As a result of the enhanced public health measures implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19, hotels continue to operate in near-lockdown conditions. The AHLA is asking the the Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation to extend the Tourism Levy to June 30, 2021, as a critical liquidity measure for hotels.
In addition, the AHLA is requesting that some hotel-related restrictions are lifted in stage 2 of the government’s re-opening plan:
- Allowing VLTs to open with the same restrictions as in-person dining,
- Allowing in-person dining with people other than those in their own household/two close contacts,
- Allowing structured meetings to take place in conference centres and banquet rooms, with capacity based on a percentage of fire code capacity, and
- Increasing capacity for swimming pools, based on a percentage of fire code capacity.
We will keep members informed of our progress in future Innsider newsletters.