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CAHS 100: Introduction to Hospitality: Associations

Resources for students

Restaurant Associations

American Culinary Federation
Promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians.

American Institute of Food and Wine (AIFW)
"In 1981 Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff, and others founded The American Institute of Wine & Food, a non-profit educational organization devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and drink."

California Restaurant Association (CRA)
Founded in 1906, the CRA is the oldest restaurant association in the United States.

Culinary Collaborative
"A national network of more than 1,000 members of the food community who promote sustainable cuisine by celebrating the joys of local, seasonal, and artisanal cooking."

Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry and serve members in the Bay Area.

Green Restaurant Association (GRA)
Founded in 1990, GRA helps restaurants and their customers improve their environmental impact in convenient ways, through research, environmental consulting, education, marketing, and consumer activism.

Independent Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)
Links to industry trends, education and scholarships, news, jobs, management tools and more.

International Association of Culinary Professionals
Serves as a resource and support system for food professionals worldwide.

International Franchise Association
Provides franchise information. Sections of the website includes: education, resource center, franchise opportunities, news, and development.

National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Provides information on industry research, careers and education; government and legal; food safety; how to run a business, and news.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
Find state by state regulatory information, career outreach and educational opportunities, as well as publications and a resource center.

Professional Chef's Association
Everything from news, live chef talks, recipes, restaurant design, wines, conferences, and more.

Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
Provides professional development through research and information, continuing education and member interaction in a collaborative environment.

Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR)
"Promotes the education and advancement of women in the restaurant industry and the betterment of the industry as a whole."

Hospitality Associations

American Automobile Assn
American Assn of Airport Executives
American Bed & Breakfast Assn
Assn of Bridal Consultants
Assn of Business Travelers
American Camping Association
Assn of Collegiate Conference & Events Directors
American Culinary Federation
Assn for Convention Operations Management
Assn of Corporate Travel Executives
American Dietetic Assn
American Disc Jockey Assn
Assn of Destination Management Executives
Assn of Destination Management Executives
Assn for Wedding Professionals Intl
American Gaming Assn
Airport Ground Transportation Assn
Academy of Hospitality Attorneys
American Hotel and Lodging Assn
American Institute of Wine & Food
Alliance of Meeting Mgt Consultants
American Rental Assn
American Resort Development Assn
Assn of Retail Travel Agents
American Society of Assn Executives
American Sightseeing Intl
American Society of Travel Agents
Air Transport Assn
Black Culinarians Alliance
Center for Exhibition Industry Research
Chaine des Rotisseurs USA
Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
Convention Industry Council (formerly CLC)
Council of Independent Restaurants of America
Council of International Restaurant Real Estate Brokers
Cruise Lines International Assn
Club Managers Assn of America
California Nations Indian Gaming Assn
Dude Ranch Assn
Exhibit Designers & Producers Assn
Exposition Operations Society
Ecotourism Society
Frequent Business Travelers Club
Food Consultants Group
Food Marketing Institute
Freighter Travelers Assn of America
Green Hotels Assn
Green Restaurant Assn
Hotel and Catering Intl Mgt Assn
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
Hotel Motel Engineers Assn
Hispanic Meeting Professionals
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Assn Intl
Intl Assn of Conference Centers
Intl Assn of Culinary Professionals
Intl Assn of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Intl Assn for Exhibition Management
Intl Assn of Fairs and Expositions
Intl Assn for Medical Assistance to Travelers
Intl Assn Passengers Assn
Intl Air Transport Assn
Intl Congess & Convention Assn
Institute of Certified Travel Agents
Intl Executive Housekeepers Assn
Intl Festivals & Events Assn
Intl Food Service Executives Assn
Intl Food Wine and Travel Writers Assn
Intl Hotel and Restaurant Assn
Intl Society of Hospitality Consultants
Intl Special Events Society
Meeting Professionals Intl
National Assn of Catering Executives
Natl Business Travel Assn
Natl Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
Natl Indian Gaming Assn
Natl Limo Assn
Natl Parks & Conservation Assn
Natl Restaurant Assn
Natl Tour Assn
Professional Assn of Innkeepers Intl
Personal Chef Assn
Professional Chef Assn
Professional Convention Mgt Assn
Society of Corporate Meeting Professionals
Sports Tourism Intl Council
Society of Independent Show Organizers
Student Travel Assn
Trade Show Exhibitors Assn
Travel & Tourism Research Assn
Travel Industry Assn
United States Tour Operators Assn
World Tourism Organization
World Travel & Tourism Council
World Waterpark Assn

Lodging Associations

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
Site provides industry news, membership and publication information and archived articles from Lodging Magazine.

