Local Seminars

We travel across the Lone Star State to provide over 50 seminars every year and offer training, advice, and education about local, state, and national issues facing our industry. Check the upcoming seminar schedule or call us at 512-474-2996 to schedule a seminar in your area. 

Member Resources

THLA members have exclusive access to all of our online educational and training resources. Explore our Member Resources page to find answers to all of your legal and operational questions.

AH&LA Educational Institute

The American Hotel & Lodging Associaiton Educational Institue (AHLEI) is the premier provider of hospitality training and certifications worldwide. They offer the best products, programs and certifications for hospitality professionals looking for further education and training in our industry.  Visit to learn about the resources available to you and your staff through the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

THLA's Short Course

Recognized as the “Best Educational Program” in the nation by the International Society of Hotel Association Executives, THLA's Short Course attracts mid-level and aspiring hospitality professionals from all facets of hotel operations, from trainees to supervisors to department heads to general managers. 

Held each January at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management in Houston, the Short Course is a week-long event that provides invaluable training on all major aspects of lodging operations. Instructors for the Short Course are drawn from hospitality figures of international reputation, as well as professors at the Conrad N. Hilton College. 

For information on Short Course, call 512-474-2996.

THLA's Advanced Short Course

For employees who have already experienced the quality of the award-winning Short Course, THLA offers a two-day Advanced Short Course each January. This program is an exceptional educational event created to complement the experience of our regular Short Course and to provide information and training for the seasoned hotelier.