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Federal Per Diem Rates

AHLA Statement on GSA FY2024 Per Diem Rates

The per diem guidelines announced today govern reimbursement for federal employees’ lodging and meals expenses for official government travel and include a $9 increase to the continental United States (CONUS) lodging rate as well as large increases in rates in many non-standard areas (NSAs).

U.K. Economic Outlook

UKHospitality Responds to New UK Interest Rate Rise

'We would also urge flexibility on loan repayments, including extension to terms, options to move to interest-only payments or delay altogether, and flexible arrangements from HMRC for tax payments.'

Hotel Fees Transparency Act

AHLA Statement in Support of the Hotel Fees Transparency Act

'The Hotel Fees Transparency Act is an important bill that will create a single standard for mandatory fee display across the entire lodging ecosystem – from hotels to online travel agencies, metasearch sites, and short-term rental platforms'


AHLA Statement in Support of the HIRE Act

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers spoke out yesterday in support of the H-2 Improvements to Relieve Employers (HIRE) Act, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas).

HFTP Board Of Directors

HFTP Announces Slate for 2023–2024 Global Board of Directors

After careful review and conducting in-depth interviews, the HFTP nominating committee - comprising past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents - has selected the HFTP members who will replace the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board.

Tourism Investment

UNWTO Puts Spotlight on Tourism Investment in the Americas

UNWTO further strengthened its cooperation with the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean as it brought together public and private sector leaders to advance investments in the tourism sector.

Staffing Crisis

Pragmatic Approach to Migration Can Unleash UK Hospitality Industry

Responding to the publication of legal migration figures last week, UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: 'If there is one thing evident from today’s figures, it’s that the immigration system is not working effectively for businesses.'

AHLA Partners

AHLA, IFBTA Announce Technology Partnership

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA) last week announced a new strategic partnership that will more closely align the two associations to benefit their respective members and advance technology within the hospitality and foodservice industries.

Hotel Franchising

Survey of Franchisees Underscores the Need for Fair Franchising

A recent poll of franchisees – owners of hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and other small businesses – revealed highly concerning data about the status of current franchise relationships and the need for increased fairness across all industries.

U.K. Economic Outlook

U.K. Interest Rate Rise Will Inflict 'Economic Pain' on Hospitality

'Loan repayment is not the only price pressure businesses face, with the sector now in a period of peak energy pain. Urgent action is needed from Government to bring costs down, particularly on energy, and more needs to be done to assist businesses in their pandemic debt.'