July-August 2011

Cover Story:

What Are You Worth?

Abigail A. Lorden, Editor-in-Chief

It its first-ever salary survey, HT polled a sample of 275 executives from across the hotel and restaurant industries, representing a variety of sub-segments, departments, and titles, to find out how much they're earning, plus insight into the education level, length of work-week, and benefits packages that are common among hotel and restaurant executives.


IT Gender Gap

Abigail A. Lorden, Editor-in-Chief

Are women working in hospitality subject to disparities in compensation? HT's 2011 Salary Survey offers some answers.

Property Wide:

PMS in the Cloud

Tammy Mastroberte, Contributing Editor

What are the benefits and challenges of operating a property management system in the cloud? Hoteliers debunk cloud-based PMS myths and reveal some of the payoffs they have experienced by moving to a cloud computing model.

Speed & Service:

8 Steps to Better Bandwidth

Lisa Terry, Contributing Editor

Guest media and entertainment consumption is driving demand for more bandwidth in hotels at a rate that is much faster than in many other locations offering Wi-Fi. Get the most out of the bandwidth that you have with these top strategies.

Killer Apps:

Menus Meet iPad

Christina Volpe, Associate Editor

iPad app helps the Columbia, Md.-based, 300-plus seat Victoria Gastro Pub turn 60-page drink menu into a multi-qualifier, searchable sales tool.

Last Words:

Location-Based Services Show Potential

Cihan Cobanoglu, Ph.D., CHTP

Location-based services represent a new revenue stream for hospitality, just make sure you avoid the one major pitfall.

Vantage Point:

QR Codes 101

Carrie Copeland, Director of Interactive Marketing, Fontainebleau Miami

Fontainebleau's director of interactive marketing lays out campaign management and integration strategies for quick response bar codes.

Point of Sale:

2011 POS Innovations: Mobility on the March

Tim Clark, Contributing Editor

The point-of-sale supplier marketplace is getting serious about mobile offerings as established technology vendors, as well as a number of new startups, are entering into the mobile fray. HT recaps eight mobile POS releases from 2011.


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