Advocacy

Spearheading the hotel industry’s national advocacy agenda.

America’s hotels have a long legacy of making dreams come true—not just for our guests, but also for millions of people whose jobs our industry supports.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is honored to lead the hotel industry’s national advocacy agenda and share stories of opportunity, innovation, and service.

From the Administration and Congress to state capitols and city halls, we are committed to engaging policymakers and community leaders on important issues, including economic recovery and relief, addressing our workforce needs, bringing back travel, and protecting our guests and neighborhoods.

Key Issues

AHLA is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s, bed and breakfasts, industry partners and more.

Sustainability

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Safety & Security

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Alternative Accommodations

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Trafficking Prevention

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Online Booking

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Travel & Tourism

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Workforce Development

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Immigration Reform

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Making a Difference for Hotels

We focus on five key pillars, as outlined in our 2022–26 Strategic Plan:

  1. Protecting hotels from onerous workplace rules
    This means defending against government policies designed to discriminate against and cause economic harm to the hotel industry.
     
  2. Highlighting hoteliers’ community engagement and impact
    This means educating elected officials and showcasing the hotel industry’s positive impact through job creation, economic impact, and community service.
     
  3. Recruiting a larger workforce and promoting career opportunities
    This means attracting new talent, highlighting unique career pathways, and boosting leadership diversity across our industry.
     
  4. Fighting for a level playing field
    This means ensuring alternative accommodations adhere to the same taxation and regulations as hotels.
     
  5. Leading on sustainability, diversity, and safety
    This means growing our industry into a recognized national leader on human trafficking prevention, workforce diversity, and sustainability.

Make An Impact through HotelsACT

Contact your legislators directly to urge their support of lodging-friendly policy initiatives.

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Moving the Hotel Industry Forward

AHLA supports policies that promote and protect hotel guests and improve the guest experience, lead to hotel job growth and creation, and empower hotel employers to foster employee training and career advancement

 

Heart of the House Tour Program

AHLA's Heart of the House Tour Program provides Members of Congress a behind the scenes look at how a hotel in their district operates.

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Contribute to HotelPac

HotelPAC is the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Political Action Committee (PAC). It is a voluntary, bi-partisan PAC formed to help elect federal candidates who support the lodging industry. In particular, HotelPAC serves to strengthen the lodging industry’s political voice, educate and mobilize members to become more politically active and support candidates who promote legislation and policies that create a fair business environment, allowing the lodging industry to create jobs and grow the economy.

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