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Welcome to Duff On Hospitality Law, a trusted source for legal analysis and insights into the ever-evolving online travel sector. Led by seasoned industry leader Greg Duff, our blog and weekly newsletter, the "Online Travel Update," serves as invaluable resources for hoteliers, online travel agencies (OTAs), and legal advisors navigating the intricate landscape of hospitality law.

Meet Greg Duff

Greg Duff is a renowned figure in the field of hospitality law, contributing his experience as a key member of Foster Garvey's esteemed Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. With a distinguished background spanning various facets of the hospitality industry, Greg brings a unique perspective to every client engagement. His experience includes hospitality development, hotel management, franchising, sales, marketing, distribution, and licensing.

Before joining Foster Garvey, Greg held pivotal roles as Vice President of Development and General Counsel at Columbia Hospitality, Senior Corporate Counsel (Real Estate/Regulatory) at the Webvan Group (formerly, and Assistant General Counsel for Starwood Hotels and Resorts (formerly The Westin Hotel Company). Greg is based in Seattle, Washington, and his insights are informed by years of hands-on experience.

Professional Associations

Greg Duff is an active member of prominent professional associations, reflecting his commitment to staying at the forefront of the hospitality legal landscape. He is affiliated with the Washington Lodging Association, the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, the Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys, the Oregon Lodging Association, and the Washington Restaurant Association.

Our Practice Areas

Foster Garvey's Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group represents a diverse range of clients within the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. Our clientele includes restaurants, wine bars, hotels, and resorts. We understand the unique challenges and legal intricacies that both hoteliers and OTAs face in today's dynamic marketplace.

At Duff On Hospitality Law, we are dedicated to keeping you informed about the latest legal developments, trends, and best practices in the online travel sector. Whether you're a hotelier seeking clarity on industry regulations or an OTA legal advisor navigating complex contractual agreements, we are here to empower you with knowledge and insights.

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About the Editor

Greg Duff founded and chairs Foster Garvey’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.

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