The operator can omit the Tourism Levy charge only if an exemption condition is known at the time the room is paid for and is recorded on the invoice (e.g. accommodations held by the same individual for 28 days or more). Operators must retain relevant documents to support all tax exempt revenue recorded. These documents are subject to inspection and audit by appointed representatives of the Provincial Treasurer.
If at first the Levy is charged and the qualification for an exemption is later established, the operator may refund the Levy to the payer and deduct the amount on its next return. The operator then should retain the documentation to support its own deduction.
To view the complete information circular, click here.
For more information, contact Tax and Revenue Administration at 780.427.3044, or click here.
By law, every innkeeper must keep conspicuously posted in the office of the innkeeper’s inn, and in every bedroom ordinarily used for the accommodation of inn guests, a printed or plainly written copy of Section 7 of the Innkeepers Act. A PDF of Section 7 is available here for your convenience.
The AHLA offers 1/2 day workshops for frontline, supervisors & management as well as full day leadership training workshops. For more information please click here .
We also provide training & professional certification through emerit. For more information please click here.
emerit is the brand name of national training & products that include certifications, for which the AHLA is the delivery agent in Alberta.
The AHLA believes that Alberta’s accommodation industry is facing a structural labour gap that can only be closed if there are more people, from Canada or abroad, who are willing and able to work in hotels and motels around our province. Our industry requires a permanent foreign worker solution. For more information, please click here.
The Employer of Choice online audit reviews your organization's current human resource practices. For more information please visit the Employer of Choice website at www.ahlaeoc.ca.
If you have something you would like to place in the classifieds, visit http://www.ahla.ca/for-sale-job-postings/ click "Add Posting" and after your posting has been reviewed it will be made available for viewing.
The following signage and educational materials are available to members FREE OF CHARGE from the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association. To order, email email@example.com or call 780.436.6112 / 1.888.436.6112.
Accommodation operators in Alberta are subject to the Innkeepers Act and are legally required to post Section 7 of the Act in each room. The AHLA has Section 7 of the Innkeepers Act available on 5" X 11.5" cards suitable for posting in guest rooms.
Do Not Disturb
This sign hangs from guest room doorknobs. The reverse side states "Please Make Up Room."
No Visitors Allowed
This property signage states
"NO VISITORS ALLOWED AFTER 11:00 P.M."
The sign is 5.5" X 8.5."
The AHLA promotes the interests of our members with provincial and federal levels of government. We also offer highly competitive programs and services such as electrical energy and natural gas, property & liability insurance, telecommunications, and employee benefits that deliver value to your bottom line!
Members of The Gideons International place and distribute Bibles to accommodation properties. Visit www.gideons.org for more information
Currently, the AHLA has 913 fixed roof and campground members, and 186 associate members.
In March 2006, the AHLA's Board of Directors adopted the association's Mission Statement and 8 Key Values. The 8 Key Values affirm the AHLA’s commitment to upholding high ethical standards while conducting business with AHLA members, vendors and industry partners. The AHLA strives to ensure that the people and companies we associate with support the values that we expect from our members.
The AHLA’s Board of Directors encourages all members and associate members to:
Respect the intrinsic value and equality of each and every guest, customer, and member with whom they interact, and to demonstrate respect in all of their business activities.
Commit to honesty. Act in good faith, with the highest standards of business practices and professionalism.
Demonstrate trustworthiness by honouring the commitments that they make to guests, customers, and members.
Commit to offering quality products and services.
As stewards of Alberta’s tourism and hospitality industry, make decisions based on a spirit of “win-win”.
Celebrate the unique nature of Alberta’s tourism and hospitality industry, and the contributions and successes of the people and organizations that are touched by it.
Take pride in serving customers, guests, and members.
Show courage as they endeavour to provide products and services using these 8 Key Values.
Because every property is different, HED Insurance is pleased to provide a customized quote based on your property's unique characteristics. Please contact Thom Proch at 1.800.665.8990 ext. 7313 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are bound to the terms of your electrical energy contracts with both Enmax and the AHLA. Because of our highly competitive rate, your electrical energy contract with the AHLA can add to your property's value! If you are thinking about selling your property, we encourage you to notify both the AHLA and your lawyer early in the process.
Absolutely not. Participants will always have a guaranteed maximum cost and will have the opportunity for year-end rebates if claims are low.
Yes, to provide safety and loss prevention recommendations, and also to review with your property’s existing coverage, in case any changes are necessary.
Not immediately (except for obvious and inexpensive improvements that can fairly easily be done right away), but in the future if you choose to not comply with reasonable recommendations, you may face increased premiums and/or increased deductibles. In this manner, all participating members are protected.