2017 Legislative Update – Hotel Tax Bills

Hotel Occupancy Tax Bills – 2017 Legislative Session   This legislative session, over 50 bills were filed that directly affect local hotel occupancy taxes. Here is a summary of the hotel occupancy tax bills that we are tracking and working on.  ...

March 2017 Legislative Update

Texas Legislature March 2017 Update During each legislative session, THLA monitors every bill that is filed at the Legislature to determine whether it would have an impact on the Texas lodging and tourism industry.  For those that have a positive or negative impact,...

AHLA 2017 Lodging Industry by the Numbers

The American Hotel & Lodging Association just released it’s 2017 Economic Impact Study conducted by Oxford Economics. The data reveals the hotel and lodging industry as a powerful driver of economic growth contributing over $540 billion dollars to the GDP,...

Converge on the Capitol Recap

Thank You for Attending the 2017 Converge on the Capitol The 9th Biennial Converge on the Capitol was an astounding success! On February 16, over 725 hoteliers and lodging and tourism industry professionals came together to meet with their Texas State Senators and...

THLA Tips – Wellness Tourism

THLA Tips – Wellness Tourism Many finicky travelers are just looking for a good night's sleep, a long hot bath, maybe a little aromatherapy, or a rejuvenating getaway.  Do you offer cushy beds, high thread-count linens, or black-out curtains?   How...

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace By Justin Bragiel, THLA General Counsel Hotels should be educated on how to avoid allegations of discrimination by pregnant employers.  Here are some basic facts you should know: Federal law protects pregnant employees...

2017 Legislative Session: February Update

2017 Texas Legislative Session:  February Update It’s the end of February, and the 2017 Texas Legislative Session rounds out its second month.  February moves quickly with bill filing, committee formation, and the start of debate on proposed...

AAHOA National Convention San Antonio 2017

Register for the 2017 AAHOA National Convention & Trade Show – San Antonio April 11, 2017 — April 14, 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) will hold its national convention...

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