2022 California Lodging Expo® and Conference

California Lodging Expo® and Conference
The Lodging Expo Is Postponed

Dear Industry Partners,

Due to the current COVID conditions, the CLIA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the California Lodging Expo® and Conference on February 7, 2022, until the spring of 2022. Our goal as always is to provide the most successful lodging trade show possible. We believe that the industry would be better served if we waited until a time when factors would favor a successful event.

We thank you for your support of CLIA and the Lodging Expo. Your participation in our events makes the industry stronger. We look forward to welcoming you soon at the Lodging Expo of the future.

Darren Cole
CLIA Lodging Expo Committee Chairperson

John Manderfeld
CLIA President

Update: Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

On June 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) voted to update the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), 8 CCR §§ 3205-3205.4. 

Executive Order N-09-21 permitted the revised ETS to take effect the same day. Cal/OSHA has developed and posted FAQs that highlight the changes between the original November 30, 2020 ETS and the revised ETS, including updates on compliance and enforcement, and updated the main set of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs that reflect the requirements of the June 17, 2021 ETS.

The CLIA Scholarship Fund Fall Online Auction Ends Successfully, Bringing Year-end Fundraising to over $100,000 For the Year

Once again the CLIA community steps up to the plate to provide worthy hospitality students with much needed financial support with a highly successful online auction scholarship fundraiser. Collecting a record-breaking $50,000+ for auction items on CLIA Dollars for Scholars, the CLIA Board recognizes that the need for assistance for budding young hospitality professionals still exceeds our funds.

David Bowman, the CLIA Scholarship Committee Chairperson announces that the CLIA Dollars for Scholars online auction scholarship fundraiser ended with a bang on September 19, 2021, bringing year-to-date fundraising to over $100,000.

The Board of Directors has created Memorial Scholarships in honor of four highly respected hospitality professionals who have recently passed away: Jack Macdonald, Chuck LaPorte, Gary Hong and Jane Willett.

“CLIA is committed to honoring our past industry innovators with these scholarships, while developing our leaders of the future. This is our obligation and our joy,” says Pravin Pranav, CLIA President. “Our heartfelt thanks to our donors whose generosity will make a huge difference in these students’ lives.”

To learn more about the CLIA Dollars for Scholars auction and the Scholarship Program, visit: www.biddingforgood.com/CLIAdollars or contact Chris Middleton, cmiddleton@clia.org, 925.478.0929.

Mark your calendar!

Our next exciting auction is March 10, 2022 to March 20, 2022.

Recovery Strategy Playbook

Darren Cole of Booking.com spoke at the June 19th “Ask the Experts” Conference Call about strategies and campaigns to boost hotel revenues during the reopening phase. Due to the depth and comprehensive nature of his talk, Darren has offered to provide this information to our CLIAlert audience with a concise downloadable presentation.

We want to thank Darren Cole and Booking.com for sharing this invaluable roadmap for rebuilding hotel occupancy and ADR during this catastrophic downturn experienced by hotels” says Pravin Pranav, CLIA President. “In times like this, it is heartwarming to see the generosity of all segments of the lodging industry.”

Get the playbook

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

California is issuing daily coronavirus updates. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Check this website for the latest updates and resources.


Coronavirus Information

Ask An Expert:

Hotel Owners and Operators, we know these are challenging times. We are here to help you navigate through this landscape. Please e-mail our COVID-19 Industry Experts to help answer some of your questions.

Pravin Pranav: Payroll & HR (pravin@abacushcm.com)
John Manderfeld: Hotel Operations & Investment (john@johnmanderfeld.comj)
Pat Mitchell: COVID-19 Preparedness, General HR, Sales & Marketing Advice  (pmitchell@hotelpros.biz)
David Bowman: Lending & Brokerage (dbowman@newgenadv.com)

The Governor’s Office and GO-Biz have compiled guidance from California Agencies and Departments for use by California employers and employees as it relates to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of your concerns can be found here:

Governor’s Office and GO-Biz

Visit California has been an invaluable source of information for the travel and tourism industry. To stay up to date, visit:

Visit California

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for latest information on the Coronavirus, visit:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus by Fisher Phillips can be found here:

Fisher Phillips

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