Author: Justin Bragiel

Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Training Law Takes Effect

December, 28 2021

As we previously reported, a new law requiring annual human trafficking prevention training for commercial lodging industry employees takes effect on January 1, 2022.  The Texas hotel industry, in coordination… Read more »

Common Record Retention Time Periods

December, 21 2021

Updated 2021 How long do I need to keep this file? It is a common question we receive. Even in the era of electronic records, it is good practice to… Read more »

The Third Legislative Session Ended with a Big Win for the Texas Lodging Industry

October, 27 2021

We are pleased to report that in Section 2 of SB 8, the Texas Legislature appropriated $180 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Governor’s office… Read more »

September 2021 COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate: Things to know

September, 27 2021

October 11th Update: Governor’s Executive Order  On October 11th, Governor Abbott issued an executive order that states, “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any… Read more »

THLA proposes bylaws amendment

September, 15 2021

THLA proposes bylaws amendment Texas Hotel & Lodging Association’s board of directors and THLA members in attendance will consider and vote on a minor amendment to the THLA bylaws at… Read more »

Hurricane Ida

August, 29 2021

Hurricane Evacuees making their own travel reservations: Click here for telephone and website contact information for hotel brands with hotels located in Texas. Updated: August 29, 2021 Hurricane Ida update:… Read more »

2021 Legislative Report

June, 7 2021

June 2021 Overview The 2021 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry.  THLA offered and passed tourism public improvement district (TPID) legislation that provided much needed… Read more »

UPDATED Safe Stay: National Industry-Wide Cleaning and Safety Standards, Plus Vaccination in the Workplace FAQ

March, 12 2021

Updated March 29, 2021 The American hotel industry released national protocols for industry-wide hotel cleaning and safety standards in response to COVID-19 last year. One year into the pandemic, safety… Read more »

Governor Updates Executive Order on Reopening Texas

March, 2 2021

Updated March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021 update: Governor Issues GA-34 Full opening of Texas businesses; repeal of statewide mask mandate: GA-34 takes effect at 12:01 am on March 10,… Read more »

Hurricane Laura Sheltering Information

August, 26 2020

Updated: August 26, 2020 Evacuees making their own travel reservations: Click here for telephone and website contact information for hotel brands with hotels located in Texas. Evacuees needing sheltering assistance:… Read more »