Hotel Management: AHLA repeats call for bipartisan support of PPP expansion

Sep 30, 2020

“A day after House Democrats released a $2.2 trillion aid package that would authorize more funds for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and several travel-related organizations renewed calls for further congressional support to the sector, bringing in both state tourism representatives and business owners from each state to put a human face on the crisis.

During a press briefing, AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers acknowledged the PPP has been “very valuable to our industry and many small businesses around the country,” but emphasized that the measures were only meant to last for 10 weeks. With the summer travel season already over, he said, travel-related businesses need another round of support. “Our industry looks at declining revenues and dramatically increasing expenses at a very very difficult time.””

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