The following are Federal Issues that AzLTA monitors and communicates to Arizona’s Congressional Delegation.
AzLTA sits in the board of both the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the US Travel Association and leads delegations to Washington, D.C. annually to address the impacts of federal issues on Arizona’s tourism industry and business community.
- 911 Dial-Through (backgrounder) (update)
- ADA Accessibility Guide
- Healthcare Implementation
- Immigration Reform
- Travel and Tourism
Other Federal Items include:
- Restoring the 40-hour work week: The new definition of the work week in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which limits full-time employment to 30-hours per week hurts employees and employers. We are asking Senators to support S. 30, the “Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015.” Read more here.
- Protecting consumers from online booking scams: Booking hotel rooms online is a big business, a great convenience for consumers and a feature hotel companies have successfully implemented for their guests. Bad actors are capitalizing on the success of online bookings and hurting consumers through rip offs, scams and frauds. We are urging Members of Congress to press the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to further investigate this issue. More here.
- Protecting the franchise model: Members of Congress need to protect the franchisor/franchisee relationship. New rules developed by unelected bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) threaten to stifle job creation and destroy the current franchise model, which has allowed so many small businesses to grow and prosper. Read more here.
View the Congressional Letter to Department of Justice regarding hotel booking scams.