Hotel Association List

Dear hoteliers, could anyone recommend to me any good hotel association in North/South America and/or Caribbean? An association that is well known and wildly recognised in a particual area, that would be a good source of education, press releases, promotion.

AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association)

American Hotel & Lodging Association | AHLA

Hey, thank you but I can easily search for a list of associations or hotel chains. My question was what hoteliers think is the best and widely recognized association to join.

I need the same information with the @Hugo_Diego , however, I am looking for an institution in eastern Europe. I would be very happy if some can help me about this issue.