AAHOA Welcomes Prime Minister Modi

ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States. As the largest Indian American business association, AAHOA's members recognize the significance of the Indian Prime Minister traveling overseas in order to maintain strong ties with the United States and the diaspora community.

"As part of an association overwhelmingly comprised of Gujratis, AAHOA members have closely followed Modiji's career and his remarkable accomplishments. He serves as a sincere inspiration for Indians around the world, the global community and AAHOA members, and we are honored to receive him in United States," AAHOA Chairman Jimmy Patel said.

"AAHOA is proud and excited to welcome Prime Minister Modi to the United States once again. PM Modi has a distinguished record of fostering economic development and innovation, and marshaling important governmental reforms. He has also tirelessly championed close diplomatic relations between India and the United States," AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers said.

Prime Minister Modi is making his second visit to the United States and will tour several technology companies in Silicon Valley and address thousands of Indian Americans at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on September 27th.

Founded in 1989, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) represents more than 14,500 small business owners nationwide. AAHOA members own more than 40% of all hotels in the United States amounting to over 20,000 properties, and employ over 600,000 workers, accounting for nearly $10 billion in payroll annually. As entrepreneurs and employers, AAHOA members consistently contribute to the economy through tourism promotion, real estate development, job creation and community investment.

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Source:Asian American Hotel Owners Association