AHLA Blog2020-12-17T14:53:00-07:00

A Look Back at 2020

This last year was arguably the most difficult in the history of Alberta hotels. Together, the AHLA and its 700+ member hotels have worked earnestly to overcome 2020’s many challenges. Improving Access to Health & Safety Information and Training We began the year on a [...]

By |January 7, 2021|

Government Increases Support for Small & Medium Sized Businesses

In light of new restrictions for businesses, the government has expanded the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Businesses that have experienced a 30% revenue loss because of COVID-19 qualify for the program, lowering the threshold from the existing 40% revenue loss requirement. This [...]

By |December 15, 2020|

Going Boldly into 2021

By Chris Barr, AHLA Board Chair As we approach the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus, it is difficult to witness the devastating impact this pandemic has had on our lives. I, like so many others, never truly realized quite how much our lives would change. [...]

By |December 15, 2020|

Tourism Levy Abatement Extended to March 31, 2021

The efforts of the AHLA and its members to have the Tourism Levy abatement extended have paid off! The Honourable Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation, has announced that hotels will be allowed to keep Tourism Levy amounts collected to March 31, 2021. "The government’s announcement is welcome [...]

By |December 8, 2020|

New Federal Support for Hotels

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the federal government has announced a number of new and increased support measures for hotels. NEW Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP), which includes: 100% government guaranteed loans Up to $1 million over extended terms, for up [...]

By |December 2, 2020|
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