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Annual Conference and Marketplace

The Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association is very excited to show off our favorite city, Baltimore, at the 2022 ALP Conference and Marketplace! Baltimore was a centerpiece of America’s founding history, and as one of the world’s top waterfront cities, today it’s a vibrant artistic hub with an amazing food and arts culture. Baltimore is a hidden gem of a city, just waiting to be explored!

Networking is critical to any association. ALP Conferences create and encourage relationship building opportunities, whether it’s between our lodging property owners, or with our marketplace exhibitors.

ALP is focused on the success of your lodging business. This is why every year, we work extremely hard to bring unmatched, industry led education, under one roof. No where else will you find more learning opportunities packed into 3 days.

Let’s face it, HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS NEED TIME OFF and have someone else cater to their needs. You are serious about your business, but you are also serious about having FUN! Let us handle that!

The best of the lodging industry deserves the best Marketplace in the Lodging Industry. The ALP Marketplace is filled with products and services with a simple goal – providing you with the best tools needed to attract guests and keep them coming back! And they’re only found together at the same time at ALP’s Annual Conference & Marketplace.

ALP Regional Meetings

FRLA Florida Inns partnered with ALP to host a regional meeting in June 2020.  The programming content and connections ALP provided was so valuable to our membership.  Our busy owner/operators were able to come to a quick two-day meeting, gain insightful and relevant information to quickly apply to their businesses.  Florida Inns can’t thank ALP enough for the connection to the speakers and vendors who are doing great things to help our independent lodging businesses in Florida.

ALP’s Regional Meetings offer a great supplement to our ALP Conference & Marketplace.  Although smaller, they are equally packed with education, networking, shopping, and fun – just with a more focused purpose.

The ALP Women in Hospitality Retreat is our first female-only undertaking, specifically designed to uplift and educate Women in our industry. We’ll focus on the person, not the business. We’ll focus on building strengths and eliminating obstacles faced by females in hospitality. And, yes, we’ll surely have a great time doing it! Stay tuned for more details later in 2021.

ALP’s Regional Meetings offer a way for state/local lodging association members to meet with friends, national educators, exhibitors, and help advocate for your concerns closer to home. It’s great to see all of the new faces who can’t get away to the ALP Conference & Marketplace.

If you would be interested in bringing ALP to your region, please reach out to our Event Planner at [email protected] today.

Newsletters

News You Can Use

The name says it all. Delivered to your in-box twice monthly (plus a few ‘special editions’), the News features trending topics and industry developments. Scan the topics and click on the links of interest for the complete scoop. Become a member to get the News you can Use.

InnOvations

A bi-monthly members-only e-magazine with educational articles from the industry experts. Issues are indexed and available in the library for future reference.

Webinars

Whatever your question or interest, we’ve got a WEBINAR for that! 

Several times each month, educational webinars are presented by our education department and industry consultants.  Upcoming events are listed in the News You Can Use newsletter.  After the broadcast, webinars are cataloged for use and reference by members at their convenience.  Here’s a sampling of recent topics:

  • Loyalty Programs for Lodging
  • Creative Marketing Ideas on a Budget
  • Tax and Asset Protection Strategies for Innkeepers
  • What does a book direct program look like?
  • Profit is the Goal, not The Number of Weddings you Sell
  • Advanced Booking Engine Tactics
  • How to Create a Chatbot for your Website or Facebook page
  • Is Your Site ADA Compliant?

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