WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2021) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Chip Rogers released the below statement following Senate passage of a bipartisan infrastructure package.
“Hotel employees and small businesses depend on reliable and modern infrastructure. It enables travel, facilitates commerce and increases America’s competitiveness. The investments in this package will help create better experiences for those traveling to and from hotels across our nation, but we are concerned with certain offsets that could negatively impact important programs like the Employee Retention Tax Credit. We look forward to working with the House of Representatives to advance this legislation in a way that leaves intact programs designed to help hoteliers struggling through the pandemic.”
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the hospitality was the first industry impacted and it will be among the last to recover. That is why AHLA is committed to promoting safe travel while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide through the Safe Stay initiative. With an enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel guests and employees, hotels across America are ready to welcome back travelers when they are ready to travel. Learn more at www.ahla.com.