What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers,…

5 Steps to a Successful Hospitality Mobile App

Free HFTP Webinar Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. CDT There are over 20,000 travel apps across the app markets today — and that number is climbing daily.  But as the app market grows, so do consumer expectations. As many…

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 current and applicable information regarding technology trends, solutions and planning….

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 hackers turned their attention to the hotel industry? Some reasons…

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 — Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow — will continue to…

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 international delegation and want to be able to provide valuable…

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 they have already started integrating disaster planning into their operations….

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 busy putting together — the HITEC TechTour. A TechTour is…

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 contact and remember you years later after only having one…

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 Council. What’s the best way to establish and maintain a…