If you were President for a day, what would you do?
 
If you were President for a day, what would you do?
26 JANUARY 2017 9:01 AM

I’m looking for feedback on the legislation you’d change if you could. 

This week, I’m in Los Angeles, covering the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, also known as the first big event on the hotel industry calendar—the event that sets the mood and pace for the rest of the year.

It’s no surprise that a lot of conversation this week revolves around politics, but what’s most interesting to me is how polarized people seem to be. The hotel industry was collectively pro-Trump from the start, and many opinions now seem to reflect the feeling that the new administration will be helpful to the industry.

That might very well be the case, but in the meantime, there’s a heck of a lot of uncertainty swirling around. That will be standard operating procedure until time passes, of course, and we all know how impatient the hotel industry can be.

So this week in Los Angeles, my colleagues and I are asking a common question to everyone we meet with, and I’d like to get your answers to it as well. No, it’s not about President Trump, but it does reflect the legislative and regulatory changes that started happening in the last few years and that will only intensify this year.

Our question is this: What regulation or legislation would you change or eliminate if you had the power to do so, and why? What impact would it have on your business?

Your responses can range from pool lift legislation to the Affordable Care Act to proposed minimum-wage changes. Anything is fair game. Be honest, be specific.

Please take a moment and let me know your response in the comments below, email me at sricca@hotelnewsnow.com or find me on Twitter @HNN_Steph. So far my colleagues and I have heard so many different responses to this question that we know it’s a hot-button one.

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