again, with events happening in-person and hybrid. To be…

HFTP Club Members Can Now Access “Comprehensive Practices in Club Cybersecurity” Resource

Now is the time to proactively protect your club’s cybersecurity. To assist club members design an effective strategy, HFTP partnered with the National Club Association (NCA) to develop a detailed report on data and network security. Just released, “Comprehensive Practices…

New Areas of Implementation of Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This article will mainly discuss the essential needs to develop a universal hotel reservation system.

Does ‘Smart City’ Mean ‘Smart Hotels’?

Smart city foundations—digitization, new technologies (Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things) and corresponding data—seem to be on everybody’s mind in Dubai, with countless tech events hosted daily around the city.

Celebrating Award-winning Chapter Excellence in 2021

This time of year, HFTP pays special attention to the exceptional chapters who have gone above and beyond to provide local members with educational, professional and networking opportunities. These chapters were celebrated with the 2021 HFTP Chapter of the Year…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Continued Success at HFTP Based in Collaboration, Leadership and Perseverance

This blog post is based on Mark Pate’s Welcome Message and President’s Report during the HFTP 2021 Annual Business Meeting, which streamed online to the public on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Did you miss the live streaming? Watch the recorded…

That’s a Wrap: Awesome People, Fantastic Event and Amazing Technologies

Written by: Tim Henthorn, HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger What a show! Maybe the most dominant undercurrent was how much product innovation occurred during the height of the pandemic. One silver lining that many vendors on the exhibit floor described to…

HR Training in the Time of COVID: Commit to a Meaningful Cultural Change

Written by: John Reyna, J.D., LL.M. | HFTP 2021 Annual Convention Guest Blogger If you happened to read my pre-event blog post, then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery of Employment…

The Infamous Chip Shortage

Written by: Jennifer Jones | HITEC 2021 Guest Blogger Every year at HITEC, there’s a new buzzword. We remember the days of “big data”, “PCI” and “blockchain”. If you weren’t talking about them, then you weren’t hanging out with the…