American Hotel & Lodging Foundation
Site provides resources for educational and research projects that ensure continued growth and opportunities for the lodging industry.

American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries.

British Columbia & Yukon Hotels' Association
Advocate for the interests of the hotel industry throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. The BCYHA is a significant component in BC's $8.5 billion tourism trade.

California Hotel & Lodging Association
The largest and most influential state lodging trade association in the world. CH&LA's history of service to California's lodging industry reaches back over 100 years.

Caribbean Hotel Association
Represents the Caribbean Hospitality Industry

European Hotel Managers Association
Established in Rome in 1974. Its members include hotel managers operating first-class and luxury hotels in Europe.

Green Hotels Association
Site aims to serve as an platform to bring together hotels interested in environmental issues. Includes a directory of member hotels with contact information, press releases, a catalog of products, and ideas for making hotels more environmentally friendly.

Historic Hotels of America: National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust established Historic Hotels of America in 1989 to identify quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambience. Online directory of historic hotels is available from this site.

Hotel Association of Canada
Includes the provincial and territorial hotel associations, the corporate hotel chains, independent hotels, motels and resorts and the suppliers to the hotel industry. HAC focuses on maintaining government profile and industry data and hosting an annual conference.

Hotel & Catering International Management Association
Covers all sectors of the industry from hotels, contract catering, restaurants and pubs to hospitals, schools and armed forces catering. The HCIMA is a registered charity. The HCIMA has a worldwide membership of around 23,000 within 27 UK regional branches and 17 international groups.

Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA)
Not-for-profit trade association, all of HEDNA's activities are intended to stimulate the booking of hotel rooms through the use of Global Distribution Systems (GDSs), the Internet and other electronic means.

Hotel Motel Engineer Association
Trade Show, Job Search, Engineers Wanted Memberships, Trade Show Registration, Hotel/Motel Sales and Training Information etc.

Independent Innkeepers Association
Membership includes the finest inns, B&Bs, and getaway retreats in Canada and the US, carefully chosen and inspected to maintain the highest standards.

Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association
"Serving Nevada since 1979, this trade association represents more than 400 member properties and supplier organizations with over 150,000 employees throughout the state. The NHLA purpose is to protect and enhance the financial welfare of the industry and educate its employees."

New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
NYSH&TA originally represented New York State's lodging industry. Includes members from nearly all segments of the tourism industry.

Oregon Lodging Association
A statewide nonprofit trade association representing and supporting Oregon's lodging industry. OLA currently represents over 1200 hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfasts, resorts, recreational vehicle parks, and lodging-related vendors.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Each member hotel offers a unique mix of ambiance, furnishing and architecture, and conforms to Preferred's Standards of Excellence program.

Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Site focuses on informing existing as well as aspiring innkeepers and vendors on various aspects of inn keeping. Also includes a publication library, a discussion forum, job listings, and financial and operating figures from the biennial B&B/Country Inns Industry Study.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Small Luxury Hotels was created in 1991 as the result of a merger between Prestige Hotels Europe and Small Luxury Hotels & Resorts of North America.

The Leading Hotels of the World
Headquartered in New York City, The Leading Hotels of the World provides global distribution, reservations, and luxury marketing support to the world's five-star independent hotels and hotel groups.

Washington Hotel & Lodging Association
Works toward a favorable legislative and regulatory environment for the lodging industry in Washington state, and promotes programs, resources and benefits to its members. The association publishes the Hospitality Law Manual, a comprehensive resource for lodging operators; and the annual Washington State Visitors' Guide, a premier travel planner that promotes the state as a tourism destination.

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