GX Spotlights Mandarin Oriental's COVID-19 Strategy: Agile and Prepared in Uncertain Times

HFTP Connect · 22 Sep

The objective was to figure out how we would reopen, what would be different, and what would be the same. To answer these questions, we needed a fram

Innovation Is the Way Forward: Get Back to Business in a New Way

HFTP Connect · 18 Sep

Now that the world is just days away from the official start of a new season, the hotel market is evaluating its post-summer state of affairs and try

An Interview with Ian Millar, 2020 Paragon Award Recipient

HFTP Connect · 15 Sep

Ian Millar, CHTP was selected this year as the HFTP Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of the association and substantial contributio

Summary of Social Distancing Technologies in Hotels: What Are Our Guests Telling Us?

HFTP Connect · 10 Sep

The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for many economic sectors. One of the most highly impacted industry by the pandemic

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

HFTP Connect · 3 Sep

Attention, clubs: on August 8, the United States President issued an executive order deferring a portion of your employees’ payroll taxes. This payro

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Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part IV)

HFTP Connect · 1 Sep

In the fourth and final installment of the blog series introducing the HITEC Advisory Council, HFTP invites you to meet the remaining hospitality pro

This Month, HFTP Spotlights Members Who Have Shared What HFTP Means to Them

HFTP Connect · 31 Aug

The HFTP Connect blog features hundreds of posts that have been collected, researched, written and published for the purposes of continuing education

Budgeting for 2021: What Is the New Target?

HFTP Connect · 27 Aug

Since March of this year, the hospitality industry has been trying to figure out its new financial target — the best approach to get back on track to

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part III)

HFTP Connect · 25 Aug

This week in Part III of a series introducing the HITEC Advisory Council — whose collective experiences and industry knowledge influence and refine t

Strategic Analysis and its Position in a New Product Launch

HFTP Connect · 19 Aug

The final session in a special “Hackathon Week” series that took place earlier this month tackled strategic analysis as it relates to emerging busine

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part II)

HFTP Connect · 17 Aug

This is the second post in a blog series introducing the Cyber HITEC Advisory Council. Read Part I on HFTP Connect and stay tuned for the rest of the

The Perfect Pitch: Strategies for Selling Your Product to an Audience

HFTP Connect · 13 Aug

If you are a fledgling hospitality startup with a promising product that you want to pitch to potential investors or clients, the second presentation

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part I)

HFTP Connect · 11 Aug

Behind the scenes of every great HITEC is a group of highly knowledgeable industry veterans lending their expertise to the planning and coordination

Digital Presentations: Tips to Capture the Stories Your Club or Hotel Wants to Tell

HFTP Connect · 5 Aug

Now more than ever, it is all about great (no, exceptional) communication to succeed. As a communicator, you must do more than just speak and write w

Five Advantages to Attending a Virtual Conference

HFTP Connect · 30 Jul

The year 2020 saw a rapid shift of networking conferences, concerts, award shows, trade shows and association gatherings from in-person to online, an

AHLA National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs
AHLA National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs

HFTP Connect · 29 Jul

It comes as no surprise that the hotel industry is hurting. The drop in travel and occupancy was quickly reflected in the supplier community, group a

HFTP's First Hangout in Spanish is a Collaborative Discussion of the Current Challenges and Solutions for Mexican Hotels

HFTP Connect · 28 Jul

Last week, HFTP held its first Spanish-language Hangout, with a focus on how hotels in Mexico have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was designe

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

HFTP Connect · 27 Jul

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. Man

GX Spotlight: These Hotels Excel at Guest Experience with Technology, Service and Data-driven Decisions

HFTP Connect · 22 Jul

GX Spotlight began with the mission to showcase inspiring hotels that are dedicated to creating unique guest experiences. The first six months of the

A Practical Approach to Ethical Dilemmas

HFTP Connect · 17 Jul

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 enig

From the HFTP Dubai Research Center: Guide to Industry Recovery

HFTP Connect · 2 Jul

The hospitality industry in Dubai has had an interesting year. In response, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of

Embracing Change: Lessons Learned During a Pandemic that Has Changed Hospitality

HFTP Connect · 2 Jul

For the past three months, HFTP has hosted weekly "Hangout" sessions on Zoom, uniting hospitality professionals to learn from and support each other

A Millennial's Journey to Professional Certification

HFTP Connect · 1 Jul

Millennials, and young professionals in general, are often challenged in the job market — by roles that require x years of experience. Professional c

No Need to Be Depressed: Uplifting Revenue Management Tips When Revenue Is Down

HFTP Connect · 26 Jun

One whose title is “chief evangelist” is driven by his mission to deliver good news. And so it went with this week’s European HFTP Hangout presenter,

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

HFTP Connect · 22 Jun

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 he

Selecting the Right Industry Standards for Your Property

HFTP Connect · 21 Jun

This is not the first time that the hospitality industry has had to respond to major changes.