AAHOA, AHLA SET LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY GOALS

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S STATE of the Union address before Congress on March 7 touched on several issues hotel industry associations have been advocating for a while.
AAHOA and the American Lodging and Hotel Association both issued responses to the speech and AAHOA held its 2024 Spring National Advocacy Conference during the
week of March 14.

The issues at hand include the extension of tax credits, handling of junk fees for greater disclosure and transparency and raising the federal minimum wage. During
SNAC, more than 200 AAHOA leaders and members spent two days in Washington, D.C. The conference opened with a legislative learning session at the Ronald Reagan
Building and International Trade Center, followed by an evening Congressional Reception at the Cannon House Office Building and then a full day of Congressional
meetings.

“Each year we continue to see the relationships grow between our AAHOA Members and their elected officials,” said Laura Lee Blake, AAHOA president and CEO. “Our
twice-yearly advocacy conferences are quickly becoming the foundation for shaping and driving national policy, and our members are making it happen.”