Common Record Retention Time Periods

Common Record Retention Time Periods

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 establish a policy of how long documents should be retained. This guide covers the most common records that hoteliers...
Port Isabel-Deep Roots in Texas History

Port Isabel-Deep Roots in Texas History

Port Isabel Lighthouse-A Texas Historical Commission State Site. Port Isabel is nestled in extreme south Texas just 2 1/2 miles from the pristine beaches of South Padre Island and all the amenities of a coastal adventure. Port Isabel’s deep roots in Texas...
12 Tips for Hotel Marketing During the Holidays

12 Tips for Hotel Marketing During the Holidays

As travel and economic conditions continue to recover from the global pandemic, this holiday season presents opportunities for hotels to capitalize on what has traditionally been the most lucrative time of the year for many properties. Make your list and check it...
Wellness Tourism 2021

Wellness Tourism 2021

Wellness tourism has been a growing trend for several years, but as we emerge cautiously from our shared pandemic stress, loss, and anxiety, the focus on self-care is keen.  As global restrictions ease, the demand for wellness travel continues to swell. Whether...
Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

Hurricane season officially began June 1st. Last month, NOAA updated the statistics used to determine when hurricane seasons are above, near, or below average relative to the latest climate record. Based on this update, an average hurricane season produces...
2021 Legislative Report

2021 Legislative Report

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 clarity on how Texas cities with a TPID can...
Longview- Your East Texas Adventure Awaits!

Longview- Your East Texas Adventure Awaits!

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you live nearby or are planning an overnight trip, there are activities to please every member of your party. From museums and live theatre to craft beer and artisan coffee,...
March 2021 Texas Legislative Update

March 2021 Texas Legislative Update

By: Nilesh Patel, Brian Sullivan & Justin Bragiel  We are now more than halfway into the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, committee hearings are in full swing and the action is heating up.    March 12 marked the 60th day of the 2021 Session, the deadline for most...
The Third Legislative Session Ended with a Big Win for the Texas Lodging Industry

2021 Texas Legislative Session: Bills we are tracking

Every legislative session, THLA tracks hundreds of bills that may affect the hotel industry. We want you to see what we see. Here is the list of bills we are following. We update this list as often as possible.  You can click on the bill number to see the bill’s...
Dealing with Lost and Found Property

Dealing with Lost and Found Property

THLA members often contact us with questions about how to handle items that are found on the hotel property.  This article addresses the legal status of found property, and offers some guidance on what lodging properties should do with found property. Found...
Room Pricing During an Emergency

Room Pricing During an Emergency

Room Pricing During a Disaster If the Governor declares a disaster, certain limitations are in effect for the private sector. For lodging operators, we advise that a hotel not raise its rates to levels that are higher than the rates the hotel would normally charge for...
Hotel Industry Trends 2022

Hotel Industry Trends 2022

The events of the last two years changed us. They’ve changed how we do business, changed how we travel, and they’ve shifted people’s priorities.  The pandemic affected the hospitality and travel businesses more than most and compelled the entire industry to...
Granbury Texas, Restore Yourself

Granbury Texas, Restore Yourself

 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, THREE years in a row. Just a short scenic drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is...
Personalized and Purposeful Experiences

Personalized and Purposeful Experiences

Travelers stick with brands that ‘get’ them. Data trends confirm over 80% of consumers prefer brands offering them personalized experiences. In the post-pandemic environment, travelers seek informed and purposeful experiences.  Personalization is not a perk, it’s...
Video Stories for Hotels

Video Stories for Hotels

Radisson Promotional Video Video offers hotels a great opportunity to immerse their guests in their individual stories and to showcase their amenities through their website.  Research shows that videos on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook are the...

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