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French Quarter Safety and Improvement Strategy

French Quarter Safety and Improvement Strategy

February 1, 2017 Key Issues

 $40 million New Orleans public safety plan calls for new cameras, pedestrian Bourbon Street  New Orleans $40 million security plan  Landrieu security plan calls for $3.8M in annual expenses  … Read More »

Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association's partnership with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon commemorates Hurricane Katrina 10 year anniversary

Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association's partnership with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon commemorates Hurricane Katrina 10 year anniversary

June 5, 2015 Key Issues

On May 20th and 21st over 300 members of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) volunteered time and effort to kick-off Habitat for Humanity’s AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon.  The two-week event in New Orleans targeted build… Read More »

AH&LA 2013 Issue Briefs

AH&LA 2013 Issue Briefs

July 29, 2013 Key Issues

For the most up to date American Hotel and Lodging Association information click this link:AH&LA Issues Brief 2013This issue includes information on:Travel across the United StatesImmigration SupportRegulatory Update- including Labor Relations, Per D… Read More »

IRS Alters Tax Treatment of Automatic Gratuities

IRS Alters Tax Treatment of Automatic Gratuities

November 7, 2012 Key Issues

Automatic Gratuities Now Considered Wages The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided administrative guidelines to its examiners concerning Rev. Rul. 2012-18, published in the 2012-26 Internal Revenue Bulletin, that note when performing a tip exa… Read More »

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 »

Compliance Date for Existing Pool and Spas Extended to January

Compliance Date for Existing Pool and Spas Extended to January

May 21, 2012 Key Issues

Following months of hard work by AH&LA and the lodging industry, the Department of Justice (DOJ) last night announced a substantial postponement of the ADA compliance date for existing pools and spas with ADA requirements for accessible entri… Read More »

PKF revises hotel revenue forecast upward

PKF revises hotel revenue forecast upward

March 28, 2012 Key Issues

March 21, 2012Travel WeeklyPKF Hospitality Research boosted its revenue forecast for U.S. hotels this year, and said the industry is partway through the longest growth period for occupancy rates on record.U.S. revenue per available room (RevPAR) w… Read More »

Norovirus Preparedness

Norovirus Preparedness

February 23, 2012 Key Issues

AH&LA Norovirus Sample Preparedness Plan click here.… Read More »

Sewage and Water Board Rate Increase Information

Sewage and Water Board Rate Increase Information

January 24, 2012 Key Issues

Click the link below for the full plan and rate study conducted in September 2011.Sewage and Water Board- Financial Plan and Rate Study 2011Click below for a copy in .pdf format of the presentation given at the public hearings.Rates Public Hearing Pr… Read More »

Sewage and Water Board public hearings schedule

Sewage and Water Board public hearings schedule

January 24, 2012 Key Issues

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will conduct a series of public hearings to present information relative to future proposed water and sewer rate increases and drainage funding. The meetings will be held as indicated below. If you are u… Read More »

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