The International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) has recognized WH&LA with two ISHAE Awards of Excellence. The awards were presented and sponsored by USA TODAY and were given out in December at the 25th annual ISHAE Winter Conference in La Jolla, California.
WH&LA was recognized in the the Government Affairs category for the lodging industry’s effort in getting support for an increase in state tourism funding. Recognition in the Public Relations category was for the Gas Card Getaways program WH&LA ran during the summer months, allowing member properties to advertise any special gas card promotions to attract travelers. Both awards were in the category of state associations with annual budgets of more than $500,000.