Category: Blog

2023 End of Session Report

June, 1 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry, but it’s not over just yet. A special session has been ordered. Read our Texas Legislature End of Session Report.

Dog Days of Summer and Pet-Friendly Hotels

May, 31 2023

Pandemic Pets are hitting the road (with their people of course). Pet-Welcoming Hotels are offering perks.

Major Issues we are Tracking

April, 27 2023

The 88th Session of the Texas Legislature is well underway. Of the 500 plus bills being tracked by THLA, the most critical relate to short-term rentals, labor and employment, hotel occupancy tax, and property tax.

How to Attract the Deal-Seeker to your Hotel

April, 27 2023

Travel demand is strong, but budgets are stretched. Travelers are looking for deals. From flash deals to room upgrades and discounts, find ways to attract the deal-seeker.

TEA Listening Tour

April, 26 2023

TEA listening tour provides industry representatives an opportunity to represent the hospitality industry and provide input to ensure that high school students are informed and prepared for the exciting occupations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

House of Representatives Chamber- Texas State Capitol

2023 Texas Legislative Session: Bills we are tracking

March, 30 2023

Updated March 30, 2023 Update: Statistics on bills filed through the 60th Day   Alcoholic Beverages   HB 115   Ortega, Lina(D) Relating to the offense of public consumption of… Read more »

Energy Saving Tips for Hotels

March, 30 2023

On average, hotels spend approximately 6% of their operating costs on energy. Consider some simple, affordable, and sustainable energy-saving options, as well as long-term infrastructure considerations.

AISD Hospitality Days Recap

March, 29 2023

THLA Education Foundation staff partnered with Arlington ISD, Arlington Texas Live!, Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, Gaylord Texan Resort & Spa, the Hotel Association of Tarrant County, Tarrant County College, and Travel and Sports Legacy Foundation in an Arlington ISD Career Awareness Day.

friends sitting at hotel swimming pool wearing swim clothes - Summer life style concept with trendy people having fun on sunny day at luxury poolside

The Law on Renting Rooms to Minors and Under-Age Guests

February, 28 2023

Texas law on renting rooms to minors. This Q&A explains the laws and provides some best practices to avoid liability.

Ethical Labor Practices in Hospitality

February, 28 2023

Many hotels were understaffed in 2022 and finding new staff remains a challenge for the hospitality industry.
Hotels must entice new hires with competitive pay, promising career paths and more.