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Brian Crawford is the executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA.
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Staff Shortages: Addressing Hoteliers’ Workforce Needs

In today’s tight labor market, you’d be hard-pressed to find a hotelier who hasn’t been affected by staff shortages. Nowhere is this more evident than resorts and hotels in heavily seasonal destinations, such as Maine...
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Advocacy Now: Book Your Virtual Appointment With Congress

It’s time to book your appointment with Congress. As a service to our valued members, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is teaming with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to host a...

Safe Return: How AHLA Is Evolving ‘Safe Stay’ to Protect Guests and Employees

While industry analysts estimate that hotel employment is unlikely to reach pre-pandemic levels until at least 2023, and recovery for the industry is not projected until 2024, we are encouraged to see an uptick...

Taking Action: Grassroots Network Drives Early 2021 Wins for Hotel Industry

It’s been a busy first two months of the new Administration and Congress, with many of our top advocacy priorities seeing significant activity and advancements. After the most challenging year in our industry’s history, your...
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Working Towards Recovery: AHLA’s Efforts in Helping Hoteliers Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

The following column by Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA, originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of LODGING. There is no doubt that the past few months have been incredibly...