Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality and tourism is the largest sector of our regional economy. Our research explores working conditions within the industry and how high standards are good for the industry, its workforce, and the city.
Raise LA: How Good Hotel Jobs Will Boost Local Businesses, Strengthen Neighborhoods and Renew Our Economy (2013)
Residents, workers, and businesses from communities across Los Angeles are united in the Raise LA Coalition, which is advocating for City Council passage of a minimum wage for hotel workers. …read more.
In this report, LAANE examines the impact of two major achievements on Century Corridor: (1) the Living Wage Ordinance, which went into effect in July 2008; and (2) the successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreements at four of the 12 Century Corridor hotels. …read more.
A Tale of Two Cities: How Long Beach’s Investment in Downtown Tourism Has Contributed to Poverty Next Door (2009)
This report finds that the City of Long Beach has invested an estimated $750 million in tourism development since the early 1980s in order to reinvent its downtown as a destination for vacationers and convention attendees. But the hotels that have benefited from that investment have produced low-wage hotel jobs. …read more.
Lost Wages, Soaring Revenue: An Analysis of the Impact of the Failure of Hotels to Implement the Century Corridor Living Wage (2008)
This report quantifies the cost to employees of delay tactics by LAX-area hotels who refused to comply with a 2006 living wage law and instead gathered signatures for a referendum and filed a lawsuit against the city. The report also looks at the growth of hotel revenues during this time. …read more.
This report, published before the launch of a successful effort to improve conditions at Century Boulevard hotels, found that these businesses had some of the highest occupancy rates in the county but were failing to provide living wages to their workforce. …read more.
Short Term Rentals
Airbnb listings in LA are dominated by commercial operations and are exacerbating the lack of affordable rental units in L.A.’s already tight housing market. This white paper examines how the size and scope of the short-term rental (STR) industry has changed since LAANE released its previous Airbnb report. …read more.
AirBnB incentivizes the large-scale conversion of residential units into tourist accommodations, forcing neighborhoods and cities to bear the costs of its business model. This report identifies the tangible and intangible effects that the company is having on our housing market, neighborhood cohesion, and public revenues. …read more.
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