From Our Blog

Falfurrias – the Land of Heart’s Delight

January, 24 2023

Falfurrias is a popular tourist destination, known for excellent hunting and as a pit stop for travelers in the Rio Grande Valley. Visit the Land of Heart’s Delight.

Eagle Pass – The Best Border Town in Texas

December, 29 2022

If you’re looking for a tranquil place to relax, do some shopping, play golf, and perhaps try your luck at a game of chance, Eagle Pass is the place for you.

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.

2023 Texas Legislative Session: Bills we are tracking

December, 21 2022

Updated Dec. 21, 2022   Alcoholic Beverages   HB 115   Ortega, Lina(D) Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours. Remarks: Expands areas where… Read more »

Video Marketing for Hotels – the Rise of TikTok and Instagram Reels

November, 30 2022

Expedia predicts 82% of all internet consumer traffic in the hospitality industry will have been video focused.
Here are some general best practices to make video a solid cornerstone of your marketing strategy.

12 Tips for Hotel Holiday Marketing 2022

October, 28 2022

As the travel industry continues its rebound, pent-up wanderlust may see more travelers considering ‘Hotel for the Holidays’, presenting more opportunities for hotels.See our 12 Tips for Holiday Marketing.

Holidays Around the Bay!

October, 27 2022

Bay Area Houston, a charming region nestled between the big-city allure of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, is gearing up for the Holidays!

2022 Hotel Summer Camps Recap

October, 26 2022

The Texas Hotel and Lodging Association (THLA) is proud to present a recap of its High School Three-Day Hotel Summer camps hosted in Houston at the Hilton University of Houston and in Dallas at the Westin Galleria Dallas, during the month of June.

How to Bring the Business Traveler Back to Your Hotel

September, 29 2022

While leisure travel has almost fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, the lucrative business traveler has been slower to rebound. Recent predictions, however, promise a robust return of the business traveler in 2023. 

Palestine Texas, Where the Dogwoods Bloom

September, 28 2022

Centrally located between Dallas and Houston, know for their Piney Woods full of blooming dogwoods,make sure Palestine is on your getaway shortlist!

Welcome Garrett Coppedge to THLA

September, 28 2022

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association is very excited to welcome to its staff Garrett Coppedge as Associate General Counsel! Garrett joined THLA in February of this year, and has now… Read more »

Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program Details

September, 27 2022

July 28th Update: The Office of the Governor has delayed the application dates for the TTIRP

Hurricane Resouces for Hotels

September, 10 2022

Register your property to participate in FEMA’s Emergency Lodging Assistance Program (ELA). Hotels can seek direct payment for the rooms from FEMA’s agent, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC).  

Getaway to Georgetown this Fall

September, 9 2022

Close your eyes and set the scene: a picturesque Fall stroll on ‘The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!’

Google’s New Search Algorithm and How it Affects Hotels

September, 8 2022

Google’s New Search Algorithm and How it Affects Hotels
Google launched a new search engine algorithm update this August, further fine-tuning relevant high-quality content search results.

THLA Partners with Adesso Capital

August, 24 2022

THLA is proud to announce a partnership with Adesso Capital to help Texas hoteliers access much-needed federal pandemic recovery funds.

GSA releases FY 2023 per diem rates

August, 24 2022

The federal General Services Agency (GSA) just announced new federal lodging per diem rates for Fiscal Year 2023

Hotel Management Books to Read, Summer 2022

August, 24 2022

Hopefully, you have some time to lounge by a lake or a pool during this sweltering summer and read a good book. Even if you’re only camping out by your breezy AC, it’s still a good time to catch up on your hospitality knowledge.

Navasota – So much, so close!

August, 22 2022

Being a charming and historic community, Navasota frequently attracts visitors and residents alike that are looking for fun weekend activities.

Lubbock – the “Hub City”

June, 20 2022

Home to world-renowned artists, iconic musicians, a state-of-the-art theater, award-winning wineries, and a diverse selection of cuisine, Lubbock, Texas holds an unexpected find around every corner.

Hurricane Resouces for Hotel Guests

May, 19 2022

Are you a storm evacuee in need of financial assistance for lodging?  We suggest contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA )

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 »

Snyder Texas – Southern Hospitality at its Best

April, 27 2022

Nestled deep in the heart of West Texas,Snyder is named for merchant and buffalo hunter William Henry (Pete) Snyder, who built a trading post on Deep Creek in 1878.

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.