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HFTP and Shiji Group Premiere GX: Guest Experience Spotlight

This week, HFTP and Shiji Group unveiled GX: Guest Experience Spotlight at HITEC Dubai's Opening Ceremony to an audience of hundreds of hoteliers.

Experts at HITEC Dubai Reveal How AI and Robotics are Transforming the Hospitality Business

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics topped the agenda at HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels, organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism.

HITEC Dubai 2019 Opens with a Focus on Future

HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels, organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism, opened today with a focus on future.

New Research Scholars Join HFTP Middle East Research Center

The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of new research scholars Ana-Denisa Irimescu and Gustavo Miranda to the HFTP Middle East Research Center. To support the development of international partnerships in research in the hospitality industry, the HFTP Foundation funds a research scholarship program for two incoming MBA in Hospitality Management students at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management each year. The scholars are selected to take on the hybrid role of research scholars for HFTP and are given the opportunity to disseminate findings from their monthly research and final dissertations to the vast body of readers of HFTP's content platforms.

HFTP and Shiji Group to Unveil a Compelling Global Campaign at HITEC Dubai Focused on the Guest Experience

Technology is rapidly changing the hospitality industry, but all technology must ultimately be focused on a simple aim: Enhancing the guest experience. Recent studies indicate that by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator 一 and forward-thinking hotels are taking notice.

HITEC 2019 to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Intelligent Hotel Room Solutions

What will the hotel room look like in the future? Those wanting to know the answer must attend HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism. The mega event will be held on November 12 and 13 at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City.

HFTP 2019–2020 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors Begin Term

The 2019-2020 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) have officially begun their term at the start of this month. The association leaders represent a wide variety of segments within the hospitality industry, including: clubs, consulting, hotels, finance, technology and more. The HFTP Global Board volunteers its time and professional expertise to help guide and progress the association to the forefront of the industry as it carries out its strategic plan.

HITEC Dubai 2019 to Bring Together World’s Leading Technology Solution Providers for Hospitality Industry

HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism, will bring together over 2000+ Hospitality professionals, 100+ exhibitors and 30+ leading thought leaders from across the region. The mega event will be held this year on November 12 and 13 at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City.

HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Showcases Quality Education and Celebrates the Association's Achievements

Last week, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) hosted 600 members and hospitality industry professionals for education and networking at the HFTP Annual Convention. The convention is defined by three days of intense, industry-specific education sessions, inspirational and informative general sessions, a display of table top exhibits and numerous social events where the HFTP community connects annually. 

HFTP and AHLA Announce Formation of Global Finance Committee for the Lodging Industry

For over 90 years, the U.S. lodging industry has referenced the (USALI) as the standard for its financial and operational reporting. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) have formed a co-sponsored committee that will update and expand the current USALI 11th edition to include both U.S. and international standards. This new 12th edition will become the standard for financial and operating reporting for the lodging industry globally.


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