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Hotel Industry Unites on New Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

AHLA | June 26, 2019

AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers is Joined by Dozens of Key Stakeholders and Industry Partners to Launch the No Room for Trafficking Campaign ‘No Room for Trafficking’ Aims to Train Every Employee in the Industry WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched a new national campaign to unite the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking. The No Room for Trafficking campaign builds on the hotel industry’s long-standing legacy and commitment to combat human trafficking. Already each year, thousands of hotel employees are trained. With this campaign...

AHLA Submits Comments on Joint Employer Rule

AHLA | June 26, 2019

Proposed Rule Would Provide Clarity, Certainty to Businesses WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – The American & Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) today commended the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts to provide clarity and certainty to employers in comments submitted to the Department for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employer Status. “The hotel industry is a major economic driver, supporting millions of jobs and offering opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA. “In fact, three out of five hotels are small business—many o...

Hotel Industry to Launch Unified Campaign

AHLA | June 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) President and CEO, Chip Rogers, will host an exclusive reporter conference call to announce the launch of a new campaign—a national awareness effort that builds on the hotel industry’s longstanding legacy of raising awareness and training hotel workers on the vital role they can play in disrupting human trafficking and helping victims. Rogers will be joined by leading national anti-human trafficking partners EPACT and Polaris and will provide exclusive details on four key pillars of the campaign, the hotel industry’s action plan, innovative new tra...

AHLEF Awards $1.3 Million in Scholarships to Hospitality Students

AHLEF | May 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2019) — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today announced that it is awarding $1.3 million in scholarships to 344 students in 33 states and Washington, D.C. This year more than 45 percent of the total recipients are minority students and nearly 75 percent of the total recipients are female. Each year, AHLEF administers nine scholarship programs, which award scholarships valued up to $7,500, for students enrolled in hospitality-related bachelor or graduate degree programs at colleges and univers...

Hotel Industry to Announce Grant to Dallas Groups to Train Youth for Hospitality Careers

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation | May 1, 2019

DALLAS, TX – May 1, 2019 – Today, Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings joined the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association (THLA), and the Hotel Association of North Texas (HANTX) to announce two local grants totaling $75,000. Both the grant to CitySquare, a Dallas community-based organization, and the grant to Richardson High School will assist in recruiting and training individuals to join the growing and dynamic hotel industry. In Dallas, more than 104,000 young adults are looking for employment. Yet, the Dallas hotel ...

AHLA Launches Campaign Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

AHLA | April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2019) – In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness about sexual assault and reaffirm the hotel industry's commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all employees and guests. Today, AHLA's 2019 Board of Directors launched this campaign by uniting against sexual violence with an open letter in The Wall Street Journal, and by wearing jeans as part of a social media movement ahead of Peace Over Violence's Denim Day on April 24. ...

New Hotel Trend Survey Reveals Major Advancements Across the Industry

AHLA | March 15, 2019

Hotels Target Millennials, Prioritize Green Sustainable Initiatives, Advance Technology Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2019 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining op...

Hotel Industry Issues Statement on Illegal Airbnb Scheme in NewYork City

February 28, 2019

The following statement is a response from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) regarding the article in The New York Times titled, Inside the Rise and Fall of a Multimillion-Dollar Airbnb Scheme. In the frontpage Sunday story, New York City officials uncovering an unlawful Airbnb scheme involving more than 100 misleading host accounts and 18 corporations created to run an illegal hotel business in Manhattan to avoid lodging taxes and oversight. The statement below is attributable to William "Chip" Rogers, President and CEO of AHLA. "While the magnitude of this illegal scheme involving Airbnb is shocking, the fact is simila...


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