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The Association of Lodging Professionals

Have you ever pondered these questions?

  • How do I get more guests to Book Direct?
  • How should I be marketing to the post-Covid traveler?
  • How do I handle a threat or lawsuit related to ADA compliance?
  • Is paying for Social Media ads even worth it?

We get it! You enjoy your guests and running your own business, but finding the answers to these types of questions can be a challenge. Sure, there are groups, forums, and searches, but is the information reliable and practical?

The Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) is a non-profit association that focuses on professional development and the resources to help our members’ businesses flourish. We advocate for the hospitality industry in media relations and by influencing public policy.

Who are ALP members? They’re lodging professionals with all types of properties.

  • Innkeepers / Owners of Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
  • Hoteliers of Boutique Hotels
  • Owners of Vacation Rentals
  • Hosts of Short Term Rentals
  • Owners / Managers of cabins, cottages, yurts, glamping sites (the list is practically endless)
  • Investors in all of the above
  • Future Lodging Professionals are those who aspire to own/operate a lodging property 
  • Lodging Professional Allied Partners are the businesses that support our industry with products,
    services, and education.
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The Benefits of Membership

The ALP offers membership for all hospitality professionals.

We are a fully inclusive association that represents all segments of the independent lodging industry with a focus on providing education, research, members-only discounts, networking events, and advocacy.

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Who We Are

ALP MISSION: To champion current and aspiring professionals within the independent lodging community, and to help them become highly successful by providing essential education, advocacy, networking, and professional development.

ALP VISION: To ensure a robust, independent lodging community by serving as a resource for essential industry education, as an influential industry advocate, and as a facilitator of strong industry alliances.

As a member, you have access to essential resources and the information to help you operate your lodging property.  Explore what is in store for you!

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The content from past conferences is accessible to conference attendees and then viewable to all ALP Members one year after the date.

In addition Development Days content is also accessible to all ALP Members and available for purchase by non-members, which can be credited towards a one-year membership.