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We want our members to get the most for their money on things that will enhance their business. The OH&LA has negotiated discount prices on certain things, keeping you and your employees in mind!?

Smith Travel Research
STR is the recognized leader when it comes to the latest lodging industry statistics.
AHLA Educational Institute
AHLAEI provides valuable discounts on professional hospitality certification in all facets of the industry.
Credit Union Membership
As an OH&LA member, you're automatically eligible for full-service banking opportunities from Tinker Federal Credit Union.
Business Expense Discounts
Staples provides properties with substantial savings on everyday business expenses like office supplies.




Smith Travel Research (STR)
STR is the source for premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. The hotel industry is the cornerstone of our business and we receive data from more than 52,000 hotels in over 185 countries around the world. We provide data that is confidential, reliable, accurate and actionable. Our comprehensive reports help our clients to strategize, make better business decisions and compete within their respective markets. But the work we do goes beyond the numbers. Every day, we empower people and their businesses to reach new heights.

STR has partnered with the OH&LA to offer their members a complimentary monthly report showing the latest monthly and year-to-date performance for the U.S., West South Central Region, Oklahoma and Oklahoma’s metro areas. The STR partnership is also valuable as it offers a link for OH&LA members to receive various discounts on other STR reports.

For further details and to discuss how STR might assist you, please contact them at 615.824.8664 or via email
AH&LA Educational Institute
Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:
  • hotels
  • food & beverage establishments
  • spas 
  • trainers
  • hospitality educators
  • hotel suppliers
In order to become certified by EI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through EI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Johnson at (517) 318-2359 or via email at
Tinker Federal Credit Union Membership
As an employee or active member of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association you and your family are automatically eligible for membership at Tinker Federal Credit Union, where you can take advantage of the following opportunities:
  • full-service banking
  • low loan rates
  • lower fees
  • higher dividends
  • free online account access
  • free BillPay
  • free e-statements
  • check images
To take advantage of these new benefits, contact your local Tinker Federal Credit Union, or call 1 (800) 456-4828.
Staples Business Advantage
The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association are proud to announce a strategic partnership with Staple Business Advantage. This program is designed to provide your properties with substantial savings on everyday business expenses like office supplies. This program offers an average discount of 60% off manufacturer list prices on items featured in Staples special Low-Priced catalog and an average 40% off their large stock catalog.

There are three easy ways to register your property today: FAX the following info to Joseph Yanco at (781) 793-9444, call him at (603) 881-7014, or email Please have the following information ready: Property Name, Your Name, Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail and # of catalogs needed.

What's Happening
Join OKWIL for an interactive panel session at 2:30 on October 5 designed to help attendees embrace the benefits of “engaging” with colleagues, clients, and social circles for the betterment of their career and personal relationships. Attendees will hear from two former hotel executives, now making their careers as directors of event management, who are champions of true engagement.
OH&LA will offer Certification in Hotel Administration (CHA®). The CHA is the most prestigious certification available to hotel general managers and hospitality executives. It identifies the recipient as being part of an elite group of hospitality professionals who, by combining education and experience with dedication to the industry, have achieved a high level of expertise.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has released federal per diem rates for FY 2018 that will go into effect October 1, 2017.
The AHLA Information Center is a free resource to members and can provide information on this and many other topics, however, neither the Information Center nor this article should be taken as a substitute for advice from a qualified legal professional. For more information, contact Kyle Howton and the AHLA Information Center (713)743-6797 or
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