News for September 2012

Per Diem Rates Saved -- AH&LA Blocks Move to Arbitrarily Slash Rates

Per Diem Rates Saved -- AH&LA Blocks Move to Arbitrarily Slash Rates

September 28, 2012 Key Issues

Sept 28, 2012In response to AH&LA’s efforts on behalf of the lodging industry, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that they will not alter its market-based methodology in calculating federal per diem rates.After hearing f… Read More »

New Orleans taxis spin their wheels in protest of new city regulations

New Orleans taxis spin their wheels in protest of new city regulations

September 26, 2012 Latest News

"The strike appeared to involve mainly the independently owned cabs and small companies..." September 26, 2012 By Bruce Eggler, The Times Picayune A sizable number of New Orleans' nearly 1,600 taxicabs were parked Tuesday as owners and d… Read More »

Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish receives $2.7 million business and hospitality workforce grant

Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish receives $2.7 million business and hospitality workforce grant

September 24, 2012 Latest News

September 24, 2012 By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune Beginning Oct. 1, Nunez Community College in Chalmette will receive about a third of nearly $2.8 million in federal grant funds to redesign its business administration program… Read More »

AARP Expo starts today bringing millions of dollars and celebrities

AARP Expo starts today bringing millions of dollars and celebrities

September 20, 2012 Latest News

AARP will bring celebrities and great press with the 20,000 visitors.September 20, 2012By Shana Rose, WWL.comThe AARP is taking over New Orleans for the weekend as national politicians, celebrities and thousands of conventioneers start descending o… Read More »

New Orleans top of occupancy list

New Orleans top of occupancy list

September 20, 2012 Latest News

For week ending September 15, 2012, New Orleans in the top 25.September 20, 2012By Rachel Spann Urie, HotelNewsNow.comHENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The U.S. hotel industry experienced mostly positive results in the three key performance metrics … Read More »

New Orleans water and sewer rate would rise more slowly under latest staff proposal

New Orleans water and sewer rate would rise more slowly under latest staff proposal

September 19, 2012 Latest News

By Richard Rainey, The Times-Picayune September 19, 2012Facing political pressure from Mayor Mitch Landrieu to draft a rate plan he can justify to the public, the staff of the Sewerage & Water Board has scaled back its propo… Read More »

US hotel results week ending 25 August 2012

US hotel results week ending 25 August 2012

September 5, 2012 Latest News

The U.S. hotel industry experienced positive results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 19-25 August 2012, according to data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy ended the week with a 4.9-percent increase to 65.… Read More »

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