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HFTP Academy Debuts New Hospitality Benchmarking Certificate, In Collaboration with HotStats and Powered by Ascend
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has introduced a new professional course from its HFTP Academy: the Hospitality Benchmarking Certificate, which demonstrates expertise in financial analysis and benchmarking. The course is a collaboration with the hotel benchmarking firm HotStats and will be supported by Ascend, a hospitality talent development company. The certificate is delivered as a comprehensive course available to all, with no previous experience required.
The hospitality industry has been regarded as the most challenging and stressful working environment compared to any other industry sector. As a former waitress in the banquet hall of a five-star hotel and a Michelin starred restaurant, I deeply understand the required components of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining service quality simultaneously.
Consumer Behavior Changes During the Pandemic: What Should Businesses Know? | By Hassan Sameer Al Sayegh
It has been one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported to the World Health Organization in December 2019. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic in March 2020. Multiple countries during the pandemic have initiated nationwide lockdowns and restrictions (WHO, 2020). The pandemic has led to global economic disruptions described by the IMF as the worst since the Great Depression (Jones et al., 2020).
The Role of Technology in Cleaning and Sanitizing in the Era of the New Normal | By Nutthaphat Poolworaluk
The need to be reassured that your night's stay is cleaner than ever has never been this critical before in the hospitality industry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, heightened measures for cleaning and sanitization need to be imposed, as the safety of both the guests and staff remains paramount in this so-called 'new normal.'
Winners of 2020 Hospitality Graduate Student Blog Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation
An overview of the latest hotel cleaning technology advancements is the topic of the winning blog in a competition for graduate-level students. The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program with candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership between the CN Hilton College at the University of Houston, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and EHL.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that HITEC North America 2021 will be held in-person on September 27-30 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA. Traditionally held in June, the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) has been pushed back to give the hard-hit hospitality industry an opportunity to build positive momentum as it recovers from the pandemic-related slow-down. In addition, HFTP will co-locate its Annual Convention with HITEC Dallas, presenting an information-packed event to benefit multiple hospitality industry segments and stakeholders.
The 2020-2021 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, academics, 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.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has just wrapped up the first week of its premiere virtual event CYBER HITEC®, with the first-three days featuring live interaction. The event hosted over 1,840 registered participants engaging in hospitality technology-focused education sessions, 18 virtual exhibit halls and multiple networking opportunities. CYBER HITEC was a virtual adaptation of the 48-year hospitality technology convention and trade show HITEC® (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Tradeshow), which traditionally is an in-person event. Also enveloped within the programming was the HFTP Annual Convention, with a hospitality finance-focused education track. CYBER HITEC will continue to be available to registrants through November 25, 2020, with access to education sessions and exhibits remaining.
Ian Millar, CHTP was selected as the 2020 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of the association and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large, specifically amongst students and hospitality professionals within Europe. Millar is a senior lecturer of IT at EHL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been a member of HFTP for 15 years and served in multiple association leadership positions including as vice-chair of the HITEC Advisory Council and on the HFTP Global Board. Millar will be honored on October 29 during HFTP's Annual Business Meeting, held virtually.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) are now offering a joint 20 percent discount for companies joining the two associations at once. The specially-designed vendor programs, HFTP's Corporate Allied Sponsorship and HTNG's Industry Partner program, offer companies access to the numerous services offered by the associations, including unique benefits that help boost company recognition.