Author: THLA Staff

Human Trafficking Prevention Training Update

April, 26 2022

BEST and Marriott and ECPAT programs approved by the State In the 2021 Legislative Session, the State Legislature passed HB 390, requiring all employees at hotels with more than 10… Read more »

Make Your Hotel Instagram Worthy

March, 31 2022

From compelling exteriors showcasing unique architecture and locations to interesting interiors, to themed rooms, noteworthy amenities, and photo-ready food and drink, hoteliers must keep a constant opportunistic eye out for experiences and visuals worth sharing.

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

March, 29 2022

  Hurricane season officially begins June 1st. Last season, NOAA updated the statistics used to determine when hurricane seasons are above, near, or below average relative to the latest climate record.… Read more »

Hotels 2022 – Spotty Recovery or Roaring Rebound?

February, 24 2022

Some forecasters predict travelers’ wanting to make up for lost time, others predict a more spotty recovery.

Ten Reasons You Can’t Resist Garland

February, 23 2022

Downtown Diversions…Head to historic downtown for a generous helping of food and fun in a setting where vintage charm and modern industrial aesthetics merge.  Tee It Up… What is better… Read more »

Federal news: Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large employers; OSHA pulls down emergency rule

January, 28 2022

Following a January 13, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court blocking OSHA’s vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS) from taking effect for employers with 100 or more employees, OSHA formally withdrew the ETS… Read more »

Alternative Accommodations

January, 27 2022

The characteristics of accommodations are changing. Alternative accommodations like Airbnb and VRBO have grown beyond being a novelty option. The pandemic altered travelers’ desires for more personalized travel experiences and… Read more »

Granbury Texas, Restore Yourself

December, 28 2021

 Restore Yourself in Granbury, Texas There are so many ways to restore yourself in Granbury, Texas, voted the Best Historic Small Town in America by the readers of USA Today,… Read more »

Child Care Scholarships- Opportunities for Hospitality Workers

November, 30 2021

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is providing extra help to the service industry, which was hit hard by the pandemic, by providing 12 months of free child care to low-income… Read more »

10 Lessons from a Texas Tourism & Hospitality Legend: Larry Woods

November, 30 2021

Larry Woods is a 54-year veteran of the tourism and hospitality industry. He began his career at the age of 13 on the San Antonio River Walk as a boat… Read more »