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Alabama city claims U.S. origins of Fat Tuesday revelry

...or try to drown their sorrows in the festive happenings. Chuck Cuff, outgoing president of the Mobile Area Hotel and Motel Association, says reservations for the area's 5,000 rooms are comparable to last year's. "We thought last year...
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...TRAVEL: About 30 percent of all hotel stays are business-related, according to data compiled by the American Hotel and Motel Association in Washington. Several surveys made public last year show customers have come to rely on high-tech gear to...
Masters profitable for hotels in area

...may seem unfair to some, the practice is common industrywide, said Tia Gordon, spokeswoman for the American Hotel and Motel Association. "It's a basic supply and demand formula," Ms. Gordon said. During big sporting events, customers can...
Unions trying to organize hotel workers in Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS -- Hotel maid Aquanita Smith was part of the tourist boom in the city of Mardi Gras. That is, until she needed three days to help care for her newborn granddaughter. Despite glowing performance evaluations at the Wyndham Hotel, she was fired. "They expect the workers to be slaves," said Ms. Smith, who claims she was dismissed for taking the time off. "That's the kind of respect these people (management) have for the workers."
Orlando's booming job market has many openings, but low pay

...under welfare reform. "We have a major shortage," Cheryl Taubensee, executive director of Central Florida Hotel and Motel Association, said at a recent meeting to discuss hiring welfare recipients. "We need cleaning ladies, we need cooks...
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Some businesses booming after two hurricanes hit Fla.

...losses from tourists staying away from the state, said Thomas A. Waits, president and CEO of the Florida Hotel and Motel Association. But Villamil said even the hit tourism took will be temporary, because the theme parks and beaches are still...
Proposed USC-affiliated hotel hits snag with Justice Department

...Council. "It's putting the cart before the horse," said Toby Ward, an attorney for the Greater Columbia Hotel and Motel Association. "What's being built is a hotel house of cards." University spokesman Russ McKinney said the hotel would...
Hoteliers file complaint to block university building

...competing facility. The complaint was filed with the General Accounting Office on behalf of the Greater Columbia Hotel and Motel Association. The complaint accuses the Justice Department's National Advocacy Center of violating federal law by agreeing...
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Hotel group opposes plan for college inn COLUMBIA -The Greater Columbia Hotel and Motel Association sent letters to incoming university President Andrew Sorensen and state leaders opposing the University of South Carolina Foundation's...
NFL and auto dealers talking again happen its too early to be either optimistic or pessimistic" Meanwhile, the members of the New Orleans Hotel and Motel Association worked to switch rooms to accommodate the potential new date for the game. "All the parties want to get it...