Hospitality and General Covid-19 Resources
April 7, 2020
With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we hope you are staying safe and healthy. And as most of the world goes into lockdown, it’s more important than ever to stay connected and support each other. That’s why we’ve collected a number of resources to help those affected in the hospitality industry navigate through these unprecedented and challenging times.
US Travel Association
The US Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all aspects of the travel industry, including prioritizing high-impact issues and identifying the industry’s biggest opportunities as well as challenges.
US Travel is providing current updates and information on the ongoing pandemic, how your business can receive assistance, media and communications materials, and how COVID-19 is impacting the travel industry.
American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
The AHLA serves the interests of the hospitality industry providing resources, support, and advocacy for every segment of the hotel industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s, bed and breakfasts, industry partners, and more.
The AHLA has posted information regarding SBA loans and additional relief resources. They have also announced a new weekly COVID-19 webinar series that addresses coronavirus updates and the latest travel information and data. For employees in the industry, the AHLA will be offering free training and educational courses to help those impacted continue to stay connected and learn new skills.
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency completely dedicated to assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs, providing counseling, capital, and contracting expertise.
On the SBA site you’ll be able to find information and resources regarding funding options, SBA loan information, and guidance for businesses and employers.
US Department of Labor
The US Department of Labor is providing resources for both workers and employers to help prepare and take action in response to the coronavirus. You’ll find resources on what COVID-19 precautions to take to ensure workplace safety, wages and leave guidelines, unemployment information, and additional support services.