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Sept. 2, 2009
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Californian Tourism Escapes Effects of Wildfires
from Travel Weekly
Wildfires sweeping southern California are yet to affect the tourist trade. The main fire in the Angeles National Forest, which killed two firemen, recently doubled in size. It is now threatening 12,000 homes in the Los Angeles area. The blaze destroyed 85,000 acres of land. More

California Hotel & Lodging Conference Announced
from CHLA
The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced its Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference is being held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Doubletree San Jose in conjunction with their partner the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). This one-day conference and trade show mirrors it’s highly successful Southern California event filled with high-quality education with top industry speakers, a free lunch during an industry leaders panel discussion and discounts on products and services in the trade show. This event is free for hoteliers to attend. More

Los Angeles is Burning, Luxury Hotel Provides Shelter
from Hotel Chatter
If you live in Los Angeles, you were probably recently awakened by the pungent smell of active flames. And, depending on how close you are to the wildfires sweeping La Canada Flintridge and surrounding areas, one may have noticed tiny flecks of ash dotting the windshield of your car as well. Gov. Schwarzenegger has deemed the fires "totally out of control," according to Sky News, while the Los Angeles Times' "L.A. Now" blog notes that with temperatures having reached the "mid- to high 90s" in recent days, fire conditions have reached extreme new heights. More

CH&LA Launches Online, On-Demand Training Powered by emTRAiN
from CHLA
The California Hotel & Lodging Association is pleased to announced a new member benefit, online, on-demand HR compliance training. Now employees can take the required Sexual Harassment Preventing Training course right at their desk, on their own schedule. This course along with six others is a great tool for hotel human resource managers to get their staff trained easily and cost effectively. More

Late Labor Day to Hamper Travel, Hospitality Industries
from The San Diego Union-Tribune
Summer's last hurrah, Labor Day, comes late this year, a factor that's likely to dampen out-of-town travel throughout the country at a time when the hospitality industry continues to take a beating. That's the word from AAA, which is projecting roughly 13 percent fewer Americans traveling over the Sept. 3-7 long weekend and the same percentage decline for the Pacific region, which includes California. More

California Hoteliers Saving More than Just the Earth with Cypress Green Earth Towels
from Buyer Interactive
Cypress Bath & Bed, the leading designer and manufacturer of luxurious bathrobes, towels, slippers, and sheets for the hospitality and spa industry for over 25 years, is experiencing a steady and increased adoption of their recently introduced Green Earth towels by California hoteliers. Due in part to the rising energy and water costs associated with laundering standard hotel and spa towels, California hotels have found a way to provide luxury linens, while reducing their operational costs. More

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What is the Most Famous Historical Landmark in California?
from The Examiner
There are so many landmarks in California, from the missions built hundreds of years ago to the Disney Concert Hall. With the movie and later television business filming for about a hundred years, the residents of California are used to seeing their neighborhood hang-outs become famous landmarks, or be used as stand-ins for other places. More

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