Get to Know Neil Foster: Your New HFTP Global Board President, 2022-2023

As the producers of the world’s largest, oldest hospitality technology conference (#HITEC), HFTP is privileged to have someone as versed in hospitality technology as its newest leader, Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA. Foster has made a multitude of strategic moves throughout…

Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Technology in Hospitality

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. During my time with the MBA…

Check Out These HFTP Chapters in Action: Education, Social Networking and Giving Back

HFTP’s area chapters work hard on the local level throughout the year to bring hospitality professionals together and HFTP into the community where they live and work – through fun networking socials, philanthropic activities, educational seminars and more. As the…

Four Major Mistakes Hospitality Technology Companies Consistently Make

Written by: Ira Vouk Our industry is at a pivotal moment as the pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital technologies. As those adoption rates are steadily climbing, more companies seek to scale their software and hardware product offerings in the…

Hospitality and the Metaverse: Exploring the Business Impact of the Virtual World

Written by: Dominika Duziak Editor’s Note: This blog post will feature podcast episodes from the HospitalityVerse Podcast, a new series that discusses the latest trends in hospitality technology, including discussions on the Metaverse, blockchain, NFTS and more. I am sure by…

UAE Restaurant Diners May Soon Enjoy Meals Made from Lab-Grown Meat

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal We all love meat when we gather around barbecues and at the dinner table. But if someone would have said a few years ago that the beef steak or the burger we are eating is developed…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Join Your Fellow Hospitality Professionals Online in New HFTP Community Groups

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President Are you looking for that next role to take your career upwards where you want it to go – or perhaps seeking to fill a crucial role at your company…

Learn in the Right Direction: Education All About Finance, Technology, Clubs and Hotels

While HFTP’s annual conference is best known as a celebration of association achievements that offers a plethora of networking engagements and receptions with members from across the world – the HFTP Annual Convention also features educational program not to be…

HITEC Orlando 2022: The Student Volunteer Experience, Part Two

Written by: Fernando Sarmiento The Face of an Organization: Last week I got the chance and privilege to represent the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College for Global Hospitality Leadership as one of 18 student volunteers for HITEC 2022…

All About Chatbots: The Hotel Industry Can Thrive Through Automation

Written by: Tyler Boykin The hotel industry is facing a perfect storm. Post-pandemic travel has resumed, but hotels must grapple with a labor shortage and wage inflation. The U.S. Travel Association recently reported that travel spending in April 2022 had…