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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.

ALP members are lodging professionals from 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.

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 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

We are a collaborative community, solving the challenges of independent lodging property owners in a changing travel landscape.

We’re a non-profit association that focuses on professional development and advocates for the industry in media relations, and influencing public policy.

ALP MISSION: To embrace all current and aspiring professionals within the small, independent lodging community and help them become highly successful by providing critical education, advocacy, networking, and professional development.

ALP VISION: To ensure a vibrant and growing small, independent lodging community by serving as the foremost knowledge and information resource,
a powerful industry advocate, and maintaining strong industry alliances.

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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.