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New Marketplace Provide Law in effect as of January 1
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
The new Marketplace Provider Law (2019 Wisconsin Act 10) that was passed earlier this year took effect on January 1, 2020. It clarifies that a marketplace provider is required to collect and remit Wisconsin sales or use tax on all sales of taxable products and services that the marketplace provider facilitates on behalf of a marketplace seller. 


Viewpoints: The biggest local business stories of 2019
BizTimes Milwaukee
Years from now, 2019 may be remembered as a significant year for the Milwaukee area, that set the stage for even bigger things in 2020.

Wisconsin Airports Have Been Busy In 2019
Wisconsin Public Radio
Passenger numbers grow as airlines bring additional routes, larger planes to the state.
Tribune editorial board: La Crosse Center expansion is vital
La Crosse Tribune
Finally, construction has begun on a crucial project for downtown La Crosse and the Coulee Region - the $42 million expansion of the La Crosse Center.

SafeRide Program Available From Tavern League Members Year Round
A Tavern League of Wisconsin leader says a program that get's ample use during New Year's celebrations is something they take pride in.
U.S. Hotel Profit Growth Bounces Back in November After Downward Blip
negative profit turn for U.S. hotels in October gave way to robust growth in November as GOPPAR climbed 6.1 percent year-over-year (YOY), the second-highest increase of 2019, according to data from HotStats. While strong in November 2019, year-to-date (YTD) profit growth was somewhat muted-up just 0.3 percent.
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Owners, operators on how to stay profitable in 2020
Hotel News Now
As 2020 begins, owners, operators and asset managers share strategies for coming out on top in terms of driving profitability after a tough year of slowed economic growth and increased costs. 

Four Hotel Technology Predictions for 2020
The new year and new decade will likely bring even greater advancements in hotel technology across both guest-facing and back-of-the-house applications.

Safety and Security Now Are Top Priorities for Meeting Planners
Hotel News Resource
Of all the issues that meeting planners consider when selecting an event venue, safety and security now are top priorities, according to a 2019 Destination Meeting Assessment Program survey conducted by Smith Travel Research. 
Lodging Directory Advertising Deadline: January 10
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. 

WH&LA: A decade of accomplishments 
The past ten years have been one for the record books! We ended the year sharing a highlight of our leaders, publications, scholarships, awards and more on  Facebook and Instagram.