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 AHLA Launches New Campaign on Job Growth, Economic Impact of Hotel Industry (3/3/2017) 

New Research, Underscores Economic Benefits of Hotel Industry Across U.S.

Washington, D.C. – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched Dreams Happen Here, a national campaign focused on the economic benefits the hotel industry brings to every community across the country. With new, comprehensive data that reveals the hotel industry supports 8 million jobs across the country and contributes nearly $600 billion annually to the U.S. GDP, the hotel industry is powering the nation’s economy and advancing its employees. Click here for more

 Restaurant and Hotel Industry Leaders Go To Work on $1.8 Million Contract from U.S. Department Of (3/3/2017) 

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and American Hotel & Lodging Association tasked to develop industry’s first-ever approved hospitality sector apprenticeship program – conduct official signing ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) held a commitment signing ceremony event on Tuesday, February 21 to mark the beginning of the national Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA) project.  Click here for more.

 Forbes names 22 new Five-Star hotels (3/3/2017) 

Forbes Travel Guide today added 22 hotels to its prestigious list of Five-Star properties.  The addition of those properties brings the total number of Five-Star hotels to 175.Forbes also named 76 new Four-Star hotels and 83 new hotels in the Recommended category.  This is the 59th list of Star Rating recipients in Forbes’ history. Forbes now rates properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Click here for more. 

 To Court Millennials, Hotels Are Rolling Out the Yoga Mat (3/3/2017) 

In the summer travel tracker survey conducted last year by American Express Travel, 49 percent of millennials said they viewed an on-site gym as one of the most important features at a hotel.  Hotels have been moving in that direction. The American Hotel and Lodging Association found that 85 percent of hotels had fitness facilities last year, up from 63 percent in 2004. Click here for more.


 Technology, F&B trends evolve hotel meeting needs (9/20/2016) 

Technology, F&B and educational programming will figure heavily in the future of meetings at hotels - See more at Hotel News Now


 STR analysis: A look inside real Airbnb data (9/20/2016) 
Airbnb provided STR with data on its operations in the Manhattan market- the largest data set Airbnb has provided to a third-party for independent analysis.  Click here for the story.