Category: Blog

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 »

Join us for the 11th Biennial Converge on the Capitol – Virtually

March, 4 2021

Virtual Converge on the Capitol is an opportunity for you and your colleagues to participate in the legislative process.  Your virtual visit with your legislative leaders and their staff lets them… Read more »

Governor Updates Executive Order on Reopening Texas

March, 2 2021

Updated March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021 update: Governor Issues GA-34 Full opening of Texas businesses; repeal of statewide mask mandate: GA-34 takes effect at 12:01 am on March 10,… Read more »

Important Updates on the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

January, 27 2021

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a tax credit aimed to incentivize businesses to keep employees on their payroll despite revenue reductions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress originally created… Read more »

THLA Partners with TransPecos Banks to Provide Easier Access to PPP Loans

January, 20 2021

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA) has partnered with TransPecos Banks, a Texas state savings bank headquartered in San Antonio, to be the endorsed source for hotel  owners to obtain… Read more »

Flu Vaccine Materials for your staff

December, 28 2020

With both flu and COVID-19 circulating this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. To keep your employees and customers healthy, you can play an important role… Read more »

THLA’s Town Hall Efforts Win an ISHA Award

November, 24 2020

For the second consecutive year THLA’s Membership Team has won the 2020 International Society of Hotel Associations (ISHA) Award for Excellence for Membership.  This marks the seventh time in the… Read more »

Give The Gift of Texas – Campaign Toolkit

November, 13 2020

THLA is proud to support our friends at the Governor’s office in their effort to promote travel in our state. This holiday season, Travel Texas is encouraging Texans and future travelers… Read more »

Human Trafficking Training is Important in the COVID-19 Pandemic

November, 13 2020

By: Katie Amodei Within the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been another crisis brewing. While hotels have been grappling with budget shortfalls, staff furloughs, and social distancing guidelines—human traffickers have not… Read more »

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Dealing with Lost and Found Property

October, 26 2020

This article addresses the legal status of found property, and offers some guidance on what lodging properties should do with found property.