2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the AHLA! We’ve got our Centennial to celebrate, and a provincial election to plan for. Of course, we will also continue to support AHLA members through our programs, services and advocacy efforts. Here are some of the things we did for our members in 2018:

  • Successfully lobbied the NDP government to ensure DMFs remain in industry control, not in the hands of municipal governments. We achieved a milestone victory when the provincial government excluded DMFs from the new city charter legislation.
  • Worked with the Hotel Association of Canada to advocate for a level playing field between short-term rental platforms and hotels. By working together, we successfully influenced public opinion across the country with most Canadians now supporting fair rules and short-term rental regulations.
  • Conducted the 2018 Wage Survey. Because of strong participation by our members, the survey results represented 42% of guest rooms and 49% of industry employees in Alberta. The survey data helps members budget for labour and help the AHLA give the incoming government the real facts about the impact of minimum wage increases.
  • Through our Employer of Choice program, we helped members measure and improve their human resource practices to make their property unattractive to unions.

New Year Announcements: 
Supporting and helping guide our advocacy is only one part of the benefits of AHLA membership. As an AHLA member, you also have exclusive access to programs that can help you manage your biggest costs, such as insurance, power, and natural gas.

Our members will elect new directors in March. If you are interested in running for election, notify Perry Batke, Governance Committee Chair, at 780-231-9782 by Monday, March 4. AHLA members in good standing will be sent voting instructions in early March.

We hope to see you at the 2019 Convention and Trade Show April 14-16 at the Fairmont Banff Springs, and look forward to serving you in 2019!