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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Introducing 'Your HFTP': An Updated Online Interface for HFTP Members

    HFTP is excited to announce the newly updated “Your HFTP” online account portal. “Your HFTP” allows you to successfully manage your HFTP membership online. This refreshed online interface looks and feels just like the HFTP website and (better yet) is mobile-responsive.

Top 10 Study Abroad Countries in the World - 2019 Rankings

EHL Blog·15 February 2019
In survey of over 20,000 international students, most told them that, when deciding where to study abroad, one chooses the country first over a university or specific type of program.

20 hidden secrets about chocolate

EHL Blog·13 February 2019
Chocolate is more than a familiar product: affordable and consumed worldwide, it is today part of our daily alimentation. But a few centuries ago, the “Food of Gods” was a very luxurious and singular product.

The Berceau des Sens Receives its Michelin star

EHL Blog· 6 February 2019
The Michelin Guide has awarded a star to the Berceau des Sens, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne's training restaurant. Already holding the highest Gault & Millau rating for an educational restaurant, the establishment was awarded this Michelin star, the ultimate culinary distinction, while EHL Group is in a healthy growth phase.

Have you heard of the word "Digital Detox"?

EHL Blog· 5 February 2019
Digital Detox, a combination of 'digital' (referring to digital devices of the modern society, such as smart phones, computers, and laptops) and 'detox' (meaning removal of toxic substances from a living organism) is a newly created, trending concept of removing digital exposure from daily life in order to prevent digital addiction.

Swiss hospitality market news by CNNmoney Switzerland

EHL Blog· 3 February 2019
The Swiss hotel industry has been forced to grapple with global warming and one way it has dealt with the issue has been to rethink autumn travel. Peter Kämpfer, the new general manager of the five-star Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken, says that extending the summer season is also key.

Creamy black rice risotto, powdered porcini and truffle

EHL Blog· 1 February 2019
Vegan food was the fastest growing culinary trend of 2018 as the world is embracing compassionate eating - for animals, human health, and the environment.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) becomes an Associate member of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne's (EHL) Certified Schools network.

EHL Blog·30 January 2019
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) signed an advisory agreement with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), the advisory services branch of EHL Group, on the 5th of December 2018 at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts campus in Amman, Jordan.

Hospitality: An industry of entrepreneurs

EHL Blog·28 January 2019
Have you ever dreamed of running your own business? If so, hospitality may be the right field for you.

Caramelized Pork: EHL students R&D adapted recipe

EHL Blog·27 January 2019
During their first semester, EHL students participate in a research and development (R&D) class, where they are asked to revisit a recipe.

Exploring Lausanne in one day

EHL Blog·26 January 2019
I hope the articles I have posted so far have woken your interest in exploring the wonders of Switzerland and, in particular, the Lausanne region. If so, get inspired below by my suggestions on how to get the most out of a short trip to our beautiful lakeside city.

Boost your grades with these 10 weird study tricks

EHL Blog·24 January 2019
Regardless of how well you pay attention during class, it's what you do outside of class that can make or break your grades in college. There are a lot of study tips you have probably heard several times before, such as take notes and don't cram. While those study tips and habits are beneficial, we've compiled a list of ten study tricks that may seem a bit odd, but really work.

10 non-alcoholic drinks for university night out

EHL Blog·22 January 2019
It’s Saturday night and your friends are all going out for a night on the town. You are the deisgnated driver but that doesn't mean that you should miss out on all the fun! Here are ten ideas for drinks to order that are a step up from a “regular” soft drink.

5 simple ways to start a presentation

EHL Blog·18 January 2019
Giving presentations is a big part of the college experience. Teachers assign this project as a learning process because it may often be necessary in the workplace too. After all, 70% of workersstatethat presentation skills are important for career success. As a student, it can be challenging to put together a presentation because it often seems like every student in the class winds up with nearly identical results.

