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AH&LA Chair Jim Abrahamson Looks to Make a Lasting Impact

AH&LA Chair Jim Abrahamson Looks to Make a Lasting Impact

If there’s a hat in the lodging industry, Jim Abrahamson has probably worn it. He’s filled hourly positions and general manager roles at individual properties and provided executive leadership in operations, finance and development, and franchising across portfolios at several ...

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Hotel Industry Praises Passage of TRIA

Hotel Industry Praises Passage of TRIA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today praised the U.S. Senate for passing legislation to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) in the wake of House passage yesterday, sending the bill to the President’s desk for signature. “We ...

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House Passes 40-Hour Bill

House Passes 40-Hour Bill

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the “Save American Workers Act of 2015,” sponsored by Rep. Todd Young and Rep. Dan Lipinski. According to AH&LA, this legislation addresses a flaw ...

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Patent Reform Can’t Wait

Patent Reform Can’t Wait

As we look ahead to the new Congress, there is much speculation about gridlock and entrenched political warfare. However, both parties should find common ground in ending the egregious abuses of our patent system by so-called patent trolls. Patent trolls ...

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Google, Microsoft Oppose Hotels Blocking Personal Wi-Fi

Google, Microsoft Oppose Hotels Blocking Personal Wi-Fi

Microsoft and Google have teamed up in support of guests who want to use personal Wi-Fi hotspots in hotels. The companies joined the wireless industry’s lobbying group and other parties in opposing the hotel industry’s petition, which seeks the Federal ...

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