AzLTA Political Action Committee

The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Political Action Committee (AzLTA PAC) is the bi-partisan political action arm of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. The AzLTA PAC is dedicated to advancing our industry by supporting candidates who understand the vast economic impacts of tourism to our economy and the important role our industry plays in creating jobs, developing workforce, and attracting people to our great state.

The AzLTA PAC provides the strength our industry needs to ensure we elect leaders to protect, support, and promote our industry. The AzLTA PAC, in conjunction with AzLTA, promotes candidates and issues that will positively impact the hospitality industry.

Why does the hospitality industry need the AZLTA PAC?

Taxes and bureaucratic red tape. It should be no surprise to you that lawmakers spend much of their time deliberating on issues that affect your bottom line. Every day, lawmakers make decisions on raising or lowering your taxes, enacting, or repealing burdensome employer mandates, and promulgating unreasonable regulations. The AzLTA PAC is committed to electing lawmakers who will best represent our objectives – lowering taxes, repealing burdensome employer mandates, and eliminating unreasonable regulations.

By investing to the AzLTA PAC, you know that you are helping to elect legislators who support our industry. By electing lawmakers who are supportive of our industry, we can be assured that the AzLTA will have maximum impact in shaping policy issues in Arizona and Washington. We will be at the table when decisions impacting the hospitality industry are being made.

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I certify that I am at least 18 years old, and I am making this contribution on a personal credit or debit card with my own personal funds- not thse of another person or entity- and I meet the eligibility requirements that I am not a foreign national and not a federal contractor. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to the AzLTA PAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, favor, or disfavor.

What’s at stake if I don’t invest?  

Higher taxes, more mandates, and more regulation. Electing pro-business lawmakers is at stake. Deciding who makes the decisions is at stake. Other organizations – namely unions and trial attorneys – are actively promoting agendas that are detrimental to the hospitality industry and the pro-business climate in this State. Those organizations are working hard to elect lawmakers who are sympathetic to their agendas. If they are successful, it will impact your bottom line.

Who can invest to the AZLTA PAC?

The Arizona Lodging & Tourism PAC can accept unlimited investments from individuals, and employees of AzLTA member organizations. Candidate Committees, PACs, Corporations, and LLCs (Limited Liability Companies).

To learn more, view the Arizona Secretary of State website.

If you prefer to contribute via a personal check, download a PAC Investment Form, please send to:
Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association PAC
1240 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

For all public affairs requests please contact:

Nomination Criteria

Application Guidelines

All honorees must be employed by hotels, attractions, tourism businesses, hospitality or other supporting businesses that are of the Arizona hospitality industry.

Who can enter?

The Stars of the Industry awards competition is open to all Arizona hospitality businesses, hotels, and tourism employees.

Who can nominate a Star?

Anyone! A nominator can be an employer, a manager, a friend, regular customer, or anyone else who knows a Star in Arizona’s hospitality industry who deserves recognition.

What does it cost to enter?

Entering or nominating for the Stars of the Industry Awards is free.

What do nominees receive?

All nominees will receive an AzLTA Stars of the Industry Recognition Certificate.  The winners of each award will be announced at the Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on June 16, 2023 and receive an engraved plaque at the awards presentation.  All winners will be announced in AzLTA’s Industry Insider newsletter, by a press release, and on the AzLTA website. Winners will automatically be entered in the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s national Stars of the Industry Awards program. It is AzLTA’s privilege to celebrate the accomplishments of all the nominees and winners presented each year.

Nominations and Eligibility

The nomination process begins in April and we’ve made it easy.  Simply complete the online nominee application form and email the application to AzLTA explaining why the nominee deserves the Star award in their category.

Rules & Judging Criteria

Nominees must have served in the industry for a minimum of two years (please state total number of years in description) and will be judged on performance beyond normal job responsibilities, professionalism, and outstanding and unusual service to the property, guests and the community.

Using no more than three double-spaced pages, describe why your nominee should be honored. Give examples of:

  • Extraordinary support to fellow employees.
  • Specific event(s) that best describes the nominee’s exceptional service.
  • Outstanding leadership qualities, heroic deeds or actions that consistently add to the general well-being of guests.
  • Other great accomplishments to the industry or community.

Include photos and any materials substantiating the award entry, such as letters of commendation, guest comment cards, news clippings and other support materials received during 2021-2023 for the judges’ consideration.