Governmental Affairs

Among the benefits of membership is AkH&LA’s commitment and work in representing the lodging industry and providing protection from various legislative bodies in Alaska as well as nationally, through our affiliation with the American Hotel & Lodging Association. AkH&LA monitors and addresses a wide range of legislative issues on a State and Federal level. With our lobbying Team and PAC Committee bills which could have an impact on the lodging industry, positively or negatively, are identified, reviewed and tracked throughout the legislative process to ensure we are protecting the lodging industry in Alaska.

AkH&LA also gets involved in legislative issues at the local level upon request of the membership. Most recently, AkH&LA staff provided support and local representation in connection with efforts to increase the local bed tax in the Mat-Su Valley for “recreational infrastructure” projects.