I-9 Immigration Audits On the Rise

I-9 Immigration Audits On the Rise

June 29, 2019 Justin Bragiel, THLA General Counsel In the last week, the Trump Administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up I-9 audits of businesses across the U.S., and a number of Texas hotels have reported receiving notices that...
Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels 2019

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels 2019

Hurricane season officially began June 1st.While initial forecasts predict an ‘average’ season this year, with an outlook of 13 named storms, we well know it only takes one to spell disaster.  Hotels often provide shelter from the storm in a crisis and a safe...

Galveston – It’s Island Time

Galveston Island, Texas may be well known for its 32 miles of beaches, but there’s so much more to do and see in this charming historic beach town. Home to family attractions, historic sites, a bustling cruise terminal, a thriving culinary scene and a full slate of...
How to Make a Virtual Tour for Your Hotel

How to Make a Virtual Tour for Your Hotel

With so many hotels competing for business, virtual tours can help yours stand out. Virtual tours increase user engagement and offer unique insight and perspective into your accommodations.  Travelers rely on digital media throughout the booking process and...
2019 Legislative Session Report

2019 Legislative Session Report

photo: Nan Palermo Overview The 2019 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry.  We offered and passed omnibus tourism public improvement district (TPID) legislation that will allow all Texas cities to consider the...
Donate to Texas HotelPAC

Donate to Texas HotelPAC

Texas HotelPAC helps ensure the strength of the Texas lodging industry. Through Hotel PAC contributions, we are able to communicate with legislators and policymakers and tell the story of the Texas lodging industry. Donate to Texas HotelPAC Today $ Donation...
Hotel Overbooking — A Basic Guide for Hoteliers

Hotel Overbooking — A Basic Guide for Hoteliers

Many hotels overbook rooms as part of their revenue management strategy. While advantages in overselling rooms include increasing revenue and mitigating loss, there are pros and cons in balancing your profits from this strategy with the guest experience. We’ve put...

Mount Pleasant — a Sweet Surprise

By Cara Smith Want a charming weekend escape? Head out to the sweet surprise of Mount Pleasant, a cozy city of around 15,000 people, just under a 2-hour drive east of the bright lights of Dallas. This might be Texas’s best-hidden gem, packed with relaxing family fun...

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