Government outreach is crucial, AH&LA CEO says

10/14/2013 | Travel Weekly

In an interview with Travel Weekly, AH&LA President and CEO Katherine Lugar talked about the importance of communicating with lawmakers to prevent further cuts in government travel. Lugar also spoke of how narratives involving hotel workers rising to leadership positions can illustrate the lodging industry's value to the economy. "Policymakers don't know the countless stories about individuals at entry-level jobs that are given the skills to move up quickly to management and to the executive level. That narrative will be very powerful to give [politicians] an understanding not just about the number of jobs we're creating, but that there's growth and upward mobility in these types of jobs," Lugar said.

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