Associations

Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys

    The Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA) was formed by a group of attorneys from across the United States who represent clients engaged in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, travel, meeting, convention, tourism and related industries (collectively, “Industries”). They are committed to promoting professionalism and education and improved communication to create a network of competent, experienced attorneys to improve legal services to our clients in the Industries.
    http://ahiattorneys.org
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

    As the world's largest fitness educator, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.
    http://www.afaa.com/
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954. The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years in the activities and services it provides.
    http://www.aaep.org
  • American Bakers Association

    ABA is a voluntary trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the wholesale baking industry before the United States Congress, state legislatures, and international regulatory authorities. Formed in 1897, ABA tackles key issues on behalf of grain-based foods and initiates key reforms to make positive impacts on the industry; ABA is committed to promoting public policy that is in the best interest of the baking industry.
    http://www.americanbakers.org
  • American Culinary Federation

    Promotes the profession and advancement of its members, comprised of professional chefs, pastry chefs, culinary educators, cooks, and related professionals serving the foodservice industry
    http://www.acfchefs.org
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association

    Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers.
    http://www.ahla.com
  • American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute

    Provides educational and training materials to members of the hotel community through the Educational Institute and financial support through educational and research programs.
    http://www.ei-ahla.org
  • American Institute of Baking

    AIB International (widely known as the American Institute of Baking) is committed to protecting the safety of the food supply chain and delivering high value technical and educational programs. The original mission of the organization was to "put science to work for the baker," and that basic theme is still central to all of the programs, products, and services provided by AIB to baking and general food production industries worldwide. AIB serves many segments of the food processing, distribution, foodservice, and retail industries worldwide.
    http://www.aibonline.org
  • American Personal & Private Chef Association

    The American Personal and Private Chef Association is the gold standard in the industry. We are not only flattered by imitation, but moved by it to constantly innovate, and continually raise the bar on service to our membership.
    http://www.personalchef.com
  • American Pie Council

    The American Pie Council (APC) is an organization that represents the pie industry. With almost 100 commercial members, it hosts the APC Crisco National Pie Championships and the Great American Pie Festival, as seen on the Food Network. In partnership with AIB, the APC presents the Pie Industry Seminar annually.
    http://www.piecouncil.org
  • American School Food Service Association

    Also known as School Nutrition Association, the national professional organization representing 55,000 members working in child nutrition programs at the state and local levels. Devoted to operating quality school foodservice and nutrition programs and providing proper nutrition education in public and nonprofit private schools.
    http://www.asfsa.org
  • American Society for Enology and Viticulture

    The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (the sciences of winemaking and grape growing) professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.
    http://asev.org
  • American Society of Baking

    The American Society of Baking is a professional organization comprising commercial baking professionals, food technologists, engineering, equipment and ingredient experts dedicated to advancing baking and baking science technology.
    http://www.asbe.org/
  • American Society of Golf Course Architects

    Founded in 1946, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is the oldest professional organization of golf course designers in America. All ASGCA members have completed of a minimum of five major golf course projects and are peer-reviewed by the ASGCA membership. This ensures that all ASGCA members are qualified and well-seasoned in golf course design with a trained eye for both functional and aesthetic excellence.
    http://www.asgca.org/
  • American Society of Travel Agents

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. ASTA is the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
    http://www.asta.org
  • American Sports Builders Association

    With more than 300 member companies, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) is a national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, natural and synthetic turf fields, indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces. Headquartered in Maryland, the ASBA works to raise professional standards and to insure that consumers receive services of the highest quality. As part of its work to achieve this goal, the association sponsors a certification program that permits experienced tennis court and running track builders to demonstrate their competency by completing an examination on all areas of construction. In addition, ASBA offers an awards program to recognize excellence in design, construction and renovation.
    http://www.sportsbuilders.org
  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association

    The Asian American Hotel Owners Association “AAHOA” is THE voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 10,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value.AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.
    http://www.aahoa.com
  • Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

    The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is non-profit, member driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts. Formed in 1987 by Registered Nurse, Alison L. Crane, AATH provides its members the education, cutting-edge resources, and supportive community they need to excel in the practice and promotion of healthy humor.
    http://www.aath.org
  • Association for Healthcare Foodservice

    The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is a professional society that serves as the crossroads of creativity, innovation, efficiency and well-being. The association is dedicated to serving professionals in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry. Members represent those healthcare facilities that, by choosing to keep their foodservice departments in house instead of outsourcing them to third-party contractors, keep food and nutrition at the core of the healthcare experience.
    http://www.healthcarefoodservice.org
  • Association for Linen Management

    Since 1939, the leadership of the Association for Linen Management has focused on education to advance the professional development in the laundry industry. Initially providing the mechanism for managers of on-premise hospital laundries, the organization currently provides educational materials and programs throughout the continuum of service in the textile care industry.
    http://www.almnet.org
  • Association of Bridal Consultants

    The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) has set the standard for professional excellence in the wedding industry since 1955. ABC’s founding philosophy rests on education and networking.
    http://www.bridalassn.com/
  • Association of Bridal Consultants, Orange County

    The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) has set the standard for professional excellence in the wedding industry since 1955. The association meets once a month, and topics range from educational luncheons to wonderful celebrations of the latest trends at the best locations in Orange County.
    http://abc-oc.net
  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International

    The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International consists of over 1,500 campus professionals who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and special events on the campuses of colleges and universities around the world. Since 1980, ACCED-I has increased the visibility and enhanced the stature of the collegiate conference and events profession.
    http://www.acced-i.org/
  • Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates

    The Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the professional growth of our many nation's correctional foodservice employees.
    http://www.acfsa.org
  • Association of Destination Management Executives International

    Association of Destination Management Executives(ADME) International's mission is to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meeting, convention, and incentive travel industry and the general public.
    http://www.admeinternational.org/