2023 Editorial Calendar*

Our editorial philosophy is focused on helping industry professionals do their jobs more effectively, efficiently and profitably by providing a balance of business-and technical-related content.

Additionally, our magazine is distributed at AAHOA’s 28+ regional events throughout the year!

*Editorial Calendar is tentative and subject to change.

January

Workforce Management

  • Best practices for turning difficult employees into star players
  • Red flags and green lights – What to look for when hiring, firing, and training
  • Creating a culture that rewards top performers

Bonus Distribution: 

  • ALIS (Jan 23-25)

Content deadline: November 3, 2022

Materials deadline: November 3, 2022

Ships: December 2022

February

Technology

  • Point: Embracing bleeding-edge technology to gain a competitive advantage and improve the guest experience
  • Counterpoint: The benefits of retaining old-school human interactions and tried-and true methodologies in day-to-day business
  • Is it right for me? Determining factors when considering new technology-based services and solutions
  • Technology, productivity & cost savings – At what point is it counterproductive to implement new technologies from labor- and cost-savings perspective?
 

Content deadline: December 14, 2022

Materials deadline: December 14, 2022

Ships: January 2023

March

Maximizing Revenue

  • Ways to boost a hotel’s bottom line without exorbitant upfront expenses
  • How to minimize risk while maximizing potential profitability
  • Value-add or bottom-line liability – Is it time to start charging for amenities such as breakfast, WiFi, and daily housekeeping?

Bonus Distribution: 

  • Radisson Hotel Group Americas (March 21-23) 
  • Hunter Hotel Investement Conference (March 21-23)

Content deadline: January 12, 2023

Materials deadline: January 12, 2023

Ships: February 2023

April

AAHOACON23

  • State of the industry overview – are we back on track or still in recovery mode?
  • Profiling several past AAHOA scholarship winners
  • Looking ahead – What can hoteliers do to plan for the next downturn?

Bonus Distribution

  • AAHOACON23 (April 11-14)

Content Deadline: February 9, 2023

Materials deadline: February 9, 2023

Ships: March 2023

May

Young Leaders (AAHOA’s Rising Stars)

  • Bright stars of tomorrow – a look at a few younger hoteliers making waves in the industry
  • What advice and caution can today’s key industry players offer to the leaders of tomorrow?
  • Leadership 101 – Best practices for leading well

Bonus Distribution

  • AHLA ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality (TBD)
  • National Restaurant Association Show (May 20-23)

Content deadline: March 9, 2023

Materials deadline: March 9, 2023

Ships: April 2023

June

Design

  • How outdated design may be hurting your bottom line
  • Q&A with the new AAHOA Officers
  • Top design trends – How to keep your property looking fresh and improve the guest experience

Bonus Distribution

  • HITEC (June 24-26)

Content deadline: April 12, 2023

Materials deadline: April 12, 2023

Ships: May 2023

July

Independent Hoteliers

  • Red flags when choosing a brand relationship
  • Best practices for building your brand as an independent
  • When, where, and how – Marketing an independent hotel
 

Bonus Distribution: 

  • ALIS Summer Updates (NYC: TBD / Nashville: TBD / Dallas: TBD)

Content deadline: May 10, 2023

Materials deadline: May 10, 2023

Ships: June 2023

August

Legal & Liability

  • How to avoid frivolous, drive-by ADA lawsuits
  • What are the key accessibility features a hotel should be incorporate and why?
  • Human resources 101 – Examining the workplace issues important to today’s workforce

Content deadline: June 8, 2023
Materials deadline: June 8, 2023

Ships: July 2023

September

Marketing, Promotion, Sales

  • Tell your story – Best practices for marketing your property in unique ways
  • Know when to say when – Outsourcing sales vs. keeping it in house
  • Level the playing field – How to compete with OTAs for bookings

Bonus Distribution: 

  • The Lodging Conference (September 18-21)

Content deadline: July 11, 2023

Materials deadline: July 11, 2023

Ships: August 2023

October

Industry Advocacy

  • Success stories – What is AAHOA doing to advocate for industry-friendly legislation?
  • Legislation update – A look at proposed industry-related legislative activity on the horizon
  • Looking back at key pieces of legislation from years past that have greatly affected the industry

Bonus Distribution

  • Latino Hotel Association Conference (TBD)
  • Best Western Annual Convention (TBD)

Content deadline: August 10, 2023

Materials deadline: August 10, 2023

Ships: September 2023

November

Succession Planning

  • How to protect your property’s legacy while caring for it’s present needs
  • Cautionary tales – A look at key companies/industries that failed to plan ahead with regards to future leadership
  • What do guests expect regarding cleanliness and sanitization? Has the pandemic changed things forever?

Bonus Distribution

  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (TBD)

Content deadline: September 7, 2023

Materials deadline: September 7, 2023

Ships: October 2023

December

Forecasting

  • Looking ahead to 2024 – Predictions and prognostications
  • Nearly four years after the pandemic first began, is the industry finally back on track?
  • Examining AAHOA’s priorities for 2024 and beyond

Content deadline: October 11, 2023

Materials deadline: October 11, 2023

Ships: November 2023