THE CONTINUING SURGE in COVID-19 cases even as new vaccines for the virus are being distributed has led AAHOA to postpone its conference and trade show from April until August. The association still plans to hold the event live in Dallas.
The 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show will now be held Aug. 3 to 6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas in Dallas.
“With the end of the pandemic in sight, it is our goal that attendees to the convention be able to gather safely as we continue on the road to recovery and celebrate the resiliency of our industry,” said Cecil Staton, AAHOA president and CEO.
AAHOA is tracking the vaccine rollout closely and working with public health officials in Dallas as well as VisitDallas to ensure the safety and success of this event. VisitDallas announced an initiative to receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation designating Dallas hotels, the KBHCCD and selected city venues as sanitary and safe.
“We are confident that rescheduling the convention is the right decision for our members, industry partners, and our association so that people can travel and gather safely in Dallas. I look forward to seeing all our friends in the hospitality industry Dallas this August,” Staton said.
Earlier in January, the 32nd Hunter Hotel Investment Conference was rescheduled from March to May 10 to 12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Also, last year’s AAHOACON was held virtually in August.