March 2019 Legislative Update

March 2019 Legislative Update

It’s been another busy month in the 2019 session. We’ve organized the important legislation into these categories: Short-term rentals. Local hotel occupancy tax proposals: New uses of tax revenue, and new county hotel tax proposals. (We’ve listed the...
Reserving Hotel Room Blocks for a Wedding

Reserving Hotel Room Blocks for a Wedding

Wedding planning can be exciting, AND stressful. With the increasing popularity of destination weddings and the growing likelihood of out-of-town guests for even the smallest hometown events, hotels planning is a necessity for almost every wedding. Hotels need to be...

Paris Texas – No Passport Needed

Plan a trip to Paris this year, Paris Texas that is. No passport needed. This quaint town nestled in the Northeast part of the state on the western edge of the Piney Woods was named the “Best Small Town in Texas” by Kevin Heubusch in his book The New...
Baytown — Art & Industry

Baytown — Art & Industry

A Quick Look Back In 1908, an oil boom spurred the rapid development of the Goose Creek community among others (Wooster, Pelly, and Bay Town) that later became one community known as Baytown in January 1948. The Goose Creek oilfield became famous as the first offshore...
Spring Break Destinations in Texas

Spring Break Destinations in Texas

The mass migration of spring breakers is just around the corner. They’ll be headed to the hundreds of miles of Texas beaches, to the hill country rivers and hiking trails, to city parks and festivals. We have a line up of some of the more highly-trafficked hot spots,...
February 2019 Legislative Update

February 2019 Legislative Update

We are about seven weeks into the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, and the action is heating up. Fast approaching is Friday, March 8, the 60th day of 2019 Session. This is the deadline for most bills to be filed, and it also marks the date when the Legislature can...
10 Basic Requirements to Meet Your Hotel Guest Needs

10 Basic Requirements to Meet Your Hotel Guest Needs

Although most of these should be obvious, the new year is a good time to confirm that your hotel meets these 10 Basic Requirements to meet your hotel guest needs. Sadly most guests aren’t likely to praise your perfection of the basics, but they will certainly share...

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