From Our Blog

GSA releases FY 2024 per diem rates

August, 17 2023

The federal General Services Agency (GSA) just announced new federal lodging per diem rates for Fiscal Year 2024

Wimberley, a Hidden Gem in the Texas Hill Country!

June, 27 2024

Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Wimberley offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, culture, unique shopping, delectable dining, and warm hospitality.

Staff Retention Strategies for Hotels

June, 27 2024

Maintaining optimal staffing capacity is critical for giving guests the service they expect and reducing turnover costs. See some strategies for staff retention here.

Explore Bastrop County!

May, 28 2024

As the pine and oak forests in Central Texas, Bastrop County embodies the outdoors, with plenty of friendly nature to share in the area affectionately known as The Lost Pines Region. With hiking, biking, watersports, art and more, explore Bastrop County!

DOL Overtime Rule Lawsuit

May, 28 2024

THLA has joined AHLA and other business groups in a lawsuit against the DOL to block the rule from taking effect.

Culinary Tourism and Hotels

May, 28 2024

Culinary tourism is at the top of the list for experieential travel. See how your hotel can tempt the culinary tourist.

Insurance Coverage for Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Claims

May, 28 2024

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“TVPRA”) provides a civil cause of action against entities that perpetrate or “benefit” from human trafficking.

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels 2024

May, 28 2024

Hurricane season begins June 1st and will last to November 30th. The 2024 Season is predicted to be very active. Monitor your preparedness.

Glen Rose Texas, You Gotta Go to Glen Rose

April, 30 2024

You gotto go to Glen Rose! See the dinosaur tracks, the petrified wood buildings, and meet the warm-hearted people who call Glen Rose home.

Storytelling and Instagram for Hotel Marketing

April, 30 2024

Instagram Stories is a powerful marketing tool that allows you to showcase your facilities, create your unique visual identity, and reach a larger audience. Read some tips here.

2024- DOL Overtime Ruling

April, 30 2024

The new DOL rule raises the minimum salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime pay.

Texas Senate’s interim charge on HOT-related legislation

April, 30 2024

Texas Senate considers greater hotel tax transparency.

Hotel Pool Safety Requirements

March, 26 2024

Tips to minimize and prevent pool and spa-related injuries, as well as information on what Texas law requires

Texas Leads the Way to Court Victory on Challenging NLRB’s “Joint Employer” Rule

March, 26 2024

Important legal victory – a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint-employer rule

Exploring the Future of Hospitality: A Recap of the 2024 THLA Hotel Summer Camps

March, 26 2024

Highly anticipated Texas Hotel Summer Camps are open. Available in three vibrant cities—Houston, Fort Worth, and Bryan College Station.

Kerrville Texas – Beautifully Crafted

March, 26 2024

The past meets the present in beautifully crafted Kerrville. Learn about it’s rich history, Hill Country adventures, and rich art and culture.

The Growing Demand for Extended Stays in Hotels

March, 26 2024

The post-pandemic working environment made extended stay one of the fastest-growing segments in hospitality. Read aboout demand and benefits here.

Digital Spring Cleaning- Review and Access Your Lodging Listing

March, 26 2024

Spring cleaning is upon us and now is the time to view and make any updates to your property listing via our website.

The Corporate Transparency Act and its Implications for Hotel Owners in Texas

February, 27 2024

A new federal law, the Corporate Transparency Act, recently went into effect as of January 1, 2024, and has serious implications for many hotel owners across Texas.

TABC Compliance Reports are Due Soon!

February, 27 2024

TABC Compliance Reports are due by March 31, 2024!

Texas Hotels and the Solar Eclipse 2024

February, 27 2024

Most models predict Texas will have almost 1.3 million visitors for the phenomenon. Get your lodging ready.

Hospitality High School Highlights

February, 26 2024

Omni Dallas Hotel and Richardson High School (RHS) have come together in an exciting collaboration to provide students with an immersive and innovative learning experience in the world of hospitality. Introducing the “Hospitality Hub.”

Recap of the 77th Annual Short Course

February, 26 2024

Recap of the 77th Annual THLA Short Course!

The lively hotel lobby, suggestions to transform your space

January, 31 2024

First impressions are lasting. Your lobby sets the mood for the guest experience. Here are some suggestions for livening up your lobby

THLA Receives Award of Excellence for 2023 Governmental Affairs Program

January, 30 2024

THLA Receives Award of Excellence for 2023 Governmental Affairs Program

Brownsville – On the Border, by the Sea and Beyond

January, 29 2024

Brownsville, Texas is a multifaceted destination with a colorful variety of history, culture, food, and a view of the future. From the Charro Festival, to the SpaceX Starbase, to the Taco Trail, savor the border in Brownsville.

Hotel Industry Trends to Watch 2024

December, 29 2023

While the hotel industry continues to evolve, many past trends have become standard operating procedure. Sustainability, eco-friendly efforts, techno-savvy business practices, and personalization are no longer trendy, they’re expected.

End of Year Document Clean-Up 2023

December, 28 2023

At the end of the year, it is time to store away documents and get ready for the next year. But, how long do you need to keep those files?

Seize the Bay in Baytown

December, 28 2023

Nestled in the Gulf Coast just 30 minutes east of Houston, Baytown, Texas, emerges as a captivating destination for both business and leisure travelers alike.

Come Seize the Bay!

Geopolitical Turmoil’s Impact on the Tourism Industry

November, 29 2023

Geopolitical turmoil impacts the tourism industry both directly and indirectly. While Texas is relatively unaffected by recent conflicts, there are reasons to stay vigilant.

The Growth of Mid-Market Hotels

October, 31 2023

Mid-market, or ‘Premium Economy’ hotels are on the rise. In the past, hotels have been been categorized as either luxury or budget hotels, but with the growing demands and desires of travelers wanting more comfort and amenities without extravagant spending, many hotels are finding a sweet spot in the middle.