AHLA Research

September 7th, 2021

COVID-19 CASES CAUSING LEISURE TRAVELERS TO REDUCE, POSTPONE TRIPS

A new national survey conducted by Morning Consult August 11-12, 2021, on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows most leisure travelers are reducing and postponing trips amid rising COVID-19 cases.

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2018 Hotel Trends Survey

This survey, conducted by STR and funded by AHLEF, underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience based on direct feedback from those in the business.

January 15th, 2019

Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy

The study conducted by Oxford Economics quantifies the economic contributions made by meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place throughout the US.

February 1st, 2018

Annual Loss Cost Survey 2017

This is the 22nd annual Beecher Carlson loss cost study which benchmarks the casualty loss experience of members of the AHLA Risk Management Committee.

December 31st, 2017

Tax Policy and U.S. Hotel Industry Economic Impacts

To quantify the potential impacts of tax policy changes on the hotel industry, Oxford Economics conducted a scenario analysis that highlights a 5 year period and focuses on tax policy changes under tax cuts of $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

November 1st, 2017

2017 U.S. Hotel Property Tax Study

This study estimating the total volume of property taxes paid by U.S. hoteliers in 2016 and provides an estimate of total property taxes for each state. This research was funded by grant awarded from the AHLEF.

October 5th, 2017

Intercultural Communication in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

This research explores the relationship between cultural background and communication to increase understanding of intercultural workplaces in the hospitality and tourism industry.

September 1st, 2017

Impact of OTA Bias and Consolidation on Consumers

Harvard Business Professor Benjamin Edelman’s White Paper: Impact of OTA (Online Travel Agency) Bias and Consolidation on Consumers.

July 12th, 2017

2017 Lodging Tax Burden Assessment

To support a better understanding of the current tax burden on US hotels for AHLA, Oxford Economics researched historical trends in lodging tax rates in 26 major US cities.

May 1st, 2017

Airbnb Agreements with State and Local Tax Agencies

This report evaluates twelve publicly released agreements that Airbnb has entered with state or local governments that directly address lodging taxes, but have impacts on other state and local laws from 2014 into 2017.

March 1st, 2017

Hosts with Multiple Units: A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth - CBRE Report

CBRE's report provides a clear picture of how Airbnb is expanding primarily by growth of multi-unit operators and how they are a key component of Airbnb’s base of hosts.

March 1st, 2017

2016 Lodging Survey (Updated)

Considered the lodging industry's most thorough comprehensive analysis, this AHLEF funded study is conducted every two years to track the size, scope, and emerging trends of the lodging industry, from innovative technologies to new amenities to business services and more.

January 15th, 2017

Millennials in the Hotel Industry

AHLA partnered with WageWatch, Inc. to conduct two national surveys to identify how best to recruit and retain millennials in the hotel and lodging industry now and in the future.

January 1st, 2017