DECEMBER 10, 2020
DECEMBER 10, 2020
Dear Members,
As we approach the end of 2020, the AzLTA team has been reflecting on the accomplishments we've achieved amidst a turbulent year. None of this would have been possible without the support and leadership of our Board of Directors, in particular, my good friend Steve Moore of Visit Phoenix.
Since I became President and CEO of AzLTA, Steve has always provided insight, counsel, advice and a good laugh any time I needed it. Earlier this week, Steve announced that he will be retiring at the end of March, capping off an illustrious career serving as President and CEO of Visit Phoenix for 19 years. Over the course of his tenure, Steve was intimately involved in many of the efforts that have turned Phoenix into the tourist attraction it is today.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with and learning from one of the most iconic leaders in the industry. Thank you Steve for your commitment and service to this industry, and congratulations on an incredible career!
Sincerely,
Kim Grace Sabow
President & CEO

SAVE THE DATE
FEDERAL UPDATE
URGE CONGRESS TO ACT NOW ON COMPROMISE RELIEF BILL
We are encouraged by the additional detailed summary released of the Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020. The effort is being spearheaded by Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Warner (D-VA), Murkowski (R-AK), Romney (R-UT), Cassidy (R-LA), and Collins (R-ME).
The bill contains many key provisions that our industry has fought hard to secure, including:
  • $300 billion for small businesses, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), 7(a) loan program and Economic Insurance Disaster Loans
  • The second round of PPP provides PPP loans, with loan forgiveness, for small businesses with fewer than 300 employees AND a 30% revenue loss in any quarter of 2020
  • The bill also expands eligibility for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) with fewer than 150 full-time and part-time employees to receive a first PPP loan
  • $160 billion in funding for state, local and tribal governments, which is similar to the Coronavirus Relief Fund under the CARES Act
  • Funding for airports, including set asides for airport concessionaires
  • $2.5 billion for vaccine distribution by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and $10 billion for testing and contact tracing
The situation remains very fluid and this is not a final deal. While congressional leadership negotiates, we must ensure our priorities remain included.
In the coming days, please be prepared to activate. Time and again, we have shown what we can accomplish when we work together and speak with one voice.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
ARIZONA UPDATE
SAFEST OUTSIDE: EXTENSION OF PREMISES
The State of Arizona created the Safest Outside Restaurant Assistance Program, which is designed to assist bars and restaurants with funding for the infrastructure needed to expand their premises. With $1 million total in the fund, businesses may apply for up to $10,000 to cover expenditures for items restaurants need to extend their premises, such as outdoor furniture, barriers, patio heaters, or parklets. 
APPLY NOW!
GET AZSAFE+CLEAN CERTIFIED TODAY!
In an effort to establish a unified standard for safety and cleanliness, AzLTA has worked with the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Safe Stay initiative which builds upon various sanitation best practices and recommendations from national hospitality and public health experts and various hotel brands to create our AZSAFE + CLEAN Hotel guidance.
AzLTA members who can verify that they meet these standards will be able to display a badge (window decal and electronic image for web use) to confirm to both their team members and guests that they are taking the necessary steps to remain safe and clean. It also will help members continue to improve social responsibility, while at the same time ensuring a clean and inviting environment for their guests and visitors.
If you haven’t signed up for the AZSAFE+Clean self-certification, please do so by downloading the checklist or visiting azlta.com/azsafe
THANK YOU!
Hotels across the state are going above and beyond to show their employee appreciation. Help us share your stories and how you're saying "Thank You" this holiday season at membership@azlta.com.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT OWNING YOUR OWN INN?
Our friends at the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns are inviting our members to the 2021 Virtual Innkeeping Profession (IAP) workshop. The two-day workshop will provide you a behind-the-scenes look into the innkeeping world. Sessions include: finding the perfect inn, financing, marketing, operations and more. You will also have access to veteran innkeepers and the opportunity to ask your burning questions.
IAP workshop attendees will also receive access to the Virtual InnSpire Conference & Marketplace on January 26-27 – double the education for no additional cost! There will be live and on-demand sessions, along with networking opportunities and access to a virtual vendor marketplace. Register for a weekend that could change your life.
For more information about InnSpire Conference & Marketplace, visit: www.innspireconference.com
REGISTER NOW!
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association has partnered with Teladoc Health to give your employees and their families safe access to care with unlimited virtual visits for both mental health and medical conditions for just $7 per month per employee- no insurance required. 
Reopen with healthy employees and help avoid unnecessary closures. An FDA-authorized at-home COVID-19 test is now available. Our new partner LetsGetChecked offers AzLTA members a 20% discount with code HOSPITALITY20.
AzLTA is excited to work with Source 1 to help members drastically lower supply and F&B costs while increasing quality and service. Source1 Purchasing makes it simple to collect cashback rebates on items you buy every day, plus cashback to hoteliers on 165,000 items from over 350 manufacturing suppliers, including HD Supply, American Hotel Register, Cintas, Office Depot, S&D Coffee and more.

LEARN MORE
Are you worried that exercise could be worsening your pain? Kaia's evidence-based pain relief program will gently guide you through personalized exercises designed to help build your movement confidence. That includes exercises for both your body and your mind.
AzLTA and Kaia Health have teamed up to offer you access to Kaia's pain relief app-at no cost.
MEMBER RESOURCES
AzLTA is committed to providing our members with up-to-date resources, webinars, information and recommendations from our state and national partners. Daily updates will be shared on our website so please reference it often and share it with your network.
AZ SAFE + CLEAN CERTIFICATION
REOPENING HOTEL & TRAVEL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 RESOURCES
AZ REOPENING GUIDANCE
ARIZONA MEANS BUSINESS
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