March 17, 2020

Explore HFTP's Online Information Sources During Social Distancing

Written by Briana Gilmore

Each day, new recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States are limiting social interaction in favor of social distancing. The size of crowds you should avoid gets smaller and smaller; restaurants, bars, schools and libraries are closing their doors; and major U.S. cities like San Francisco, California have called for all residents to "shelter in place."

As we all work together through isolation to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, there is one form of interaction that remains untethered by the virus: the Internet. We live in a world of technology, and we can use it during this time to our advantage.

For decades, HFTP has served as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry. The association has placed a strong, continued focus on developing the tools and resources to help hospitality financial and technology professionals excel in their workplace and advance their careers.

So, while you work from home and practice responsible social distancing, take advantage of that extra time you save from not commuting, shopping and eating out by exploring the many channels of industry news, research and information that HFTP has to offer.

HFTP Webinars

HFTP offers online ProLinks webinars so that you can gain valuable knowledge and earn continuing education credits from the comfort of your home office.

Attend the next webinar taking place this Thursday, March 19. This webinar will provide an overview of HFTP's Global Finance Committee, which is preparing the 12th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry. It will cover HFTP's ownership of the rights to USALI and the process currently underway to update the book for release as the 12th edition. The webinar will be presented by Christopher Garland, CHAE, principal consultant at Mission Hospitality Solutions LLC.

View the course catalog of archived webinars, as well. There are hours of webinar recordings at your fingertips that address a wide range of hospitality finance and technology topics.


HFTP Bytes Sites

HFTP NewsHITEC BytesHFTP Finance Bytes and HFTP Club Bytes are all connections for our members to the most current information and news impacting the hospitality finance and technology industry.

Each bytes site operates as a daily news outlet that aggregates content and brings together publications, reports, feature articles, white papers and more on a specific topic of interest to the hospitality industry.


A Hospitality-Focused Search Engine

HFTP's Pineapplesearch® is the Internet's only hospitality-specific search engine. It is an aggregated content destination that focuses on news and reports of primary interest to the hospitality industry.

Its newest feature allows you to track the latest coverage spotlighting the impact of the coronavirus on hospitality, travel and tourism. To access this special content, simply visit www.pineapplesearch.com and click on the "Coronavirus Coverage" button on the PineappleSearch homepage.


Social Media Channels

HFTP has a strong social media presence across several channels including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The association's LinkedIn page has nearly 10,000 members. Follow HFTP on social media for the latest association updates and join a virtual network of thousands of your industry colleagues brought together from across the globe.


HFTP Connect

If you are reading this blog post, you have already discovered HFTP's official blog site, HFTP Connect. The blog features unique content collected from industry experts, event speakers, HFTP Global Board leadership and council members, outside contributors, and the HFTP Research Centers.

Blog posts on HFTP Connect spotlight industry trends, summarize research reports, present timely association updates, and so much more.


Briana Gilmore is the HFTP Communications Coordinator. Briana can be reached at [email protected] or +1 (512) 220-4017.

Explore HFTP's Online Information Sources During Social Distancing