Category: Blog

Solo Travel

April, 28 2022

Solo Travel While overall travel continues its rebound, traveling solo is one of the biggest post-pandemic travel trends. Whether it’s the pent-up yen for adventure, the hunger to expand their… Read more »

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.

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

March, 29 2022

  Hurricane season officially begins June 1st. Last season, NOAA updated the statistics used to determine when hurricane seasons are above, near, or below average relative to the latest climate record.… Read more »

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Common Record Retention Time Periods

March, 28 2022

How long do I need to keep this file? It is a common question we receive. Even in the era of electronic records, it is good practice to establish a… Read more »

THLA Welcomes Debbie Wieland- Education Outreach & Foundation Director

March, 28 2022

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association is very excited to welcome to its staff Debbie Wieland as the THLA Educational Outreach & Foundation Director!

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 »

Federal news: Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large employers; OSHA pulls down emergency rule

February, 8 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 »

Alternative Accommodations

January, 27 2022

The characteristics of lodging is changing. Read about alternative accommodations.