Harnessing the power of storytelling in restaurants

EHL Blog·16 January 2019
“If used well, stories can stick in the customer’s mind, much longer than a memory of a bite of food, or a glass of wine.” Funnily enough, I’d like to start with a story. Years ago, I went to a restaurant in a suburb of Glasgow. An unassuming, 40-seater, tucked in between a Sainsbury’s and a kebab shop. To this day, I remember, and cherish that meal as one of the best restaurant experiences I have had.

Building Customer Loyalty in Restaurant Operations

EHL Blog·14 January 2019
Walk along the gallery leading from the hotel’s lobby towards the restaurant, and you will see photographs of Marlene Dietrich, Catherine Deneuve, Tom Hanks, Sharon Stone and many other well-known figures posing with Küchler— not the other way around. Werner Küchler has met, served, and conversed with the world’s great, rich, and famous. He has even sung to them.

A simple guide to email etiquette

EHL Blog·11 January 2019
Today, more than ever before, communication takes place from our devices and computers rather than face to face. One of the main tools that many students, employees and business owners use to communicate is email. It is estimated that by 2020,3 billion people worldwide will use email to communicate. Even though it is popular, many people don’t realize that there are rules of etiquette that go with email communication.

How to keep your sanity during exams?

EHL Blog· 9 January 2019
Regardless of which program of study you are enrolled in at EHL, exam time is invariably the most stressful time of the semester and can be overwhelming.

Caesar salad: EHL students R&D adapted recipe

EHL Blog· 7 January 2019
During their first semester, EHL students participate in a research and development (R&D) class, where they are asked to revisit a recipe. From testing new product combinations, exploring different cooking techniques and proposing original food plating, they create concepts that helps them explore and develop their creative and innovative side. Let's have a look at their adapted creations of the traditional “Caesar salad”.

3 most common questions asked by potential EHL students

EHL Blog· 5 January 2019
In my activities as EHL Student Ambassador I often get the chance to meet potential future students. During Open Days, campus tours, or Selection Day interviews, I am always happy to answer their questions.

Top 4 hospitality and tourism industry drivers

EHL Blog· 2 January 2019
In 2017, travel bookings contributed $1.7 trillionto the U.S. economy. Globally, travel was worth $7 billion as of 2016. Driving travel bookings -- and increasing revenue growth -- are four main factors. By catering to these factors, hospitality and tourism professionals can ensure continued revenue growth. Learn what's driving travel bookings, so you can tailor your service accordingly.

Top questions I get asked as an EHL ambassadors

EHL Blog·31 December 2018
As a Student Ambassador, candidates and potential students often come to me with a series of questions that shows the same main concerns for all of them. In this article, I want you to have direct access to the most frequently asked questions, so as to optimize your time and helping you making the best choice for you.

It's not hospitality, it's happitality

EHL Blog·27 December 2018
Kike Sarasola, president and founder of the Room Mate Group advocated the importance of questioning best practices when striving to have a successful and enduring business during his keynote speech at Hotco Budapest.

How to create a 3* Michelin customer experience?

EHL Blog·25 December 2018
Achieving a Three-Star Michelin Rating is something very few restaurants ever do. There are just over 160 restaurants worldwide that currently hold that distinction.

How to adapt through a turbulent environment?

EHL Blog·23 December 2018
In the past, we used to see leaders as men with strong personalities, kind of the hero image implementing their will on organizations. However the hierarchical approach with command-and-control is simply not working anymore. This does not allow a good transfer of the knowledge or information and is a real obstacle to collaborative work. A collaborative work that today reality is screaming for.

The Caribbean and Latin America as the new focus in the hotel industry

EHL Blog·21 December 2018
The Asian continent has been booming in the past few years. It still has a lot of potential and many of the leading hotel brands have several construction projects in the pipeline.

The 5 types of EHL friends you need in your life

EHL Blog·19 December 2018
With the large variety of people that you meet at EHL, it isn't hard to come across new friends. However, the distinct and unique people we meet during the rollercoaster ride called university often speaks to different aspects of ourselves (think: the party animal in you vs. the studious bookworm in you) and friendships at EHL (and life in general) are hardly a one-size-fits-all affair.


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