Monthly Archives: September 2016

4 Reasons You Should Participate In Employer Of Choice

By | 2017-05-26T15:02:13+00:00 September 30, 2016|Uncategorized|

If you are an AHLA member, here are four good reasons why you definitely should participate in the Employer of Choice program: Happy staff = Happy guests. Discovering areas for improvement and the things that matter to your employees will help you improve the satisfaction of your team, which will in turn improve the satisfaction of [...]

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Have Your Say On City Charter Changes

By | 2017-09-21T10:27:19+00:00 September 29, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Government of Alberta, City of Calgary, and City of Edmonton are working to develop new city charters. If municipal taxation authority is considered, it is critical that hoteliers' voices are a part of the conversation. As we have seen in the past with proposed Tourism and Amusement taxes and with the recently rescinded Fox [...]

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Western Canadian Lodging Conference – Attend for Less!

By | 2017-05-10T08:43:09+00:00 September 22, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Western Canadian Lodging Conference will take place October 4 - 5, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS New! Data Breach: Fastest growing threat to your business. Join Hart Brown - an internationally recognized security, risk, safety and crisis management thought leader and Ray Monteith - a Risk Management Consultant who in this interactive session will [...]

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Reform Recommended

By | 2016-09-22T09:54:58+00:00 September 22, 2016|Uncategorized|

A House of Commons committee has recommended several major changes to the temporary foreign worker program, such as eliminating the rule that workers must leave the country after four years, making it easier for workers to become permanent residents. “The AHLA is pleased with a number of these recommendations, which, if adopted, will make the [...]

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Smart Drinking Starts With Drink Sense

By | 2017-05-10T08:43:10+00:00 September 22, 2016|Uncategorized|

In its continued efforts to encourage Albertans to drink responsibly, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) recently launched DrinkSense. A provincial awareness campaign kicked off on September 9 which included a new website (DrinkSenseAB.ca), videos playing at movie theatres, online advertisements and other promotional materials such as the distribution of one million liquor bags [...]

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Occupational Health & Safety Officers To Visit Hospitality Industry

By | 2017-05-10T08:43:11+00:00 September 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

The provincial government has announced that Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers will tour Alberta to conduct inspections focused on workplaces that include hotels and restaurants. When inspecting workplaces, OHS officers can write tickets to both employers and workers for a number of infractions, as well as write orders and charge employers under the OHS [...]

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