Risk Mapping and Building Customer Confidence in a Post-Covid-19 World

HFTP Connect · 29 May

The HFTP Hangouts rounding out the last week of May focused on risk mapping and risk management, as well as how to build customer confidence for the

Seven Things Travel and Tourism Companies Should Consider During the COVID-19 Crisis

HFTP Connect · 28 May

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the travel and tourism industry, shutting down thousands of hotels, tourist destinations

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

HFTP Connect · 27 May

Currently, the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th Revised Edition (USALI) does not consider the possible alternative use of ho

Silos and the Social Club

HFTP Connect · 21 May

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that “[t]he hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Well, the computation of taxable income

AHLA Safe Stay: Hotel Industry Across U.S. and Canada United Around Enhanced Safety, Cleaning Standards

HFTP Connect · 21 May

As states across the country navigate reopening and hotels begin to safely welcome back guests, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today

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Apple iOS NFC Contactless Access Control: A Coronavirus Response

HFTP Connect · 19 May

The use of near field communication (NFC) for business applications has been on the rise, and as hotels adjust to incorporate contactless operations

Abrupt Transitions to Remote Work May Require Changes in Work Culture, Management

HFTP Connect · 18 May

In its latest monthly news bulletin, the Dubai HFTP Research and Innovation Center at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management explored the sud

Navigating Crises and the Tech It Will Take to Overcome COVID-19

HFTP Connect · 15 May

It is amazing what you can accomplish with a kayak, a great deal of preparation, and the determination to achieve a 15-year-old dream. ­The HFTP Hang

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

HFTP Connect · 14 May

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 fac

Social Clubs and Coronavirus: Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments, Part 2

HFTP Connect · 11 May

In March 2020, HFTP published a TaxViews article entitled “Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic,” where we discussed Qualified Disaster Payments

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

HFTP Connect · 8 May

Round 1 - U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session

Private Clubs and Moving Past COVID-19: Re-opening Considerations

HFTP Connect · 5 May

Written by: Amber Stone, CPA Over the last month, clubs have been consumed with loan and grant applications, worst-case budgeting scenarios and tryin

Home-based Offices Introduce New Security Considerations

HFTP Connect · 4 May

Last week, a HFTP Hangout was held with two security experts from Venza, highlighting security weaknesses for homebound personnel and recommending wh

AHLA Advocacy Efforts Encompass All Hospitality Touchpoints

HFTP Connect · 30 Apr

This Spring’s economic pause has sent a shock-wave to businesses worldwide, with the hotel industry especially hit hard as travel has essentially hal

Interoperability, Health Innovation Are the Keys to Recovery

HFTP Connect · 29 Apr

Moderated by: Diane Estner, DANNI Enterprises | Presented by: John Picard Getting back to the business of travel will require big thinking and bold a

You Are a Hospitality Brand: Stand Out in a Post-pandemic Job Market

HFTP Connect · 28 Apr

Presented by: Justin Taillon, Ph.D., MBA, Highline College Staff cuts across the hospitality industry have been fast and deep. Every day generates a

Questions You May Not Have Considered Regarding U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

HFTP Connect · 24 Apr

Am I allowed to ask about an employee’s symptoms or require a doctor’s note? How do I manage employees who feel uncomfortable coming into work?

Industry Partners Check-in: Finding Answers to Difficult Questions in a New Reality

HFTP Connect · 23 Apr

During the HFTP Hangout “Industry Partner Check-in” on Wednesday, April 22, the conversation naturally gravitated to the latest hot topic in hospital

The Framework for a Strategic Response

HFTP Connect · 22 Apr

While we could never have imagined the abrupt changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been expecting the economic winds t

Transition Technology For Hospitality - From Clean To Cleaner

HFTP Connect · 20 Apr

Making a comfortable stay for your guests will shift to new cleanliness practices and technologies.

Build Skills, Save Money: Special Offer on New USALI Professional Certificates

HFTP Connect · 17 Apr

In a time when hospitality finance professionals are unsure about the state of their profession – when many have been laid off or furloughed and othe

Industry Partners: We Want to Be There for Hotels When Recovery Begins

HFTP Connect · 16 Apr

Talk is starting to build on when communities and businesses can open back up – or restart – and what that will look like. The overall consensus is t

How Clubs Have Adjusted Budgets, Dues Programs and Internal Controls During Pandemic

HFTP Connect · 15 Apr

This week’s club-focused HFTP Hangout spotlighted “Managing the Ever-Changing Landscape During COVID-19.” It was moderated by James (“Jim”) Hankowski

Letter from AHLA to HFTP Members on U.S. Lodging Industry
Letter from AHLA to HFTP Members on U.S. Lodging Industry

HFTP Connect · 13 Apr

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including chains, independent

The Road to Peak Hotel Occupancy Rates Has Many Forks, Bends

HFTP Connect · 10 Apr

Hotel industries across the world have endured plummeting downturns in room occupancy and staffing, and the worst may not yet be in the rear-view mir

Industry Partners Check-in: What Will the Industry Look Like Post Pandemic?

HFTP Connect · 9 Apr

The second gathering for the new HFTP Hangout virtual get-togethers was a vendor-focused group who contemplated what the hospitality-industry will lo