Update: AHLA members are grateful the Government of Alberta granted all of the requests listed below in their Open for Summer plan. Read the AHLA’s letter of thanks to the government for these additional supports, and Premier Kenney’s response to the thank you letter.

Original post:

In light of the Government of Alberta’s recent decision to not extend the Tourism Levy abatement, the AHLA has asked Premier Jason Kenney to support the hotel industry by lifting restrictions on hotels as soon as possible. In particular:

  • Allowing VLTs to reopen on the same basis as in person dining,
  • Allowing structured meetings to be held in conference centres and banquet rooms based on a percentage of fire code capacity,
  • Increasing capacity for swimming pools based on controlled access and a percentage of fire code capacity, and
  • Allowing in-person dining for people other than those in a single household or cohort.

To show the government that the hotel industry is contributing to Alberta’s path to recovery, the AHLA is encouraging hotels to:

Read the AHLA’s full letter to Premier Kenney.