Three Important Elements at HITEC: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ HITEC 2022 is in full swing, and it certainly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic days. The aisles are packed with vendors and attendees again, and the energy in the exhibit hall is electric. This…

So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…

Get Pumped for 50 Years: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones With the 50th anniversary of HITEC around the corner, I feel like there is an energy unlike any other year. Yes, Orlando can be drippy hot. It can also bring images of children shrieking through the…

HITEC Dubai 2022 Highlights from an E20X Participant

Written by: Dominika Duziak End of May in Dubai means two things are coming: hot summer weather and HITEC Dubai ⁠— the biggest and highly anticipated hospitality technology congress in Middle East, organized by HFTP. I was really looking forward to…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Time to Be Heard: What Do You Want from Your Club Software?

If you had a chance to get everything you want from your club management system – what would you ask for? Don’t be afraid to speak up. Just as club professionals are always looking for the most efficient solution, software…

Is NFT the Next Big Thing in Hospitality? A Perspective from the Dubai Research Center

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal In the last two years — especially in 2021 — we all have come across this acronym “NFT” that everyone has been talking about, and how these NFTs are being sold for millions of dollars. Many…

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…

E-Skimming Attack Increases Compromise Customer Payment and Personal Data

SecurityMetrics has shared this informational article with HFTP members and stakeholders after discovering a major increase in skimming tactics, especially e-skimming. This blog post is intended to spread awareness of e-skimming, as it targets businesses with online payment options and…

Professionals Pursue Career Excellence Throughout Pandemic to Get Certified

The past two years have proven difficult for many hospitality professionals, where the future of the hospitality industry at large along with countless individual careers experienced unpredictable, challenging and often unfavorable circumstances. Throughout this time, 50 individuals persevered to make…