Hotel Organizations

American Bed & Breakfast Association (ABBA)

The American Bed and Breakfast Association is an organization dedicated to the promotion of bed & breakfast (B & B) inns nationwide.

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

Provides operational, technical, educational, marketing, governmental services and representation to the lodging industry.

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI)

Premier source for hospitality educational training.

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

Promotes and protects the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, membership benefits and community involvement.

Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)

Global association, comprised of executive-level members, pioneers educational and technological advances that make business travel productive, cost-effective and straightforward.

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)

Association for boutique, lifestyle and independent lodging properties.

Convention Industry Council (CIC)

Facilitates the exchange of information within the meeting, convention, and exhibition industries.

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)

Advocates for the professionalism, effectiveness and significance of destination marketing organizations worldwide.

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

Provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing and optimize revenue.

International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)

Brings together industry minds to promote the best meeting venues, which deliver exceptional meeting experiences.

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

Non-profit professional association, provides programs and services to continually improve the quality of global education, research, service and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industries.

International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA)

Members include hotel chains and independent operators representing more than 300,000 establishments in 145 countries.

International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)

Members of the ISHC are experienced and knowledgeable consultants in the hospitality industry who excel at formulating and expressing sound judgment on industry issues. In monthly articles, ISHC members share their thoughts about specific areas of the hospitality industry.

International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE)

Professional association consisting of executives and other staff of local, state, national and international lodging trade associations.

Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)

Provides education, information, networking, advocacy, business opportunities and research relating to the innkeeping industry.

Travel & Tourism Research Association (TTRA)

Provides leadership for the global community of practitioners, educators and users of travel research.

U.S. Travel Association (USTA)

National, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry.

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Recognized as one of America’s most respected and widely quoted sources of objective information on urban planning, growth and development. Members include developers, architects, brokers, public officials, investors and academics.

World Tourism Organization (UNTWO)

Focuses on topics related to tourism, travel, airfare, top destinations, lodging, food, entertainment, nightlife, attractions, local culture, customs and money.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

WTTC campaigns for governments to implement policies that ensure the business environment is conducive to the growth of Travel & Tourism.

World Waterpark Association

Focused on providing park and supplier members with the education and networking that they need to operate safely and effectively.