Hotel Market Braces For DATA Act Repercussions

By Natalie Rodriguez (November 21, 2013, 5:46 PM EST) -- A law that would shed more light on federal agency spending — including hotel and travel expenses — is picking up steam in Congress, and parts of the hospitality industry could face steep declines in the already ailing government travel sector if it passes.

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday and was passed by a Senate committee on Nov. 6. It would create a more open system for tracking agency spending and is expected to prompt another round of belt tightening for travel expenses. That would hit the more upscale hotel...

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