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AHLA Releases Statement on GSA 2018 Per Diem Rates

Washington, D.C.–The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today issued the following statement on the federal per diem rates for FY2018 released by the General Services Administration (GSA). “Government travel is incredibly important to the hotel industry, generating thousands of ...

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts Supports AHLEF 2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Washington, D.C.—Marcus Hotels & Resorts contributed $5,000–a diamond level gift–to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. The Annual Giving Campaign is the Foundation’s yearly fundraiser that raises unrestricted funds to support its core missions, ...

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Hotel Industry Applauds New Joint Employer Legislation

Hotel Industry Applauds New Joint Employer Legislation

Washington, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) applauded the introduction of the “Save Local Business Act,” which will provide clarity to America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs on what it means to be a “joint employer.” Following a recent hearing ...

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Research Shows That OTA Consolidation Is Harmful To Consumers

Research Shows That OTA Consolidation Is Harmful To Consumers

When online travel agencies (OTAs) intentionally modify and reorder search results based on commission fees, the manufactured bias on their websites ultimately costs consumers choice and value, says a new report by Harvard Business School Professor Benjamin Edelman. Edelman’s report, the Impact of ...

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U.S. Mayors On Regulating Short-Term Rentals

U.S. Mayors On Regulating Short-Term Rentals

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which took place from June 23-26 in Miami Beach, a bi-partisan group of mayors from around the country agreed that short-term rental sites should be regulated by local governments. Mayor Susan Haynie, Boca Raton, ...

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