The HITEC Legacy Continues in 2020 with The Best of HFTP, Centered on Health and Safety

Event-planning in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, and while it may be difficult to imagine at this very moment, a foray back into face-to-face meetings and conferences is inevitable. It is just a matter of when. When planning its 48th annual HITEC North America, HFTP…

HITEC San Antonio 2020: A City Bursting with Culture, History and Modern Attractions

HITEC North America, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference and exhibition, may have already been around for the last 48 years, but it had yet to land in the city of San Antonio, Texas — until this year. HITEC North America 2020 will take place June 15–18 at the Henry…

Attention, Clubs: Are All Your Plans in Place?

It is an indisputable fact that has stood the test of time — Planning is vitally important to success. In fact, Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States, is credited as having once famously said hundreds of years ago, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Have a Lot to Celebrate

At the ocean-inspired Annual Tribute to Success at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention, newly-installed HFTP Global President Michael Levie spoke about what to expect from HFTP in 2020, outlining his vision for the association for the next year and beyond. Michael shares here some of what he spoke about that evening….

Something Needs to be Said: Takeaways from the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger Our Little Secret? We have all been there. You are on the way to or from an HFTP event, and a layperson, perhaps your Uber driver, your neighbor or your sister-in-law, asks you what “HFTP” stands for….

“I Have A Conflict” and How to Resolve It

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger What I have always loved about the expression “I have a conflict” is that people may want to give the impression that if only they did not have said conflict, they would much rather be doing what…

Meet Bernard Ellis: Guest Blogger for the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention

Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME knows a lot about technology. He stewards technology initiatives from industry startup to industry standard. As a consultant with companies on the digital transformation of hospitality and leisure, he knows a lot about the industry, too. And he has earned and maintained his Certified Hospitality Technology…

An Evening to Remember: Experience the HFTP 2019 Annual Tribute to Success

This year at the 2019 HFTP Annual Convention, the “Annual Tribute to Success” will be an enchanting, sea-inspired evening of celebration dedicated to the recognition of the individuals who have made a significant impact on both HFTP and the hospitality community in the past year. Cap off the HFTP 2019…

Destination Orlando: Attend HFTP’s Annual Convention, Stay to Play

The HFTP 2019 Annual Convention is returning to Orlando, Florida this October for three days of hospitality-focused education, valuable association updates and networking. Take advantage of your travel to “The Sunshine State” and stay through the weekend to enjoy the myriad of outdoor activities, family attractions and vibrant nightlife this…

Healthy Work Habits to Reduce Costly Workplace Injuries

Written by: Dr. Barry Carlin, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker Many hospitality properties have been trying to solve the expensive and disruptive workplace injury problem with little, or often only temporary, relief. Now, imagine predictable injury reductions and productivity improvements greater than you thought possible, sustained indefinitely. My session Healthy Work…