What are Your Club Technology Priorities?

HFTP and the National Club Association (NCA) have joined together to create a Technology Task Force. The group’s mission is to provide a resource for club professionals to search for…

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The Hospitality Industry: In the Hacker’s Crosshairs

According to the Verizon 2010 Breach Investigations Report, the hospitality industry, along with financial services and retail, remains one of the “Big Three” industries affected by breaches. Why have the…

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Global Hospitality Community Gathers for AHTEC@HOFEX

In today’s technology driven market, business productivity and prosperity has become increasingly dependent on the successful integration of business technology. And, as Asia’s hospitality continues to flourish, HOFEX 2011 —…

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HITEC 2011: Steps to Secure Your International Travel Visa

With travel rules and regulations becoming more tedious to muddle through, HFTP wanted to do our part to assist HITEC international attendees as much as possible. We greatly appreciate our…

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Keeping Guests Safe: Hospitality, Political Unrest and Terrorism

Can we prepare without alienating our guests? Many solutions are already in place. Because of the recent proliferation of global terrorism and political unrest, hospitality industry visionaries are glad that…

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New HITEC TechTour Offers Hands-on Education

Every year for HITEC we try to incorporate new and interesting concepts to the conference. This year I’m excited about a special education opportunity the HITEC Advisory Council has been…

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Future Hospitality Technology – ASIMO’s Competition

During my GUESTROOM 20X presentations and demonstrations on potential future hospitality technologies, I often talk about ASIMO — Honda’s robot that can run, walk up and down stairs, make eye…

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Ask the Experts: Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett is president of Starr Technology Consulting. He is the 2000 inductee into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame and is a member of the HITEC Advisory…

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iPad2: Challenges Coming to a Club Near You

The growing use of smart devices presents clubs with several challenges Apple launched the iPad2 today. New features include: Video conference using “Face Time” Faster (9x graphics and 2x CPU),…

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PCI Compliance: Myths and Rumors

In January, I held a sold-out HFTP webinar on PCI compliance. Along with the “12 Commandments” of PCI compliance, I discussed myths and rumors about compliance, which I wanted to…

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