WASHINGTON, D.C. — Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has issued a statement in response to the results of this week’s midterm elections in the U.S.
“With a presence in every single congressional district in America, hoteliers are proud to support eight-million jobs and help drive the American economy,” Lugar says. “We are also proud to be a bipartisan organization that is committed to our industry, our people and our communities.
“AHLA looks forward to working with Congress, the Trump administration, governors, state legislators and mayors across the country to strengthen our communities, protect consumers and keep our economy growing,” Lugar added. “With an estimated 900,000 vacancies in the hospitality industry, AHLA and our members are focused on policies and programs that will address our workforce needs and allow us to continue providing our guests with world-class service.”
She also says hoteliers will continue to work across the aisle to advocate important policy priorities. Among those priorities are increasing the talent pool, promoting international and domestic travel and ensuring a level playing field in the lodging sector.