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Vacation lodging trends suggest strong 2011
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LeisureLink, Inc, the leading distribution and revenue management provider for independent properties, released its Vacation Lodging Demand Index for March 2011. The data show that demand for leisure lodging increased more than 10 percent in March 2011 versus the same period in 2010. "March represents the fifth straight month of increasing demand. Further, we have seen consistent year over year increases in demand for more than 12 consecutive months," said Steve Reich, Senior Vice President of LeisureLink, Inc. More

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As hotels battle against bed bugs, ActiveGuard™ Mattress Liners kill bed bugs dead within 72 hours, as part of a bed bug treatment and control program. ActiveGuard liners are thin, comfortable and easy-to-install, and can be purchased through a pest management professional, in retail locations or directly through Allergy Technologies www.allergytechnologies.com. (866-978-6288). more


American travelers prefer flexibility of the open road
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Gas prices continue to hover around the $4-per-gallon mark, but most Americans still prefer the flexibility of a drive trip. New data from a Mandala Research/Solutionz study of American travelers suggests itinerary control is the primary reason why almost three-quarters (74 percent) opt to drive their own vehicle to their destination, compared to the 17 percent who choose air travel. That's one of the big conclusions drawn from the survey conducted among 1,500 drive market travelers in the United States in January. More

Bed Bug Seminars coming to California next week!
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Last year saw an unprecedented spike in the resurgence of bed bugs, with one in five Americans reporting they have had an infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel, according to a recent NPMA survey. CH&LA has partnered with the National Pest Management Association who is presenting a series of workshops throughout the state on May 2, in San Ramon, May 4, in Santa Ana and May 5, in San Diego. From identifying bed bugs to inspection techniques to public relations issues and legal ramifications, you will hear from nationally-recognized experts providing management tips, both preventative and corrective, to help you make informed decisions and stay out of the newspaper—and the courtroom. More




California Travel & Tourism Commission announces 'Live Like a Californian' sweepstakes
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The California Travel & Tourism Commission is launching an eight-week sweepstakes to encourage everyone to "Live Like a Californian," with once-in-a-lifetime prize packages that will let winners do just that. Each grand prize includes round-trip flights for four, three nights' lodging, a rental car and a destination experience themed around one of the eight Californian innovators and icons featured in the campaign. More

CH&LA held the 10th Annual Legislative Summit
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On Wednesday, April 27, CH&LA along with our partners, AAHOA and CABBI held the 10th Annual Legislative Action Summit at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. The morning began with informative sessions on topics including a federal update from AH&LA's EVP, Marlene Colucci, a panel discussion on Transient Occupancy Taxes and Online Travel Companies and a briefing on Senate Bill 432. CH&LA and its members oppose SB 432 relating to occupational safety and health standards for hotel housekeepers. This event followed a legislative reception held in conjunction with the CTTC, CRA, CalTravel and other industry partners, on the Capitol lawn. Over 500 industry leaders attended the reception with Governor Brown including many CH&LA members, staff and several members of the legislature. More

County supervisors to consider plan for hotel, shopping center in Marina del Rey
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Los Angeles County supervisors will consider plans to add more shopping, hotel rooms and office space in Marina del Rey. Those plans have been fiercely resisted by a coalition of residents, recreational boaters and environmentalists who say the county-owned marina is being overdeveloped. County officials have said the dilapidated marina is in dire need of a facelift that will attract more people to the pleasure boat harbor. More

Games expected to bring $15 million
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The Inland Empire economy will get a shot in the arm in a few months when 6,000 police and firefighters gather in San Bernardino for the Western States Police and Fire Games. The June 4-11 competition will feature 65 sporting activities and events throughout the Southland. With the athletes and their families needing food as well as lodging for the duration of the games, officials said they expect a nearly $15 million boost to the local economy. More

LaSalle Hotel 7 million share offering priced at 3 percent discount
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LaSalle Hotel Properties said its offering of 7 million shares priced at a 3 percent discount to a recent closing price, as it looks to raise funds for future hotel acquisitions, repay debt and for other purposes. Shares were down 2.8 percent at $27.70 in early trading as the shares priced at $27.65 each. More

Pet-friendly travel reservations now made easy on Pet Hotels of America
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Travelers searching for the perfect pet-friendly hotel from San Diego, to Orlando, can now find it on Pet Hotels of America. The website offers some of the lowest pet-friendly hotel rates online plus reservation capabilities for airlines and car rentals. Pet Hotels of America also provides pet owners a complete listing of kennels, pet hotels, pet resorts and doggie daycare facilities. This makes for easy travel planning for those that want to take their animals on vacation or business trips. More
 
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