SLAHA Board Meeting & Scholarship Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, the Saint Louis Area Hotel Association held its board meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton in Chesterfield, MO. While matters of importance for the hotel industry in St. Louis MO were discussed, this was also a celebratory event; the recipients of the annual SLAHA scholarship were recognized and received their commemorative oversized checks.

Pictured above you can see (left to right) Stacey Howlett, Current SLAHA President;  Mohammed Kashif, Executive Officer and SLAHA Board Member; Marcia Morrison, scholarship recipient and current student at L’Ecole Culinaire; and Nelson Bay, Vice President of SLAHA.

One of the main topics covered during the meeting was the current debate on the taxation and regulation of Airbnb and other Short Term Rentals.  Without any regulations in place, not only is it unfair to hotels who are vying to level the playing field, but it can be unsafe for travelers

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Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.