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Dec 28, 2021 Edmonton Journal Alberta offers six-month tourism levy break for hotels again until March
Nov 11, 2021 CTV ‘There are no resumes coming in’: Alberta ski hills, mountain tourism face staffing shortages
Oct 23, 2021 CBC ‘Relieved and thankful’: Alberta hotels and restaurants welcome new targeted subsidies
Jul 11, 2021 Edmonton Journal ‘We’ve been in survival mode’: Alberta hotel industry continues to struggle to recover from COVID-19
Jun 29, 2021 Globe & Mail Alberta COVID cases continue to fall, province set to fully reopen as planned
Jun 27, 2021 Global Alberta hotels during COVID and entering Stage 3 (segment starts at 6:55)
Mar 9, 2021 CBC AB re-opening plan: Step 2’s effect on hotels (segment starts at 7:55)
Feb 28, 2021 Globe & Mail Alberta COVID-19 restrictions set to be further relaxed despite fears
Feb 26, 2021 Calgary Herald Budget 2021: Alberta boosts tourism funding by $22 million
Feb 12, 2021 Global New hotel quarantine measures in effect Feb. 22
Jan 26, 2021 Insurance Business Canada Surging hospitality insurance rates put hotels in a bind
Jan 23, 2021 CBC Hospitality insurance has skyrocketed, putting pressure on already struggling hotels
Jan 17, 2021 Global A hotel COVID update
Jan 11, 2021 Red Deer Advocate Events cancelled: Sylvan Lake hotel considering apartment conversion
Jan 8, 2021 Calgary Herald Varcoe: As businesses push to reopen, Kenney extends lockdown to Jan. 21
Jan 2, 2021 Edmonton Journal Downtown Edmonton hotel hopes to replicate NHL bubble success


Dec 18, 2020 CBC Edmonton social agencies collaborate with province to support areas hardest hit by pandemic
Dec 6, 2020 Edmonton Journal Alberta government extends hiatus on tourism levy to boost hard-hit sector
Nov 23, 2020 Global Hotel industry worried without help 60% of hotels could be out of business by Christmas
Oct 12, 2020 Canadian Lodging News AHLA: Should I convert my hotel to housing?
July 23, 2020 CBC Downtown hotels in NHL bubble to get welcome economic boost
July 13, 2020 Edmonton Journal Temporary foreign worker restrictions in Alberta get mixed reaction, advocacy group says it will mean more undocumented migrants
July 6, 2020 Edmonton Journal Downtown businesses ‘super excited’ about Edmonton being an NHL Hub City
July 2, 2020 630 CHED Edmonton’s hospitality industry weathering the storm of COVID-19
June 30, 2020 Edmonton Journal ‘There is no profit’: Edmonton’s hospitality, tourism sector know it’s all about survival
June 17, 2020 Red Deer Advocate Empty hotels hoping for summer travellers
May 28, 2020 Global Alberta hotels facing ‘sad reality’ of permanent closure because of COVID-19 pandemic
May 24, 2020 The Informed Traveler (Global) Hotel Re-Openings, Staycation Ideas and Taking A Hike
May 19, 2020 Lethbridge News Now Alberta announces financial support for hotel & lodging operators
May 19, 2020 Global Kenney government letting Alberta hotels keep tourism levy amounts to help industry weather pandemic
Apr 28, 2020 Canadian Lodging News From bad to worse, Alberta hoteliers persevere
Apr 7, 2020 Edmonton Journal The Westin shows its heart every night during COVID-19
Apr 4, 2020 Edmonton Journal COVID-19: Edmonton area hotels, bed and breakfasts close doors during pandemic
Apr 3, 2020 Global Coronavirus: With travel at a standstill, hotel industry looks to assist hospitals, workers
Apr 2, 2020 CBC Edmonton hotels open but empty as pandemic devastates hospitality industry
Mar 22, 2020 630 CHED Replacing travel with books and movies (see March 22 episode)
Mar 19, 2020 Edmonton Journal Keith Gerein: Finding homes for homeless a public health emergency in its own right
Mar 13, 2020 CTV News ‘People are really craving normalcy’: Edmonton business community hoping to fight off COVID-19 downturn
Mar 13, 2020 Globe & Mail Alberta takes a fresh hit as oil crash reverberates across the province
Feb 26, 2020 CBC Alberta government to add tourism levy to short-term rentals


Oct 1, 2019 Calgary Herald Corbella: Airbnb ghost hotel operators should be taxed like a business
Sep 30 Calgary Herald Council votes to license short-term rentals listed on services like Airbnb
Sep 12 Calgary Herald Corbella: Commercial Airbnb operations should be taxed just like hotels
Sep 12 CBC Calgary Calgarians who rent their properties on Airbnb could soon face new regulations
Aug 22 CBC Calgary New rules could make it easier for temporary foreign workers to leave their jobs (at 2:05 in podcast)
Aug 21 CBC Job mobility for temporary foreign workers would punish ‘good employers,’ hotel group says
Aug 21 CBC Changing rules for temporary foreign workers
Aug 14 Lacombe Online Red tape reduction cuts unnecessary costs for AB businesses; UCP
Aug 13 The Star Edmonton looks to regulate short-term rentals, such as Airbnb
Aug 12 Canadian Lodging News AHLA: Keeping guests safe from carbon monoxide leaks
Aug 2 CBC Alberta creates two industry panels to help reduce regulatory red tape
Jul 25 My McMurray Campaign calls for federal parties to crack down on online, short term rentals
Jul 9 Canadian Lodging News AHLA and AHSA to amalgamate
Jun 30 CBC Fewer ‘big, boozy’ parties but corporate Calgary awaits Stampede after months of protest
Jun 30 660/City News Corporate Calgary ready to trade pipeline, tax protests for Stampede partying
Jun 19 Longer public land tenure to boost tourism growth
May 14 Sherwood Park/Strathcona County News Local and provincial concerns arising about Airbnb
Mar 24 660/City News Service industry supports minimum wage price differential
Mar 12 Real Estate News EXchange PHI Hotel Group adds five Alberta properties, seeks more