In Memory of Barry Shuler, Hospitality Technology Champion and Hall of Fame Inductee

28 November, 2018

This week a notable member of the hospitality technology community, Barry Shuler, has passed away. He held a long career as a lead technology strateg

E20X Amsterdam Judge's Award Winner KITRO Designed Innovative Solution to Combat Food Waste

26 November, 2018

It takes a truly cutting-edge business concept from a startup to best the competition and take home the coveted Judge’s Award at Entrepreneur 20X (E2

Sold! HFTP Helps 2018 Silent Auction, Special Event Raise More Than $12,000 for Education

14 November, 2018

HFTP netted more than $12,000 in support of hospitality, finance and technology education through a silent auction and special event that took place

Technology, Financial Leadership and the Fast-Paced Race of the Hospitality Industry

5 November, 2018

The HFTP 2018 Annual Convention is officially over, and I am now back to my routine in the other part of the world — Muscat, Oman. The blog I wrote b

We Leave a Lot Stronger, both Professionally and Personally

31 October, 2018

The HFTP 2018 Annual Convention finished with a “grand finale” on Friday night, and what a remarkable event — delicious food and a beautifully decora

Building a Professional Network: You Are Among Friends at the HFTP 2018 Annual Convention

25 October, 2018

I am happy to share some of my insights with you from the HFTP 2018 Annual Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. HFTP has done it again! From what I ha

Internal Controls and the Important Roles They Play in Eradicating Fraud

25 October, 2018

Although I have been preoccupied with getting in the education sessions purely related to hospitality finance, technologies and hotel pre-opening, I

A Series of Must-Read Articles on Cybersecurity Produced by the HFTP Research Centers

23 October, 2018

Data security remains a pressing concern and top priority for the hospitality industry. The HFTP Research Centers are dedicated to producing findings

Be Prepared: Have an Action Plan for Professional Development

18 October, 2018

I am currently making my travel arrangements for Louisville, Kentucky next week, as are the rest of my fellow HFTP 2018 Annual Convention attendees.

HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report: 2018 Data on Hospitality Staffing and Compensation

16 October, 2018

The 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Survey was released this summer and made available to HFTP members. This is a biannual report that was develo

HFTP Asked the Experts to Address Imminent Issues and Automation in Club Accounting

11 October, 2018

It can be a struggle to keep up with all that is new and changing in club finance. The constant evolution of accounting technology, modifications to

Exercise Personal Data Security: Tips to Protect Yourself both Online and Off

1 October, 2018

Tell me if this ever happened to you. You are online searching for someone’s name because you want to make a professional connection and end up findi

Letter from the HFTP Global President: At the End of the Year, We Reflect on the Best of the Year

28 September, 2018

As we prepare to transition to the new HFTP Global board at the 2018 Annual Convention in October, I would like to take the time to reflect on my yea

Cybersecurity Professionals, Education and Certifications

24 September, 2018

Whether it is an in-house employee or an outsourced vendor, cybersecurity professionals are a must

How to Connect in an Over-Distracted World (And Other Lessons from Leaders in Human Behavior)

19 September, 2018

Leaders face a mounting challenge in today’s increasingly technological world. People have a host of distracting devices now available at their finge

In the Event of a Cyberattack: Public Relations and Responding to the Media

17 September, 2018

Your organization has experienced a data breach. How do you handle telling your customers? One of the key pieces to a data breach response is the ann

Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

10 September, 2018

With the technological advancements emerging in recent years, it seems like everything is interconnected. Individuals can change the temperature in t

Hospitality Students Talk Trends, Challenges and Endless Possibilities in Today's Industry

6 September, 2018

Ariel and Melissa are both college students studying hospitality at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as members of their local HFTP stu

Outsourcing Cybersecurity and Contracts

4 September, 2018

For many companies in the hospitality space running smaller operations, having a full-time IT person on staff may not be an option. Other companies m

Clubs in Collaboration: A Productive Discussion on Revising the USFRC

29 August, 2018

A select group of 28 talented club professionals assembled at the inaugural HFTP Club Forum late last month in Sarasota, Florida USA. This executive-

Beware of Ransomware

27 August, 2018

Ransomware is defined by the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a “type of malicious software designed to b

HFTP Partners with NAF to Help High School Students 'Be Future Ready' in Hospitality, Finance and Technology

22 August, 2018

HFTP Helps at the 2018 Annual Convention will direct its fundraising towards the HFTP Scholarship fund in support of hospitality education as part of

The Challenge for Hotels When It Comes to Securing Their Systems

20 August, 2018

In hotels, guests are a unique challenge to securing hotel systems. One of the first things a hotel guest does once they reach their hotel room is to

Business Continuity Plans: Enhance Cybersecurity in the Hospitality Industry

13 August, 2018

With countless cyberattacks occurring in recent years, cybersecurity has become an unseparated concern during daily operation. To protect the busines

How to Benefit from Networking Events

8 August, 2018

You may not feel inclined to attend a networking event. After all, why waste an entire evening doing what you already conveniently do on social media

What Hotels Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act
What Hotels Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

6 August, 2018

Hotel management companies are asking: “How does this new privacy act in California compare to the new EU Privacy Law?” A side-by-side comparison rev