From Our Blog

Orange County- A Southeast Texas Destination

January, 25 2021

From museums to historical sites, nature trails to festivals, there is something in Orange County for everyone to enjoy. Through the joint efforts and support of residents, city and county… Read more »

THLA Partners with TransPecos Banks to Provide Easier Access to PPP Loans

January, 20 2021

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA) has partnered with TransPecos Banks, a Texas state savings bank headquartered in San Antonio, to be the endorsed source for hotel  owners to obtain… Read more »

Congress Passes Additional COVID Relief Bill

December, 30 2020

We are pleased to report that Congress has officially passed into law its latest form of COVID-19 relief legislation, the Coronavirus Response And Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (the “Act”).  This… Read more »

San Marcos- Your SMTXperience Awaits

December, 28 2020

Placed on the banks of the beautiful San Marcos River and saturated with all the charm of the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is one of the top getaways in… Read more »

Flu Vaccine Materials for your staff

December, 28 2020

With both flu and COVID-19 circulating this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. To keep your employees and customers healthy, you can play an important role… Read more »

Conroe- 7 Adventures For Outdoor Fun All Year Round

November, 30 2020

From a fall foliage hike, to a dip in the lake to cool off during the summer, Conroe has outdoor activities that will make you fall in love with Texas… Read more »

THLA’s Town Hall Efforts Win an ISHA Award

November, 24 2020

For the second consecutive year THLA’s Membership Team has won the 2020 International Society of Hotel Associations (ISHA) Award for Excellence for Membership.  This marks the seventh time in the… Read more »

Texas Election Recap

November, 18 2020

Written summary from Texas Lobby Partners: A lot of money was spent, and the status quo remains for the most part (assuming 2 recounts do not change the election night… Read more »

Give The Gift of Texas – Campaign Toolkit

November, 13 2020

THLA is proud to support our friends at the Governor’s office in their effort to promote travel in our state. This holiday season, Travel Texas is encouraging Texans and future travelers… Read more »

Human Trafficking Training is Important in the COVID-19 Pandemic

November, 13 2020

By: Katie Amodei Within the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been another crisis brewing. While hotels have been grappling with budget shortfalls, staff furloughs, and social distancing guidelines—human traffickers have not… Read more »

Lindale- Home to Country Music Superstar Miranda Lambert

October, 27 2020

Written by Jessie Prestridge Who could imagine a world without country music? Who in their right mind would want to! Country Music Superstar Miranda Lambert certainly never has, and she… Read more »

Dealing with Lost and Found Property

October, 26 2020

This article addresses the legal status of found property, and offers some guidance on what lodging properties should do with found property.

State of the Industry Webinar

September, 29 2020

On September 29, local hotel associations representing Texas’ major metro areas hosted a “State of the Industry” webinar.  The event featured three prominent presenters: Mike Toomey (Chief Operating Officer of… Read more »

Baycations are Better!

September, 29 2020

Bay Area Houston is a charming bayside region nestled midway between the big-city allure of Houston and the wide-open beaches of Galveston. It also serves as the third largest marina… Read more »

Hilton Americas- Houston Recognized for Extraordinary Measures Taken to Assist Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

September, 28 2020

HOUSTON, TX – August 24, 2020 – Hilton Americas-Houston has been named a 2020 honoree for Houston Business Journal’s Business Impact Award. This specific award is bestowed on businesses that… Read more »

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Proposes Rule Addressing Independent Contractor Status

September, 28 2020

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule offering clarity to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act… Read more »

Durwood Gould Educational Scholarship

September, 3 2020

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Durwood Gould, an outstanding hotelier we lost too soon. Durwood worked in… Read more »

Stephenville–The Cowboy Capital of the World

August, 28 2020

Come see why Stephenville has been listed among “The 100 Best Small Towns in America!”   Stephenville is the Erath County seat and is located about 70 miles southwest of… Read more »

Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) program provides temporary $300 benefit to unemployed Texans

August, 27 2020

Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order directing funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to a create a temporary $300 weekly federal unemployment benefit for unemployment… Read more »

Hurricane Laura Sheltering Information

August, 26 2020

Updated: August 26, 2020 Evacuees making their own travel reservations: Click here for telephone and website contact information for hotel brands with hotels located in Texas. Evacuees needing sheltering assistance:… Read more »

Meet Zach Glenn, THLA’s Chairman of the Board, 2020

August, 26 2020

THLA is delighted to welcome Zach Glenn  to the role of THLA’s Chairman of the Board for 2020. Zach has served on the THLA board since 2016. As an instrumental… Read more »

Hurricane Laura

August, 24 2020

Hurricane Evacuees making their own travel reservations: Click here for telephone and website contact information for hotel brands with hotels located in Texas. Updated: August 27, 2020 Hurricane Laura update:… Read more »

Victoria – Explore the Rich History

July, 29 2020

Explore Victoria In Victoria you’ll discover a captivating town with a deep history, vibrant culture, amazing food, and live music – all just a hop, skip, and a jump from… Read more »

New Supreme Court case holds federal law protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

July, 29 2020

The United States Supreme Court ruled last month in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that a hallmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.  Justice Neil… Read more »

Main Street Lending Program Explained

June, 25 2020

By Nilesh Patel & Brian Sullivan Updated: July 8, 2020 On June 8, the Federal Reserve announced several changes to the Main Street Lending Program to allow more small to… Read more »

Pearland- PrePEAR to Love it!

June, 25 2020

A trip to Pearland isn’t complete without stopping by for art, culture, food, and fun in this Texas Gulf Coast city. Discover the many things to do in Pearland situated… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

June, 22 2020

Hurricane season officially began June 1st. While initial forecasts predict an ‘average’ season this year, with an outlook of 13 to 19 named storms, we well know it only takes… Read more »

Employment Law Posters

June, 8 2020

Updated June 8, 2020 All employers are required by law to post certain federal and state employment law posters in a prominent location at the place of business. A hotel… Read more »

Rockwall, Rockin’ on the Lake

May, 26 2020

Good Music. Good Times. Hometown. Rockwall is situated on scenic Lake Ray Hubbard, just 22 miles east of downtown Dallas on Interstate 30. The smallest county in Texas has the… Read more »

Texas Workforce Commission answers questions about unemployment benefits

April, 13 2020

Updated April 29, 2020 Webinar On April 13, THLA hosted a webinar with experts at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). We asked the TWC questions about applying for unemployment benefits,… Read more »