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Snyder Texas – Southern Hospitality at its BestApril, 27 2022
Nestled deep in the heart of West Texas,Snyder is named for merchant and buffalo hunter William Henry (Pete) Snyder, who built a trading post on Deep Creek in 1878.
Supreme Court ruling upholds cities’ ability to regulate advertising signageApril, 26 2022
City regulations governing business signage have a big impact on hotel construction, remodeling, and general operations.
Make Your Hotel Instagram WorthyMarch, 31 2022
From compelling exteriors showcasing unique architecture and locations to interesting interiors, to themed rooms, noteworthy amenities, and photo-ready food and drink, hoteliers must keep a constant opportunistic eye out for experiences and visuals worth sharing.
Buda Texas, Breathe Easy HereMarch, 30 2022
Located 15 minutes south of Downtown Austin, Buda is known for small-town charm and homegrownroots in the midst of a metropolis.
Common Record Retention Time PeriodsMarch, 28 2022
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 keep.
Hotels 2022 – Spotty Recovery or Roaring Rebound?February, 24 2022
Some forecasters predict travelers’ wanting to make up for lost time, others predict a more spotty recovery.
The Hotel Occupancy Tax “Permanent Resident” ExemptionFebruary, 24 2022
There are often questions about whether the permanent resident exemption to the state and local hotel occupancy tax applies to a given situation, and at what point in time the… Read more »
Ten Reasons You Can’t Resist GarlandFebruary, 23 2022
From Culture to Cowhides, here are 10 Reasons you Can’t Resist Garland
Federal news: Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large employers; OSHA pulls down emergency ruleJanuary, 28 2022
Following a January 13, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court blocking OSHA’s vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS) from taking effect for employers with 100 or more employees, OSHA formally withdrew the ETS… Read more »
Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Training: January UpdateJanuary, 28 2022
Training Programs: As THLA previously reported, Texas’s new human trafficking prevention training requirement for hotel employees formally took effect on January 1st. The new law is administered by the Texas… Read more »
Alternative AccommodationsJanuary, 27 2022
The characteristics of lodging is changing. Read about alternative accommodations.
Port Aransas – Live the Island Life!January, 26 2022
Proudly anchored in tradition, generations of Texans have made the laid-back coastal town their annual vacation destination. Discover ‘Port A’
Hotel Industry Trends 2022December, 29 2021
The pandemic affected the hospitality and travel industries more than most an compelled them to innovate and adapt. See top trends for 2022
10 Lessons from a Texas Tourism & Hospitality Legend: Larry WoodsNovember, 30 2021
Larry Woods is a 54-year veteran of the tourism and hospitality industry. He began his career at the age of 13 on the San Antonio River Walk as a boat… Read more »
Personalized and Purposeful ExperiencesNovember, 29 2021
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. … Read more »
Port Isabel-Deep Roots in Texas HistoryOctober, 28 2021
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… Read more »
The Third Legislative Session Ended with a Big Win for the Texas Lodging IndustryOctober, 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 »
12 Tips for Hotel Marketing During the HolidaysOctober, 27 2021
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… Read more »
Eco-Friendly TravelSeptember, 30 2021
Hotels and resorts have been going green for years, but what used to be a trend is now an expectation for eco-friendly travelers. Sustainable hospitality does less harm to the… Read more »
Dripping Springs – Gateway to the Hill CountrySeptember, 28 2021
History, Arts and Culture, Shopping, Restaurants, Sports and Events, Hotels and Lodging Dripping Springs is well-known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country” and is also, recognized as the official, “Wedding Capital of… Read more »
September 2021 COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate: Things to knowSeptember, 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 »