WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2020
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WISCONSIN NEWS
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel Named a 'Best New Hotel' by USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards
Business Wire
  Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel , a property owned and managed by nationally-recognized  MarcusĀ® Hotels & Resorts , today announced that the property was named one of the country's best new hotels by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards.  
 
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'Visit Marshfield' unveils new tourism brand, website
WSAU
In Marshfield, the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau is changing it's name to 'Visit Marshfield,' and the group's executive director Matt McLean says that also means a new logo, and a new branding campaign - 'Marshfield Made New' - to tie Marshfield's historic past, to its future. 
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Madison may tighten enforcement for Airbnb operators
Wisconsin State Journal
Seeking better administration and tighter enforcement, Madison may soon require operators of Airbnb rentals and other tourist rooming houses to get annual permits.
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'Discover Wisconsin' to promote tourism in Menomonie with upcoming episode
Dunn County News
Downtown Menomonie is one of multiple stops that Discover Wisconsin, the country's longest-running tourism television show, hopes to showcase in an upcoming episode featuring Menomonie.
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NATIONAL NEWS
New DOL rule eases standards on joint-employer status
Hotel News Now
The U.S. Department of Labor's new rule updating the joint-employer status test will make it easier for franchisors and franchisees as well as owners and third-party management companies to work together without worrying about employer status.
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Hotel Industry, Nfl Tackle Human Trafficking Prevention Ahead of Super Bowl 
Hotel News Resource
The hotel industry convened today the National Football League, national and local Florida organizations and human trafficking prevention groups to kick off a month-long series of events to raise awareness about the scourge of human trafficking which affects 40 million people around the globe. 
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US Hotel Occupancy Down -3.1 Percent to 51.7 Percent for Week Ending January 11th - 2020
Hotel News Resource
The U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 5-11 January 2020, according to data from STR.
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2020 Vision 
Lodging 
Incoming AHLA Chair Jon Bortz embraces a 'think global, act local' mindset.
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WH&LA NEWS
January WH&LA Meetings
WH&LA 
Registration is open for the upcoming WH&LA Committee and Task Force Meetings. Committee and Task Force Meetings will be held on January 21, and the Board of Directors Meeting will be held on January 22 at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. 

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Lodging Directory Advertising Deadline: January 31
WH&LA
Don't miss your chance to advertise in the 2020 Wisconsin Lodging Directory! Add a photo, place an advertisement or purchase an editorial spot to make your property stand out. Options are available for all budget levels. 
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Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association 2020 Team Events
GMHLA
GMHLA will be holding three team events in 2020. The Bowling Tournament, 26th Anniversary Volleyball Tournament, and Trivia Tournament are open to all GMHLA members.