Hotelier Weekly
May 30, 2019
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will be a featured speaker at the 41st annual NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference June 2-4 in New York City. Jagruti will participate on the Franchising: The Growth Engine for the Industry panel on June 3. The conference features general sessions, workshops, and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities from global leaders in lodging development, investment, and finance.
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Secretary Nishant (Neal) Patel will participate in the upcoming Hotel Business Roundtable, hosted and sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, on June 5 in New York City. Jagruti and Neal will join industry peers and experts on the “The Next Wave: Educating Tomorrow’s Hospitality Leaders Diversity and Inclusion” panel. The panel will discuss how future hoteliers are being shaped and equipped to deal with issues like labor, technology, and sustainability.
AAHOA on the Hill
The U.S. Travel Association released a study that found road congestion cost the U.S. Economy $30 billion in travel spending and 248,000 jobs in 2018. The study found that traffic problems are adding hours to trips and discouraging travel. Read the full study here.
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed? North Pacific Regional Director Kamalesh (KP) Patel and South Pacific Regional Director Mike Riverside both hosted Regional Conferences & Trade Shows, Florida Regional Director Bharat Patel held a Town Hall in Fort Myers, AAHOA Member Jan Gautam was recognized on the U.S. House floor in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and so much more! Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to catch up on all the great things that have taken place!
Join us for the Regional Conference closest to you for access to top vendors, incredible networking opportunities, and region-specific industry updates you won't see anywhere else. These events are open to all hotel owners, even if you're not already a member. Plus, Lifetime Members receive a free golf shirt for attending.
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:
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Featured Member Benefit
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Industry News
According to a report made for the Oregon Tourism Commission, hospitality jobs have increased since 2010. While the report does not differentiate by part-time, full-time, or seasonal work in comparison to year-round positions, each year has seen a 3 percent increase in jobs.
(Source: KLCC 89.7)
The theme of San Antonio's recent National Travel & Tourism Week was "Travel Matters" and it places a spotlight on the importance community plays for San Antonio buisinesses. The San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association donates funds to the Angel Buys program, which supports need-based organizations and educational scholarships in the industry.
(Source: My San Antonio)
The hotel industry is hectic. It's busy, it's exhausting, and it changes every day. However, with these challenges also come great rewards. Job stability, constant demand, and the ability to get creative are among the top reasons to choose this career path, along with perks in the industry and the potential for some serious professional development.
(Source: CEO World)
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