Rusty Bowers - R
Reginald Bolding Jr. - D
House Minority Leader
Karen Fann - R
Martin Quezada - D
Senate Minority Whip
Please join the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association on Thursday, January 20th, for our annual Legislative Industry Kick-Off Breakfast. Our event convenes industry, community and thought leaders for a bipartisan legislative panel to discuss the most pressing topics facing our industry and provides an opportunity to learn more about our policy priorities heading into the 2022 Legislative Session.
It has never been more important than now to collaborate with stakeholders and policy leaders if we are to position our industry, employees, and our small businesses for recovery.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—which grounded global travel and crippled Arizona’s tourism economy—the US has seen a $723 billion cumulative loss for the travel economy through October 2021.
In 2020, Arizona experienced spending by domestic and international travelers decline by 35%. Due to this decline, federal, state, and local tax receipts declined by 28%, jeopardizing jobs and public programs – which we need more than ever as we work towards recovery.
We are extremely grateful for your support as we stand together with one unified voice to advocate for an industry that is the backbone of Arizona’s economy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn where our industry is headed in 2022.
Early BirdDec 20 - Jan 2
AzLTA members individual (in-person): $50
Non-members individual (in-person): $70
Member table of 8 (in-person): $350
Non-member table of 8 (in-person): $400
RegistrationJan 3 - Jan 18
AzLTA members individual (in-person): $60
Non-members individual (in-person): $85
Member table of 8 (in-person): $400
Non-member table of 8 (in-person): $450
AzLTA 2022 Legislative Priorities:
Please take a moment to review the list and the summaries of the items AzLTA is advocating for, on, or against in 2022 here.
Oppose efforts to establish local ordinances that will impose costly and burdensome regulations on the travel and hospitality industry.
Invest additional dollars into Arizona’s statewide and local tourism promotion campaigns to ensure the state is able to recapture market share when large scale traveling resumes.
Enact enabling legislation that allows for the creation of Tourism Infrastructure Packages. These funding packages will provide critical resources across the state to promote local tourism.
Support legislation that will provide for equity in the lodging and tourism industry, including changing the short-term rental property classification to class one property for property tax purposes and addressing short-term rental enforcement and penalties.