Category: Blog

THLA Virtual Interactive Webinar Series: Best of THLA Short Course Session 3

July, 29 2021

THLA is excited to offer the second no-cost virtual interactive webinar series, each session featuring one of our three top-rated speakers from our award-winning THLA Short Course.

Going Beyond the Brand: Personal Branding for Leaders
Top Short Course Speaker Karen McCullough, Thursday, July 15th: 2pm – 3:30pm

Wellness Tourism 2021

July, 29 2021

Wellness tourism has been a growing trend for several years, but as we emerge cautiously from our shared pandemic stress, loss, and anxiety, the focus on self-care is keen.  As… Read more »

Reserving Hotel Room Blocks for a Wedding

July, 21 2021

Wedding planning can be exciting…AND stressful. With COVID-related restrictions on the decline, destination weddings involving hotels and out-of-town guests for even the smallest events mean that advance planning by hotel… Read more »

THLA & TWC Roundtable on Labor Shortages

June, 29 2021

In response to the current labor shortage, THLA hosted a virtual meeting with the Texas Work Force Commission on June 3, 2021 to discuss strategies to attract more workers to… Read more »

Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Signed by Governor Abbott

May, 27 2021

THLA is pleased to announce that Governor Abbott has signed into law House Bill 390 (authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston) relating to annual human trafficking awareness and prevention training… Read more »

THLA Helps Secure End to Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

May, 26 2021

Earlier this month, Governor Abbott announced that Texas will opt out of additional federal pandemic-related unemployment compensation, namely the $300 weekly supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. The… Read more »

Certain Lodging Operators Eligible to Participate in SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April, 29 2021

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently distributed the below news about the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).  This new program, authorized by Congress and administered by… Read more »

Important Updates from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)

April, 29 2021

Since February 2021, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has engaged in an active email campaign informing stakeholders of major reforms the agency will be implementing this year. Most of… Read more »

March 2021 Texas Legislative Update

March, 30 2021

By: Nilesh Patel, Brian Sullivan & Justin Bragiel  We are now more than halfway into the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, committee hearings are in full swing and the action is… Read more »

2021 Texas Legislative Session: Bills we are tracking

March, 23 2021

Every legislative session, THLA tracks hundreds of bills that may affect the hotel industry. We want you to see what we see. Here is the list of bills we are… Read more »