Monthly Archives: February 2017

Accommodating Guests With Service Dogs – It’s The Law

By | 2017-05-10T08:42:59+00:00 February 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Service dogs are allowed anywhere their owners are. Denying an individual accompanied by a qualified service dog entry to your hotel or restaurant is considered an offence punishable by law. Service dogs are specially trained to assist individuals with disabilities with every day activities. This can include: Carrying or retrieving items; Assisting with balance or [...]

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123 Hotels Named Employers of Choice

By | 2017-02-16T14:28:04+00:00 February 16, 2017|Uncategorized|

The AHLA has announced this year’s list of Employer of Choice (EoC) designates. Employers who receive the designation have gone above and beyond minimum Human Resources requirements to create a safe and fair workplace, proving that their employees come first. Those who participated but did not achieve the designation have taken the first steps toward ensuring [...]

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Alberta Needs Home-sharing Regulation

By | 2017-05-10T08:43:00+00:00 February 9, 2017|Uncategorized|

Unintended Consequences The sharing economy is adding inventory to Alberta’s supply of guest accommodation without building a single new hotel.  Home-sharing platforms appeal to a certain segment of travellers and to homeowners wanting to augment their income.  However, unregulated rentals and the home-sharing platforms that promote them have created unintended consequences, such as: Loss of [...]

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