Lodging News - February/March 2014

Digital Landscape

Embracing the Digital Landscape

With all the destinations to visit this year there is one place every traveler will undoubtedly journey to first: the web. Access to endless travel information—ideas, tips, first-hand experiences, and answers to nearly any inquiry—is literally at each consumer’s fingertips. With each click, tap, and swipe consumers are learning, planning, and potentially becoming your next customer.

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Market, Mobile, and Meta Trends

Meta Mobile

Change is happening faster and faster. With the passing of 2013, we need to focus on what will be big in 2014 and beyond. Hoteliers can get better performance through meta, market and mobile opportunities.

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7 Essential Things Your Accountant Should Tell You

Essential Tax Things

There are many opportunities, changes and issues affecting the restaurant and lodging industry. Now is the time to become informed about the essential 7 items that can directly affect your business.

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Legislative Wire: Industry Issues

Legislative Wire

As 2014 gets rolling, here’s a quick update on some of the key issues Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) has and will continue to work on throughout Oregon. This is just a topline view of a few of the issues we get asked about the most.

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Small Business Tax Cut

Small Tax Cut

There was a “small business tax cut” passed during the 2013 special session in September. The tax legislation created an optional lower rate, starting in tax year 2015 – it does not apply for years 2013 or 2014.

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Renewed National Partnership

AHLA Partnership

Grand Bargain May Ease Pressure on Local Government Taxation. ORLA is once again a partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) effective with the start of the New Year. The board and staff are enthusiastic with the changes being made in AH&LA’s mission, staff and approach to representing the industry.

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