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Update for Tuesday, August 4

AAHOA is bringing you the latest information as it relates to COVID-19 and your business.

Help AAHOA help hotel owners by sharing this update with owners in your network, whether they're AAHOA Members or not. Turn to AAHOA's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts for the latest.



  • AAHOACON20: New tools to help you spread the word about the convention
  • Pandemic Relief: Several bills on the table to help small businesses, industry recovery
  • Tomorrow’s Virtual Event: AAHOA Young Professional Hotelier Virtual Event – A Hotelier's Journey to Success
  • Tomorrow’s Webcasts: Basics of life insurance and sanitization technology on the agenda
  • Amex Trendex: Global shifts in entertainment, spending, and travel
  • HotStats: How F&B service will change post-COVID-19

New Tools to Help You Spread the Word About the 2020 Virtual Convention

The 2020 AAHOA Virtual Convention & Trade Show is only one short week away and we’ve developed two new tools to help you get the word out. This graphic will let everybody in your network know where you plan to be August 11-13, so attach it to all your social media posts for the next seven days. AAHOA also now has a branded Facebook frame, so apply it to your profile picture today to show your support.

Excitement is building for our virtual event, and we look forward to seeing you there virtually next week.

Several Bills on the Table to Help Small Businesses, Tourism Industry Recover from Pandemic

Financial relief from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for hoteliers and other small business owners are top of mind now for many legislators. Below are some of the recent bills that are being proposed to help small businesses on the road to recovery.

Tomorrow’s Virtual Event: AAHOA Young Professional Hotelier Virtual Event -- A Hotelier's Journey to Success

Join us at 4 p.m. EDT tomorrow, August 5 as Purvi Panwala and Miraj S. Patel, Young Professional Directors Eastern and Western Division, respectively, host AAHOA Young Professional Hotelier Virtual Event: A Hotelier's Journey to Success. They will welcome AAHOA Chairman Biral Patel, Image Hotel President Kal Patel, and NewcrestImage Chairman & CEO Mehul Patel for a discussion of what the future holds for the industry and what it will take to be successful.

AAHOA Director of Education Kat Mohammed will moderate the event. You don’t want to miss it, so add this event to your calendar now.

Tomorrow’s Webcasts: Basics of Life Insurance and Sanitization Technology on the Agenda

Join us tomorrow, August 5, for two webcasts designed to help our members continue down the road to recovery. At 11 a.m. EDT, learn what you need to know to make the right choices for you and your family in Getting Back to Business: Understanding the Basics of Life Insurance During a Pandemic. Then, at 1 p.m. EDT, learn how to meet and even exceed heightened guest expectations regarding sanitization in Getting Back to Business: Antimicrobial and Other Technology for the Ultimate Clean Guest Room. Don’t miss out. Register now.


Amex Trendex: Global Shifts in Entertainment, Spending and Travel

Consumers in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada are showing a willingness for future travel, safe dining options, socially distanced leisure activities, and more. They’re also looking for entertainment through spending time with friends and family as most remain hesitant to take part in activities that are less conducive to social distancing, like going to bars, concerts, or nightclubs.

Those are the main findings of the Amex Trendex, a new, trend index from AAHOA Silver Member and AAHOACON20 Platinum Sponsor American Express that tracks how consumers, small businesses, and merchants are feeling about spending, saving, traveling, and more. See the full results here.


HotStats: How F&B Service Will Change Post-COVID
One of the areas of the hospitality industry hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic has been F&B, with estimates suggesting U.S. restaurants have lost $120 billion because of the pandemic. But, according to HotStats, that’s no reason for hotels to eliminate F&B altogether. In fact, in its latest blog, HotStats suggests hoteliers roll with the punches and adjust, which might just open up brand-new revenue streams. See full report here.