AH&LA Releases First "Lodging Insider Report"
News from Capitol Hill Helps Hoteliers Make Informed Decisions
Washington -- AH&LA has launched a campaign to keep the industry informed on timely issues impacting their operations. The first edition of the “Lodging Insider Report” addresses key controversial issues on Capitol Hill, educating hoteliers on changing legislation, complying with new laws, and protecting your bottomline. Issues include:
- New Department of Labor regulations – DOL is targeting hotels for audits, and imposing fines and penalties for anything short of air-tight compliance.
- Proposed federal legislation from online travel companies – OTCs are asking Congress to exempt them from paying occupancy taxes. If successful, hoteliers may be the ones making up the difference.
- New Americans with Disabilities Act changes from the Department of Justice – Regulations apply to new construction and existing facilities and could incur significant costs to your property.
“Hoteliers should focus on these three issues as they will affect the way you do business,” said AH&LA Executive Vice President of Public Policy Marlene Colucci. “AH&LA is here to provide guidance on how to navigate these complex topics and serve as a strong voice for the industry in Washington.”
To learn more about these issues and what you can do to protect your property, visit . Additionally, due to hoteliers’ concerns regarding the healthcare bill, a free Webinar is available for download. AH&LA members get access to additional resources for implementing new procedures, affecting policy, and receiving timely updates.
For inquiries about AH&LA or legislative issues, please contact the association at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 289-3100.
Serving the hospitality industry for a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.