From the Expert: Learn How to Excel at Microsoft Excel

HFTP Connect · 14 Aug

I was recently having lunch with a club CFO. She explained to me that it was difficult to do year-over-year comparisons because each of their two gol

All About Cloud: Insights from a Cloud Strategist

HFTP Connect · 12 Aug

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

Engage Your Employees With Continuing Education as an HFTP Corporate Allied Sponsor

HFTP Connect · 8 Aug

You may think that offering continuing education and training to your employeesbut that is far from the truth.

Strategic Joint Venture: A New Strategy to Expand Footprints in China

HFTP Connect · 22 Jul

Written By: Evita Ma Many surveys show that the mid- to high-end hotel market is booming in China. However, the corresponding services are still insu

Your HFTP Summer Reading List: Staff Picks, Special Reports and More
Your HFTP Summer Reading List: Staff Picks, Special Reports and More

HFTP Connect · 15 Jul

Summer may already be half over, but that will not stop many of us from heading off on vacations to enjoy the second half of the season.

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Exploring Solutions in the #HITEC Exhibit Hall

HFTP Connect · 1 Jul

As HITEC is now behind us and I unpacked all of the vendor swag and business cards, I wanted to share a recap of a few things that stood out to me at

The Connection of #HITEC

HFTP Connect · 28 Jun

You can have the greatest ideas, methods and talent — but if your event (from organizers to exhibitors) cannot deliver a quality guest experience, pe

#HITEC: Memories from Minneapolis
#HITEC: Memories from Minneapolis

HFTP Connect · 27 Jun

It has been nearly a week since the hospitality community gathered in Minneapolis for HITEC 2019. The HITEC team presented a packed conference filled

Three Ways #HITEC Impacts Hospitality Careers

HFTP Connect · 20 Jun

HITEC offers diverse opportunities for those in the hospitality industry. Here’s what you can gain from HITEC this year… and for years to come! - Wri

Food for Thought at #HITEC: Is AI like Kale?

HFTP Connect · 20 Jun

The big buzz word this year at HITEC is all about AI. It is the latest trend in the hospitality tech stack and as you walk the aisles on the show flo

The Guest Experience and the Power of #HITEC

HFTP Connect · 19 Jun

HITEC is very similar to the hotel experience — it is all about how it makes guests feel. So, what do moods and excitement have to do with attending

All of the Hype Surrounding HITEC Minneapolis 2019

HFTP Connect · 14 Jun

True to its roots in hospitality, HITEC consistently lends camaraderie and support to its attendees and exhibitors. There is much to be gained from H

Listen to Powerful Voices, Seek Mentorship at HITEC Minneapolis 2019

HFTP Connect · 14 Jun

A 'WOMEN IN HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY LUNCHEON' PREVIEW

My Credit Card Did Not Think This Was Too Funny

HFTP Connect · 12 Jun

As a continuing trend at HITEC again this year, I find myself still infatuated with finding the most secure, well-integrated, user-friendly, aestheti

Anticipating Guests' Needs Using 3-D Location Technology
Anticipating Guests' Needs Using 3-D Location Technology

HFTP Connect · 11 Jun

Like many industries upended by new technologies in recent years, the hotel industry is feeling the pain of house-sharing websites, with the largest

HFTP Jamaica Chapter Hosts Outstanding Seminar, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

HFTP Connect · 10 Jun

Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) Jamaica Chapter celebrated its 50th Anniversary by hosting its 12th Annual Educational Semina

My First HITEC: Insights from a First-Time Attendee
My First HITEC: Insights from a First-Time Attendee

HFTP Connect · 5 Jun

The 2019 European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC(r) Europe for short) took place in Palma on the sunny island of Ma

Hospitality Controllers: Take Your Career Up a Level With a Program Designed for You

HFTP Connect · 3 Jun

Become a better club or hotel controller when you attend the 2019 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference later this month.

How Hoteliers Can Streamline Labor Management throughout the 2019 Summer Season

HFTP Connect · 23 May

Written by: Steve Pappas With the summer months in full swing, vacatimaking it one of the busiest times of the year for the hospitality industry.

E20X Europe 2019 Award Winner Tackles Genuine Industry Problem and Solves It

HFTP Connect · 9 May

Sam is a bright, AI-based chat bot designed by Finnish hospitality startup company Hotelway. Hotelway provides professional management of customer en

A Review of Today's Hotels of the Future

HFTP Connect · 25 Apr

These days, technology is transforming the customer experience at an alarming rate. Many hoteliers wonder what the future hotel will look like. Flyzo

Mallorca, Spain Was Exemplary Host for International Conference, HITEC Europe 2019

HFTP Connect · 24 Apr

Hundreds of hospitality professionals from all across Europe and beyond convened in the beautiful Spanish island city of Palma, Mallorca, Spain for H

Uncover the Future of Our Highly Disrupted World

HFTP Connect · 11 Apr

For the average person, thinking about the future generates a certain level of fear and anxiety. Whether it is a fear of change or a fear of the unkn

Are Loyalty Programs Too Rewarding?

HFTP Connect · 4 Apr

Loyalty programs have become par for the course across industries — from retail to airline to hospitality — popularized by their ability to create a

View from the Top: HFTP Global Goes Local at 2019 HFTP Los Cabos Chapter Meeting

HFTP Connect · 2 Apr

This past February it was my honor and pleasure to present the HFTP Global Update to the HFTP Los Cabos Chapter. This is an amazing group of individu

Fresh Look: What We Did Not Know About the Pre-Opening Process

HFTP Connect · 27 Mar

When researchers Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, and Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA started receiving inquiries fro