January 5, 2022

California Lodging Expo® and Conference
February 7, 2022
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - Commerce

California's Premier Lodging Trade Show

Everyone is eager to see friends and colleagues. The Lodging Expo is the perfect place to connect with people, learn about the ideas, products and services needed to boost your pandemic recovery.

This exciting event is free to lodging owners, operators, students and educators.

What Can Attendees Expect?

  •    Panel Discussions with industry experts
  •    California Tourism Outlook
  •    Trade Show
  •    Scholarship Award Ceremony

  •    Grand Prize Drawing - 5-night stay at the Royal Kona Resort
  •    Cash Prize Drawings
  •    Getaway and Prize Drawings
  •    Morning Mingle
  •    Industry Luncheon
  •    Free Wine Tasting
  •    Evening Reception
  •    Networking, Networking, Networking
Thank you to our Expo Sponsors
CLIA Is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Our favorite time of year has arrived! The CLIA Scholarship Application process is launched!

Key things to remember about applying for a CLIA Scholarship:

  • Due date for applications is January 20, 2022.
  • Scholarship awards will be announced on January 27, 2022 and awarded on February 7, 2022 at the California Lodging Expo® and Conference.
  • Must live in CA.
  • GPA minimum 2.5. 
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year California college or university and majoring in a lodging or hospitality-related field.
  • Must have completed three semesters as a full-time student.

For more information, contact

California Adopts Reduced CDC Quarantine and Isolation Periods – With a Catch
On the heels of the CDC’s updated isolation and quarantine guidance reducing the length of time an individual must isolate after contracting COVID-19 and the quarantine period for those exposed to the illness, California has largely aligned these new timeframes – but with a catch. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) just released updated guidance to conform to the new CDC guidelines but adds additional requirements, including testing to exit isolation or quarantine at Day 5 and improved masking. The December 30 guidance also inserts the issue of booster shots for the first time. What do California employers need to know about the new guidance?

New Isolation and Quarantine Guidance
The new guidance offers revised timeframes and requirements for isolation and quarantine periods that mostly track the new federal guidelines, but does create additional obligations for employers.

Six ways Benchmarking Can Support
Post-pandemic Recovery
By STR, December 30, 2021

Depending on when you read this blog, the situation around the pandemic has probably shifted since the time of writing—and could easily change again. No matter what stage of the pandemic you are experiencing, however, this brief guide on six practical ways benchmarking can support your distribution strategy and revenue recovery will remain the same.

1. Daily/weekly performance monitoring is now more important than ever
Benchmarking is the process of measuring the performance results of your own business against various segments of the marketplace—namely, the competition. In top-line benchmarking, hotels usually compare three key performance indicators (KPIs): occupancy, average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) against both the overall local market (referred to as “industry”) and a self-selected competitive set (commonly known as a “comp set”).

CLIA Members Get Discount on 2022 Labor Posters
Why are the posters not available until January? Delivering the most accurate, up-to-date poster is our top priority. CalChamber is awaiting final information from government agencies on two of the required employment notices. As soon as the approved notices are released, we will post when we expect the posters to start shipping.

Contact Chris Middleton at for discount promo code.

Minimum Wage Hikes Effective January 1 Include Local Rate Increases

Much like updating workplace postings and employee handbooks, understanding minimum wage increases has become an annual end-of-year task for employers. In California, there are two different statewide minimum wage rates depending upon employer size.

Currently for employers with 26 or more employees, the minimum wage is $14 per hour while employers with 25 or fewer employees are subject to a $13 per hour minimum wage.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
CLIA Discount 20% on monthly fees
CLIA Discount 5% on Workers Comp and other discounts and benefits
CLIA Discount on credit card processing fees - property specific
CLIA Discount 50% on all eproducts
Use Promo Code CLIC5 for
a 20% discount
CLIA Discount 10% on initial fees plus 67% discount from 21% to 7% per room per month subscription
CLIA Discount 10% on initial fees plus 67% discount from 21% to 7% per room per month subscription
CLIA Discount 20% on legal services
CLIA Discount 10% on legal services and Free Employee Handbook Review
Donates 3% of all sales to CLIA members to CLIA Dollars for Scholars
CLIA Discount 15% on Human Resource tools
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