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Update for Monday, August 31

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

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Wednesday’s Virtual Event: Navigating the Road to Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 World – A Conversation with Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Join us at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2 as Washington DC Area Regional Director Sandip Patel hosts a live virtual event with Best Western Hotels & Resorts. He will be joined by COO Ron Pohl, CDO Brad LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Dorothy Dowling, and Best Western owners and AAHOA Directors Nimisha Patel and Sawan H. Patel.

HotStats’ David Eisen will moderate. Have questions for Best Western’s featured guests? Email your questions at least 24 hours in advance to Add this event to your calendar now.


This Week’s Florida Virtual Event: Property Tax Sponsored by O’Connor & Associates

Tune in at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 3 as Florida Regional Director Rahul Patel hosts Property Tax Sponsored by O’Connor & Associates. Guests will be Andrew Choy, Director of National Hotel Property Tax, and Abraham Tieh, Director of National Commercial Property Tax. AAHOA Secretary Bharat Patel also will be on hand. Add this event to your calendar now.

Tomorrow’s Webcast: Getting Back to Business: Managing Guest Behavior Amid COVID-19 and National Protests
Have you recently encountered problems with guests refusing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols? Are you concerned about guest and staff safety in times of civil unrest? Join us at 2 p.m. EDT tomorrow, September 1 for Getting Back to Business: Managing Guest Behavior Amid COVID-19 and National Protests to learn the basics of private property laws and key strategies for confronting noncompliant guests and de-escalating tense situations.

We also will discuss the importance of fostering a positive relationship with local law enforcement to ensure collaboration in response to threatening situations. Don’t miss it. Register today.


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Tourism Economics: Travel Spending for Week Ending August 22 Drops 44% from Last Year

Travel spending stagnated last week and grew by less than 1%, tallying $13 billion, which once again reflected a 44% drop below last year's levels (a $10-billion loss), according to Tourism Economics latest report. Since the beginning of March, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over $350 billion in cumulative losses for the U.S. travel economy, a rate of $2 billion in losses per day.

The continual depressed level of travel spending has caused a loss of $44.9 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue since March 1. See the full report here.