AAHOA has a longstanding commitment to being the foremost resource and advocate for America’s hotel owners. During the past 18 months, the core mission of AAHOA was never more salient as our industry endured the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. We scrambled to adjust to public health and safety guidelines while keeping our businesses afloat by any means possible. AAHOA served our members through education, advocacy, and industry leadership. Thanks to AAHOA Members’ incredible resolve and impactful community engagement, we’re here for you today and for the road ahead.
BUSINESS IS BACK AND BETTER IN PERSON
Professional development and industry networking are staple components of an AAHOA membership. We resumed in-person events in early spring and expanded Town Halls, Regional Conferences, and charity events to in-person formats as more Americans got vaccinated and local restrictions were lifted. The AAHOA Events team has demonstrated a remarkable ability to navigate local guidelines and evolve through shifting circumstances to resume our slate of events.
Every year, AAHOA hosts more than 150 events to connect our members, vendor partners, and industry leaders. The 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show, the hospitality industry’s premier annual event, will take place next month in Dallas, TX. Thousands of AAHOA Members, non-member hoteliers, exhibitors, and vendors have registered to attend. I encourage you to register to join us in Dallas if you haven’t already done so. It has been too long since we all gathered to elect the leaders of our association, strike a deal, and celebrate with one another.
The 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show will host a world-class lineup of industry experts and leaders to inform you of the best practices, recovery strategies, and more. There will be no better place to learn about adapting to current circumstances while preparing for the long haul on the road to recovery. The key to realizing our potential for success in the coming months and years is maintaining your trust and engagement. While we have weathered the worst of the pandemic, there are bound to be lingering effects on our industry and our businesses. The lessons learned from these past hardships will allow us to confront the next challenge with efficiency, flexibility, and poise.
As your AAHOA Chairman, I am grateful for the work of the AAHOA Board of Directors, AAHOA Officers, and every AAHOA volunteer who engaged with the association to further our pursuits in a time of crisis. We have a tried-and-tested membership that will continue to build upon the foundation of resilience and community cultivated throughout the pandemic.