The Hillsborough County hoteliers' group is advocating on behalf of local hotel employers and employees who are financially suffering and say they are not receiving enough help. The Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association sent a letter to the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation members to garner support from local leaders, saying the Florida Department of Economic [...]
Nothing has been harder than for Hospitality management teams than to tell talented employees that furloughs and layoffs were necessary steps. To read more from this Editorial from Bob Morrison, Click Here!
TO Florida Senators Janet Cruz, Bill Galvano, Tom Lee, Darryl Ervin Rouson Florida Representatives Fentrice Driskell, James Grant, Dianne Hart, Wengay Newton, Jackie Toledo, Susan L. Valdes FROM: Bob Morrison, HCHMA Executive Director Dear Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation: On behalf of the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (HCHMA), please find below [...]
Hillsborough County Hoteliers Call for Immediate Assistance to Ensure Laid Off Hospitality Workers Receive State and Federal Financial Relief
Tampa, FL (April 28, 2020) - Hoteliers throughout the Tampa Bay area are calling for much needed assistance that will enable employees laid off from the local lodging industry due to the threat of the corona-virus to quickly qualify for state unemployment assistance, as well as access federal subsidies, that can help pay for housing [...]
More than 1.2 million Floridians work in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Between Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, local tourism bureaus estimate more than 150,000 people are employed by the hospitality industry. At least they were, before the outbreak. To read more about next steps and measures, [...]
Starting on Aug. 1, 2020, Hillsborough County will increase the tax on overnight stays at local hotels from 5% to 6% due to the increase of tourism Tampa has faced these past few years. The executive director of the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association, Bob Morrison, urged commissioners of the Hillsborough County to support [...]
At the HCHMA Board meeting, we addressed where we have been and where we as an organization are going. For your consideration, please review Never Stand Still.
While overall wine sales have slowed in recent years, at least in the United States, oenophiles have started to consume more — and demand — better quality wines. To attract this traveler, hotels and resorts are increasingly ordering private-label bottles, producing their own and ramping up wine-centric experiences. For more on these oenophile experiences, Click Here!
Last year, Tampa International Airport created the The All-Access program, which allowed Tampa Bay residents to enjoy its airside restaurants on Saturdays. Earlier today, TPA announced that this popular airside dining initiative will now be available everyday. To read more on Kyla Fields article, Click Here!