U.S. Department of Labor Releases Model COBRA Premium Subsidy Notices

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. Under the U.S. American Rescue Plan (ARP), clubs must now pay COBRA premiums for employees involuntarily terminated or who lost health insurance due to a reduction in hours. The good news is clubs are entitled…

I Am Grateful To Be Global President and Amazed by Our Members

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I don’t think I can adequately express how exciting last week was to me —the first-ever CYBER HITEC. I was amazed by the keynote speakers, the phenomenal education sessions, the high-tech booths…

COVID-19’s Potential Lasting Impact On Fixed vs. Variable Hotel Expense Ratios

Written by: Mark VanStekelenburg, Kannan Sankaran, Andy Hartley and Vanessa Gonzalez of CBRE As a result of COVID-19, hotel operators have been forced to make tough decisions, including the most basic one on whether to keep the lights on. Many…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: A Look at the Past Six Months

Written by: Michael Levie, CHTP Dear HFTP colleagues, In just a few short months, our world has changed from a strong and steady economy, solid revenues and overall happiness to great concerns for our health and well-being, a deep recession…

Relief to Help Hospitality Businesses Weather Economic Impact of COVID-19

It is not news that the world is seeing a period of economic decline unlike any it has ever seen. We are all experiencing it. In response to the stagnant economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States…

Coronavirus Fears Should Be Less Hype and Hospitality Can Help

Written by: Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH Early this morning I was pulled off the beach (in my dreams) by a series of rapid-fire instant messages and emails. For those who have kids, it was like one of those middle of…

E20X Amsterdam Judge’s Award Winner KITRO Designed Innovative Solution to Combat Food Waste

It takes a truly cutting-edge business concept from a startup to best the competition and take home the coveted Judge’s Award at Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). During E20X Amsterdam in April 2018, that kind of groundbreaking concept was presented by KITRO…