Nearly 300 hoteliers from across the country converged in D.C.
this week for the AAHOA Spring National Advocacy Conference, where they met
with more than 200 senators and representatives to share their stories about
how tax reform, ADA lawsuits, joint employer standards and more impact their
Earlier this week, AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala testified before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access. In her remarks, Panwala focused on the impact of the travel and tourism industry on the American economy. She also highlighted the contributions of hotels and discussed the challenges the industry faces.
The AAHOA Young Professionals Brand Development Day with RLH
Corporation took place this past week in Washington, D.C. This marks the first
of ten brand development days AAHOA is holding throughout the year. Seats for
these events fill quickly, so reserve your seats now
to participate in future
Town halls are a great opportunity to build your professional network and to learn more about the AAHOA programs and resources available to help you strengthen every aspect of your business. These events are open to all hotel owners, even if you're not already a member. Coming up soon:
May 15 - Southeast Texas Town Hall - Houston, TX
May 15 - South Carolina Town Hall - Charleston, SC
May 21 South Central Texas Town Hall - McAllen, TX
May 21 Gulf & Mid South Joint Town Hall - West Memphis, AR
May 22 - Florida Town Hall - Fort Myers, FL
May 22 - South Central Texas Town Hall - Cotulla, TX
May 22 - Gulf Town Hall - Springdale, AR
May 23 - North Texas Town Hall - Lubbock, TX
May 24 - North Texas Town Hall - Amarillo, TX
May 30 - AAHOA and OHLA Joint Spring Seminar and State Fire Marshal Training - Dayton, OH
May 31 - AAHOA and OHLA Joint Spring Seminar and State Fire Marshal Training - Akron, OH
Last week, AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel and Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala spoke at the HD Expo in Las Vegas. Hitesh (HP) Patel spoke on HD Expo's signature event - the Owners' Roundtable - and Jagruti Panwala shared her insights on "The Future is Female: When Women Lead" Panel.
AAHOA Immediate Past Chairman Bhavesh Patel spoke at the Red
Roof Regional Meeting in Chicago this past week, where he shared AAHOA and
industry updates with Red Roof Inns owners.
Upcoming Webinars – May 2018
– Green Roofs: A Beautiful, Sustainable and Profitable Addition to Your Hotel
– Effective Sales Questions: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
– Lessons Learned in Valuing, Marketing, and Selling Your Hotel
– Ditch the Drops: Pool Testing Made Easy
Check out the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM
to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources.
As SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, "Midscale led the segments last week at +4.4%. Last week was a relatively clean comp (ex-hurricane impact). We continue to see Transient demand leading Group for most weeks." For more, read the full 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.
- No booking fee in 2018 for AAHOA members
- HotelBids is an Online/App to fill last-minute empty rooms
- Lowest booking fee of 7 percent and it will never increase
- No parity issues - we do not publish hotel rates
- Hotels control their rates and room inventory
- We donate one sleeping bag to the homeless for every booking done on Hotelbids
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Online hotel bookings are increasing dramatically, however search engines are finding the volume on travel-related keywords is decreasing. The starting point for online bookings is no longer search engines, but rather a metasearch engine. (Source: tnooz)
Mark your calendars because four years from now you will be able to visit the world's first luxury space hotel. "Our goal is to make space accessible to all," says Frank Bunger the CEO and founder of Orion Span. (Source: CNN)
The next generation of hospitality leaders will be expected to transform their businesses and adapt technology-driven business models. According to a report by Hospitality & Leadership, the next generation of travel leaders must be data and technology-savvy. (Source: Travel Pulse)