Hotelier Weekly
November 21, 2018
AAHOA hosted 28 regional meetings in 2018, with 5,330 total attendees across all the events and education covering topics from human trafficking awareness training to tax law updates to choosing the right flag for your property. Thank you to our hosts, regional directors, sponsors, guest speakers, exhibitors, and attendees for once again making us the leader in connecting owners with everything they need to make money, save money, and protect their investments. See you in 2019!
More businesses were sued for their website being non-compliant in the first half of 2018 than all of 2017. AAHOA has partnered with DigiPro through our relationship with the National Restaurant Association to offer a solution for hotel owners to ensure their websites are ADA compliant. Click here to learn more and start protecting your business now.
AAHOA on the Hill
AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers issued the following statement regarding the leadership elections that took place in the House and Senate, “America’s hoteliers congratulate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on their elections to lead their parties in the 116th Congress. We look forward to working with them to prioritize small business owners and the employees who keep America’s economic engine running." Click here to read the full press release.
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Events and Happenings
What did you miss this week? Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view our members doing great things! Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala was the featured speaker at the inaugural American Bazaar Women Entrepreneurs Forum, Gulf Regional Director Girish (Gary) Patel was recognized by the State of Arkansas, and more.
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:
AAHOA Education
The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 4 from 3-4 PM ET called "Latest News From The Technology Research Teams." Hear about the recent work of the Better Buildings Technology Research Teams and how it can benefit your organization. Click here to register.
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Ecolab provides comprehensive cleaning programs, combined with unparalleled service and expert training, to help you achieve success in areas most critical to your business: guest satisfaction, operational efficiency, employee safety, and food safety. We partner with our hospitality customers to keep operations running smoothly with regular visits from Ecolab representatives and 24/7/365 customer support.
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Celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning global family of hotels located in over 100 countries and territories that offers accommodations for all types of travelers.
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Featured Member Benefit
- Discounted set-up fee and monthly costs through AAHOA program
- Industry leading cloud-based PMS
- If you sign up with AutoClerk and Chase, AAHOA will pay your set-up fee and 1st month's cost
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Industry News
The vast majority of Americans believe Congress should pass a bill, now pending, to address priority repairs at the 418 national park sites across the country, according to a poll released on Nov. 19. Conducted by the opinion and market research company SSRS for The Pew Charitable Trusts, the poll found that 76 percent of respondents favor a plan before Congress to set aside up to $6.5 billion over the next five years to help address the nearly $12 billion repair backlog plaguing the National Park Service. (Source: PEW)
As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond. On January 1, and throughout the coming year, employers across the nation must address a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local obligations. This article summarizes the laws and regulations taking effect in 2019 that will impact most employers, and highlights some anticipated activity in the coming months. (Source: TLNT)
Eight prominent Indian American women in diverse fields, ranging from politics and business to civil rights activism and astrophysics, were honored at the inaugural American Bazaar Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Gala held in Bethesda, MD, just outside Washington, DC. The honorees included well-known Indian Democratic Party fundraiser and art collector Mahendra Tak, renowned immigration lawyer Sheela Murthy, AAHOA's own Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala, and NASA astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta. (Source: The American Bazaar)
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