Know Before You Go: International Travel Tips Ahead of HITEC Toronto 2023

Last year, hospitality professionals from 46 countries across the globe travelled to Orlando, Florida USA for HITEC North America. Will your HITEC journey be transnational in 2023? Here are some valuable travel tips to help non-Canadian attendees prepare for the…

Utility Behind NFTs: How the Hotel and Travel Industry Can Monetize Non-Fungible Tokens

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. Remember NFT: one of the hottest…

Travel Boomed in the Summer of 2022: What About Fraud?

In 2021, travel revenue was low — less than half of pre-Covid levels. But a wave of “revenge travel” in 2022 turned the tide, with customers determined to make up for lost time. Almost 70 percent of U.S. travelers said…

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…

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…

Technology that Can Be Used to Support Large Events During and After Covid-19 Pandemic

Written by: Anni Lindqvist, research scholar The Post-Covid World Numerous industries were forced to employ more technology and reimagine nearly every aspect of their operations due to the pandemic. Technological changes sparked by Covid-19 are a form of acceleration for previously existing…

Destination Club Summit: Meet Up in May for an Advanced Learning Experience

The greatest advantage of attending a professional development conference like HFTP’s Club Summit is the vital opportunity to assemble with a high-level group of club professionals and industry experts, and directly address the topics that are most compelling and important…

Sustainable Luxury: New Opportunity for the Hospitality Industry?

Written by: Anni Lindqvist, research scholar At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted how a global pandemic would upend lives so drastically in a matter of months. Freedom to travel was compromised — and still is, for some. During…

Seven Things Travel and Tourism Companies Should Consider During the COVID-19 Crisis

Written by: Hadleigh Ford The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the travel and tourism industry, shutting down thousands of hotels, tourist destinations and flights around the world. Since travel and tourism are cash-heavy industries dependent on…

Discussions Must Continue as Europe Moves to Reopen Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP Europe COO Three months into its shutdown, some countries in Europe are now turning their sights on reopening travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in time for the summer holidays — though, perhaps the focus will remain…