What it means to be “the voice”


Geneva Toddy
Today’s Hotelier Managing Editor

This issue of Today’s Hotelier is our “Looking to the Future” issue and debuts our magazine redesign. It seems almost as cliché as “new year, new me,” but the theme is deceptive. Editors’ jobs are hard. We track down writers, story ideas, and photos while yelling at everyone about deadlines. So, I wanted to get everyone in the headspace of looking to the future, or thinking about the future, because I want you all to email me with story ideas while telling me it has been your lifelong dream to contribute to Today’s Hotelier.

I’m mostly kidding.

I have been thinking a lot about what would make this magazine spectacular. Today’s Hotelier is an award-winning publication, most recently winning the MarCom Gold award for design and creativity for our August 2019 issue. But what does that mean?

My hope is that Today’s Hotelier continues to win awards but also grows and evolves with its audience. I want to make sure we provide America’s hospitality professionals with content that serves and represents you.

But that means you’ve got to speak up!

So, this is an open call for all AAHOA Members to chime in with your ideas. You can visit our website to contribute here: www.todayshotelier.com/contribute/. If you’re an expert on any of these topics, don’t hesitate to give me a shout. Have an idea that isn’t represented in the editorial calendar? Yell at me anyway!

Today’s Hotelier is your magazine, so it should have your voice.

You all can find me at [email protected] with story ideas, contributions, or questions.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who has worked with us. You’ve created an award-winning magazine! Pat yourselves on the back and pour yourselves a celebratory glass of champagne. Tell me your ideas, write articles, advertise with us, and keep this momentum going.

Throughout 2020, I’ll be at various conferences and conventions, including AAHOACON20 in Orlando, FL. If you see me running around, say hi and tell me what you think about the magazine. I’m so excited about the future of Today’s Hotelier and look forward to working with all of you.

Now, let’s get to work.


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