Club Tax Expert Explains New IRS Guidance on Employee Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. Attention, clubs: on August 8, the United States President issued an executive order deferring a portion of your employees’ payroll taxes. This payroll tax holiday runs from September 1 to December 31, and only employees making less than $104,000 per year qualify. In that same…

A Practical Approach to Ethical Dilemmas

Ethics are very well-known for not being black and white. In fact, it is all those muddling shades of grey that make this field of study such an enigma. It can be an especially tricky challenge in the workplace, where leadership is expected to protect its employees from unethical behavior…

USALI Recording Guidance Part 3: Government Loan Assistance

As a result of the current economic situation, entities that own or lease hotels are eligible to apply for and receive a loan under a government assistance program. An example of this is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the United States. This program requires the hotel to meet certain…

USALI Guidance Part 2: Government-sponsored Wage Subsidies and Grants

During the Covid-19 global pandemic, some governments have decided to support industries with significant revenue losses and offer wage grants/subsidies to keep workers employed during the crisis. To help guide users, the USALI Global Finance Committee came together to collaborate and issue their recommendations for how to record these wage subsidy programs….

USALI Guidance: How to Record these Puzzling Covid-19 Scenarios

Currently, the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th Revised Edition (USALI) does not consider the possible alternative use of hotel assets during an international pandemic. To help guide hotels during this time, the USALI Global Finance Committee came together to collaborate and issue their recommendations for recording…

All About Cloud: Insights from a Cloud Strategist

When it comes to all things cloud (What exactly is cloud, anyway? Where does it exist? Why should it matter to me and my business?), it is often best to defer to the expertise of an enterprise cloud strategist like Jeremy Ward, co-host of the new Cloudbusting podcast. Ward is an IT leader…

Choose Your Learning: HFTP ProLinks Webinars

Written By: Susan Savkov Please raise your hand if you are busy. We are all probably raising our hands. There are many things vying for your attention right now in your job. Deadlines for your hotel budget, getting new technology for your club, managing staff and did we say keeping…

Chapter Leadership Webinar: HFTP Chapter Recruiting Reboot

Recruiting strategies are evolving and associations need to keep up with the ever-changing times to attract engaged members. In order to bring in members, and especially reach millennials, associations need to be open to change and be able to market their association in a way that will attract their target members. When it comes…

Best Practices for Improving Brand Reputation in Social Content

Written By: Seth Redmore On Thursday, June 2, 2016 I had the pleasure of doing a webinar with HFTP on high-level best practices for improving your brand reputation on social and I wanted to share a few of my recommendations. If you want to get the whole picture, you need to…

Recap of Digital Learning Day

On March 23, 2016, HFTP held its first Digital Learning Day which was open to any professional who was interested in expanding their knowledge of the industry. Digital Learning Day covered a range of topics including ethics, cyber security, physical security and online presence. Perhaps the best perk of Digital…