Category: Blog

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.

Why Hotels Should Consider Partnering with Restaurants

January, 31 2023

Unique partnerships can offer guests meals while keeping costs down and increasing brand awareness.

THLA Summer Camps Recognized

January, 23 2023

ISHA’s national award given to a program or project that best demonstrates an effective training mechanism and enhances knowledge of our travel & tourism industry.

What is Hotel Occupancy Tax?

January, 15 2023

Occupancy tax is a tax on the rental of rooms that the city, county, state or country may require; it is generally owed on the price of accommodations & generally paid by the guest.

Hotel Industry Trends for 2023

December, 29 2022

Digital Transformation and Automation, Personalization and Sustainability will continue to trend in 2023.

2023 Texas Legislative Session – Our Issues

December, 22 2022

Read about hotel occupancy tax, full funding for state tourism promotion, STR preemption and other issues THLA will adddress in 2023

Legislative Update

December, 21 2022

Bill pre-filing is underway, and THLA is preparing for the 2023 Texas legislative session.
As of December 21st, 1,457 bills have been filed, which is already a sharp increase from two years ago.