Being a member of the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA) provides you with limitless ways to save significant time and financial resources on a daily basis. As one of the thousands of hotel owners, general managers, franchisees, vendors, suppliers, municipalities and tourism professionals, you have access to our tremendous benefits to assist your properties and organizations more efficiently and profitably.

Advertising, complimentary legal advice, legislative advocacy for lodging operators, educational training, communication, and vendor programs are provided for all segments of the industry. We, also, support strategic alliances to promote the value of Texas travel and tourism.

Every member and their staffs can access all THLA resources and benefits. We want you to be acutely aware of those benefits and utilize them. The following is an overview of those benefits and we will be highlighting individual aspects of THLA benefits in upcoming issues of the Industry Update:

Member properties are listed on THLA Partner Tourism Websites –THLA group listing hotels are exclusively included on the State’s Travel & Tourism website. The State will spend over $140 million over the next two years marketing the TravelTexas website. Texas Lodging – THLA’s website showcases all of our member properties and provides hotels with invaluable innkeeper information. –– The #1 independent Texas travel website for travelers looking for inspiration and information to plan their trip to and within Texas. All THLA members are listed on the booking widget of this site.

The THLA site contains an immense Member Resources section that includes vital information on all of the laws and regulations impacting hotel operations such as:

Human Trafficking Prevention Training

By state law, all commercial lodging property employees are required to receive annual training on preventing human trafficking. THLA members have access to BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training.

ADA Information

Information to ensure your property is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, such as accommodating guests with service animals, technical standards, pool lifts, and more.

Employment Law Resources

Employment law posters, employee policies, avoiding legal pitfalls, and more.

Guest Safety and Security Resources

Information on reducing premises liability, safety and security best practices, firearms information, and property signage.

Legal FAQ

We have compiled a list of the questions that our members ask us the most and provided answers direct from THLA’s expert legal team.

Guides for Hotels Regarding Guest Issues

Sample hotel policies and guides.

Member Listings – How to Update Your Property Listings, Tutorials

Tutorials are provided to walk you through how to update your property listing with THLA

Tax Guides and Resources for Cities, Counties, Chambers, and DMOs

Tax Guides and Resources for Cities, Counties, Chambers, and DMOs

Tax Guides and Resources for Hotels

Tax Guides and Resources for Cities, Counties, Chambers, and DMOs

THLA’s Vendor Guide

THLA is proud to partner with the companies in our Vendor Guide offering the finest products and services to the hospitality industry.

The complimentary legal advice we provide is worth repeating, our attorney’s provide their cell phone number so that you may reach them anytime day or night.

Thank you for being a valued member of THLA and know that we are always here working on your behalf.

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