AAHOA LEADERS AND members met with the nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C., for the association’s 2023 Fall National Advocacy Conference on Oct. 24 to 25.
Topics covered included Small Business Administration loan limits, the Credit Card Competition Act and the labor shortage.

The AAHOA contingent met with more than 200 offices and 70 members of Congress as part of the conference. Keynote speakers for the event were Reps. Beth Van Duyne,
Republican from Texas; Rich McCormick, Republican from Georgia; and Shri Thanedar, Democrat from Michigan.

“Advocacy at the state, local, and federal level is a pillar upon which AAHOA stands,” said Bharat Patel, AAHOA chairman. “Representing such a large portion of the
hotel industry, it is through our voice that we strive to shape and fortify policies that help pave the way to our industry’s success.”