Welcome SignAre you considering a career in lodging hospitality?   
An Innkeeper, Professional Host, Owner, Manager...  the options are many!

As an Aspiring (future) Innkeeper / Lodging Professional, whether for a few days for a few years,
you have many questions - and we have many answers!

Financing a start-up property, purchasing an operating inn, insurance, business basics, cost-effective marketing, property management systems ... ALP's online resource center and regular communications to members address these "need to know" topics. How to attract Millennials / Gen Xers, are online reviews influential, how important is social media, how does Google determine placement ... this is just a small sample of topics that are delivered to your email inbox regularly.  Our newsletter is appropriately called NEWS YOU CAN USE! Two to four times a month, webinars address essential innkeeping topics. Future & current innkeepers / lodging professionals - have busy schedules, so ALP's publications and webinars are recorded and archived for research and review anytime.

And, there's just no substitute for learning directly from innkeepers and industry consultants & experts at ALP's annual Future Hospitality Professional Seminar - it's a full 2-day event.  Immediately following is the 2-day Conference & Trade Show - we recommend continuing your education in the business of innkeeping with sessions designed for basic to advanced knowledge levels.   You'll meet your future partners at the Trade Show and in education sessions: the businesses that supply the products, services, and knowledge for operating your inn, along with innkeepers who share their experiences and insights.

We value education and the opportunity to equip you with the knowledge and resources to be successful.  These values are shared by businesses and individuals in our hospitality community and we are pleased to announce the availability of SCHOLARSHIPS for membership and for Conference registration. 

Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund

Mary White’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.  Mary was not only the founder of bnbfinder but an incredible woman, friend, and leader in our industry.  With The Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund, we are honoring Mary’s desire to continue to promote and sustain that mission by providing aspiring innkeepers access to the educational tools they need to be successful in our industry. 

The Fund will provide scholarships for qualified aspiring innkeepers to join the Association of Lodging Professionals at no charge for their introductory year, providing full access to the member newsletters, webinars, and conference at member pricing. Applicants must complete a qualification questionnaire to be reviewed by the selection committee.

Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund APPLICATION

Please visit the alplodging.org/ALP-Scholarship page for information and applications for the Conference Registration scholarships available for new innkeepers

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