Who We Are

The Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) is the official voice of the restaurant, lodging, and tourism industries in Arkansas.

The association serves as an umbrella organization for the Arkansas Lodging Association, the Arkansas Restaurant Association and the Arkansas Travel Council . Members include restaurants, bars, hotels, lodges, resorts and other businesses related to travel, tourism and entertainment.

In addition, the AHA offers an associate membership for vendors and an education membership for secondary and postsecondary schools. Membership is affordable and open to any business or individual who wants to benefit from the services, educational programs and advocacy on governmental issues offered by the AHA.

The Arkansas Hospitality Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization.

What We Do

As the voice of the hospitality industry, the AHA:

  • Represents the industry before the Arkansas General Assembly and government agencies;
  • Promotes public awareness of the industry and its contributions to the Arkansas economy;
  • Facilitates specially discounted benefits and services to our members;
  • Offers training and education programs on food and alcohol safety, student training programs and more to build the future of the hospitality industry in Arkansas
  • Sponsors one of the state’s largest trade shows in the Fall of each year, highlighting the latest technology in services and products required by the hospitality industry.