Author: Monica Whitlock

Recap of the 77th Annual Short Course

February, 26 2024

Recap of the 77th Annual THLA Short Course!

Short Course attendees

Recap of the 76th Annual Short Course

January, 24 2023

THLA hosted 124 participants in the first in-person convening of the course after Covid. This professional development opportunity absolutely presents a beginning to life-long industry relationships that they can access to determine best practices and helpful resources as they progress in their careers.

THLA Summer Camps Recognized

January, 23 2023

ISHA’s national award given to a program or project that best demonstrates an effective training mechanism and enhances knowledge of our travel & tourism industry.


Hurricane Resouces for Hotels

September, 10 2022

Register your property to participate in FEMA’s Emergency Lodging Assistance Program (ELA). Hotels can seek direct payment for the rooms from FEMA’s agent, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC).  

Hurricane Resouces for Hotel Guests

May, 19 2022

Are you a storm evacuee in need of financial assistance for lodging?  We suggest contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA )

THLA and BEST partnership furthers the goal of training all hotel employees to recognize human trafficking

June, 14 2021

Austin, Texas The Texas Hotel and Lodging Association (THLA) and Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) are pleased to announce that Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 390… Read more »

Experience the Vibrant Energy of Irving

November, 28 2017

With Irving’s burgeoning visitor’s district; it’s a connection, a destination, and a state of mind. Stay & play in the convention-centric visitor’s district Irving, Texas is a whole lot of… Read more »

THLA’s 7th Annual Educational Foundation Online Auction

November, 10 2017

View and bid on the gift of travel this season!     View and bid on the gift of travel this season! THLA’s 7th Annual Online Auction begins on Thursday,… Read more »

Things To Do in Marfa Texas

September, 27 2017

This month we take a long, strange trip West. Marfa is an unlikely mixture of art, culture, and creativity located in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas. The… Read more »

Frisco Texas, Progress in Motion

July, 28 2017

This month’s feature city lives up to its motto! Frisco, Texas got its start from hardy pioneers who came to the north Texas prairie following the Preston Trail (today’s Preston… Read more »