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From Reuse To Compost—Hotels Aim To Minimize Food Waste

Hotels are using innovative methods to reduce food waste and lower their carbon footprint. Organizations like the American Hotel & Lodging Association have started programs to prompt properties across the country to discover their own methods of producing less food ...

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AHLA Applauds Secretary John Kelly for Expanding H-2B Visas

On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced his commitment to expanding the number of H-2B seasonal guest worker visas available this fiscal year. American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Katherine Lugar issued a statement in support ...

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Study: Hotels Unprepared For Data Breaches

Hospitality Technology’s 2017 Lodging Technology Study found that most hotels are unprepared for potential payment and data breaches. Nearly three in four hotels do not have breach protection and less than half take security measures like end-to-end cardholder data encryption ...

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Slow Growth for Hotel Jobs in D.C.

While Washington D.C. has a thriving tourism market, the hotel industry’s share of the local job market has been trending downward for almost 20 years. In 1990, 1.9 percent of the region’s workers were employed at a hotel. Today, it’s ...

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Marriott Shifts To 48-Hour Cancellation Policy

Marriott has lengthened its 24-hour cancellation policy to one that requires guests to cancel their stay 48 hours in advance. According to Marriott’s statement, the move allows the company to better accommodate last-minute bookings. Read more about the cancellation policy ...

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Nashville Considers Hourly Hotel Rental Ban

The Nashville Metropolitan Council—the elected legislative body of Nashville and Davidson County—is considering legislation that would ban hotels from offering discounted rates or rebates to guests checking out of a room after less than 10 hours. The rule is meant ...

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