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Feb. 19, 2009
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Ernst & Young: Hospitality Top 10 Thoughts to Watch in 2009
from Hotel Marketing
The credit crunch, an increased focus on cost containment and the bottom line, leveraging brand recognition through the internet, globalization and green building are ranked at the top of the list. Discover which 10 trends are giving way to new order in the hospitality sector. More

We Need Your Support
So we can get legislators to support you

Your participation in the 2009 Tourism Showcase is essential to delivering the tourism industry’s message IN PERSON

March 10, 2009 at The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

Register Online     Exhibitor Registration

Cities and States Press Travel Sites to Collect Hotel Taxes
from The New York Times
There is a reason some online travel sites can offer cheap hotel rooms: State and local governments contend that the sites are not paying all of their taxes. And faced with fast-shrinking budgets, those governments want the online travel services like Expedia Inc., Priceline, Orbitz and Travelocity to hand over what could amount to tens of millions of dollars. More

U.S. Hotel Profitability During Recessions
from hospitalityNet
When analyzing the financial performance of U.S. hotels, a question we always ask is, “Have we seen this before?” At PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) we have the benefit of reaching into our propriety Trends in the Hotel Industry database that contains detailed revenue, expense, and profit data from 1937 through present. More

Green and Greener
from Globe and Mail
Luxury lodges have been using all things green as selling points for years. But a larger move to green the hotel industry is afoot, and it's not limited to self-described eco-tourism operations - upscale or otherwise. More

2009 New York State Hospitality & Tourism Conference & Expo
April 26-28, 2009
Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Conference Overview

NYSH&TA’s 2009 Conference & Expo will give lodging owners and operators the tools to survive during these tough economic times. Your Association has assembled a group of industry experts to help you navigate your business through these troubled times, including a Green Lodging Panel and a Legislative Panel of representatives from Washington D.C. including the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the NYS Business Council.

Conference & Expo Objectives

LEARN about what other hoteliers are doing to manage difficult financial times.
PARTICIPATE in a variety of key seminars on topics essential to efficient hotel management.
COMMUNICATE with your counterparts from across the state and build strong working relationships.
SHARE ideas with your fellow hoteliers and partners in the industry that will ultimately help your BOTTOM LINE!

Register Online

* Questions? Contact Trish Bergan, NYSH&TA Meeting Planner at (800) 642-5313 ext. 107

NYSH&TA Upcoming Event

Feb. 27, 2009
Niagara Falls Legislative Reception
Antonio’s at the Quality Inn Niagara Falls

March 10, 2009
2009 Tourism Showcase
The Hart Lounge in the Egg, Empire State Plaza, Saratoga Springs, NY

March 10, 2009
2009 Conference & Expo
Saratoga Hilton & The Saratoga City Center, Albany, NY

Complete schedule of events

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