Hotelier Weekly
January 11, 2018
Glenn Haussman, host of No Vacancy, a weekly travel industry podcast, interviewed AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers earlier this week. Rogers gave a high-level overview of AAHOA’s legislative agenda for 2018. No Vacancy is the exclusive podcast for the 2018 AAHOA Trade Show & Convention. Tune in today
Raman "R.P." Rama, president of Sarona Holdings and Premier Management Services, recently received the Most Valued Global Technology Professional Award from the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA). Rama, an AAHOA member for 26 years, accepted the award at the Transforming 2017 Global Leadership Summit for his work and leadership advancing technology in the hospitality industry for future travelers. Rama will be speaking at this year’s AAHOACON. Register today.
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Events and Happenings

Stay Current on Issues in Your Local Area
Town hall meetings are a great opportunity to get to know your regional directors and ambassadors, network and learn more about what the association is doing to advance your business. Coming up soon:

Jan. 9 – Southwest Town Hall – Denver, Colo.
Jan. 16 – Florida Town Hall – Tallahassee, Fla.
Jan. 25 – Southwest Young Professionals & Women’s Town Hall – Albuquerque, NM
Jan. 26 – Southwest Young Professionals & Women’s Town Hall – Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan. 31 – North & South Carolina Town Hall – Myrtle Beach, SC

AAHOA’s Spring National Advocacy Conference (SNAC) will take place May 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The meetings held with lawmakers over the two-day conference help the association more effectively represent the hospitality industry on Capitol Hill, and are a critical part of AAHOA’s mission to attain legislative and regulatory successes on behalf of hoteliers nationwide.
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AAHOA Education

Upcoming Webinars – January 2018
Jan. 11 – Financial Wellness 101
Jan. 11 – How Will New Tax Law Changes Impact the Hospitality Industry?
Jan. 17 – The Advantages of a Cloud-Based PMS
Jan. 23 – Understanding Bridge Financing

Check out the AAHOA Resource Library to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources. 



In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was up 9.6 percent from last year for the week ending Jan. 6, 2018, per STR. Business was positively impacted by the New Year's holiday, possibly due to strong last-minute pick-up in leisure demand on New Year's Eve. There was also continued strength in hurricane-impacted markets. For more, read the full report. Also, be sure to check out the December 2017 RevPar report.

AAHOA partners with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) to provide access to comprehensive analysis of current economic and market metrics for the hospitality industry. STRH is a leading, full-service corporate and investment bank dedicated to helping its customers successfully manage and grow their companies through a comprehensive range of strategic advisory, capital raising, risk management, financing and investment solutions. 
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Industry News
Soft brands have steadily grown since the concept began almost a decade ago. As the sector expands to target properties at lower price points, it’s set to continue on the same trajectory. (Source: Hotel News Now)
The hospitality industry has been known to struggle with talent acquisition, so now is the time to plan ahead with better internship and training programs. (Source: Hotel Management)
Guests of some Walt Disney World hotels will no longer have the option of hanging a "do not disturb" sign on their doors, part of a policy change that requires a hotel employee to enter each room at least once every 24 hours. Instead, guests will get a "room occupied" sign. (Source: New York Times)
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