From Our Blog

Snyder Texas – Southern Hospitality at its Best

April, 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 signage

April, 26 2022

City regulations governing business signage have a big impact on hotel construction, remodeling, and general operations. 

Make Your Hotel Instagram Worthy

March, 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 Here

March, 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 Periods

March, 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” Exemption

February, 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 Garland

February, 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 rule

January, 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 Update

January, 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 Accommodations

January, 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 2022

December, 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

Common Record Retention Time Periods

December, 21 2021

Updated 2021

10 Lessons from a Texas Tourism & Hospitality Legend: Larry Woods

November, 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 Experiences

November, 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 History

October, 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 »

Video Stories for Hotels

October, 27 2021

The Third Legislative Session Ended with a Big Win for the Texas Lodging Industry

October, 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 Holidays

October, 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 Travel

September, 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 Country

September, 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 know

September, 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 »