Association of Lodging Professionals


The Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) is the national association of small independent lodging.  Our members are independent lodging properties, bed & breakfasts/inns, unique lodging properties, hospitality professionals, aspiring hospitality professionals and allied partners that support our industry with their products and services.

We are a member-driven, a non-profit organization that focuses on professional development and advocacy for our industry.

The Association of Lodging Professionals is pleased to support lodging professionals and aspiring lodging professionals through three industry scholarship funds.   Each scholarship fund is in honor of individuals that have given so much to our industry. 

The D. Scott Bushnell Memorial Fund and the Michael D Hanscom Memorial Funds were established in 2018. 


*These scholarships support Aspiring lodging owners by providing registration to ALP’s annual conference.


*These scholarships support property owners by providing a registration to ALP’s annual conference.

On February 25th, 2020, in Albuquerque, New Mexico at our annual Conference and Marketplace, we were pleased to establish our third scholarship fund the - MARY WHITE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

*This fund will allow qualified aspiring lodging owners to join ALP with their membership fee waived for their introductory year.

Mary’s dedication to Innkeeper education began many years ago with her bnbfinder client newsletters and was recognized globally as the author of the Innkeeping for Dummies book. It was Mary’s desire to continue to promote and sustain that mission by providing aspiring and new innkeepers access to the educational tools they need to be successful in our industry.

This fund will equip new and aspiring innkeepers, for one year at no charge, with the ability to participate in all that ALP (Association of Lodging Professional) provides, providing full access to the member newsletter, webinars and conference member pricing. The Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund will be a legacy of educational support for future generations of professional lodging owners.

ALP has applied for a 501 c (3) IRS designation and we are awaiting approval.  If your contribution to one of the three scholarship funds does not need to be tax-deductible as a charitable donation, you can make a contribution at any time.  If you would like to use a credit card for your donation, please give Rob a call at the number below. 

If you want to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution, then consider making a pledge now and you can contribute once the foundation is approved.  Please email for more information.

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