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Temporary Layoffs Extended to December 31 for AHLA Members

By |2021-10-01T14:32:58-06:00September 30, 2021|Uncategorized|

After continued pressure from the AHLA, the Minister of Labour has further extended the deadline for temporary layoffs from September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for members who told us they needed it. Once again, this will allow members to maintain employment relationships with their staff and delay potentially devastating termination costs. This advocacy [...]

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Current COVID-19 Restrictions for Alberta Hotels (Updated Oct 15)

By |2021-10-21T13:18:25-06:00September 16, 2021|Featured|

On this page: NEW CMOH Order Restriction Exemption Program QR Codes as Proof of Vaccination NEW REP Grants Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Pubs & Nightclubs Alcohol Service & Consumption Sport, Fitness & Recreation Centres Meetings & Events Weddings & Funerals Masks Social Gatherings Working [...]

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Alberta Hotels Support Mandatory Proof of Vaccination

By |2021-09-14T09:06:29-06:00September 13, 2021|Uncategorized|

The AHLA has sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, offering its full support for implementing a mandatory proof of vaccination system. Although this type of system may not be the favoured alternative, it is preferable to greater restrictions on meetings, events, and group activities.  It is certain that many hotels would not survive another [...]

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Post-Pandemic Hospitality: The Great Reset

By |2021-09-03T13:50:49-06:00September 3, 2021|Uncategorized|

The AHLA welcomes Glenn Haussman, author and host of travel podcast No Vacancy, as the keynote speaker of Ascend! Glenn will be sharing the upside to the pandemic: it’s shown us that nothing is sacrosanct. Businesses that are open to new ways of doing things are the ones that will thrive. Now is the [...]

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Is It Time to Rethink Hospitality?

By |2021-09-03T09:32:36-06:00September 2, 2021|Uncategorized|

Find out how at Ascend 2021! Our province may be emerging from a pandemic, but Alberta hotels have barely started down the road to recovery. Already battered by the province’s economic downturn, the Alberta hotel sector was hit particularly hard by COVID-19. With record low occupancy levels and RevPAR, Alberta tourism businesses now face [...]

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Addressing Staffing Challenges with Outsourced Housekeeping

By |2021-08-23T14:57:36-06:00August 23, 2021|Uncategorized|

As travel recommences across the country, hotels need to bring on housekeeping staff once again; however, many staff have since moved on to other jobs in different industries. A solution for this is third-party outsourced housekeeping staff. What does outsourced housekeeping look like? Outsourced housekeeping means employing a third party to look after your [...]

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New Student Work Placement Program Benefits Hospitality

By |2021-08-04T14:25:46-06:00August 4, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tourism HR Canada has announced the launch of a federally funded student work placement program offering paid work in the tourism and hospitality sector. Called Propel, this initiative provides post-secondary students with paid work positions that integrate with their education. Employers who hire students through this initiative receive a wage subsidy of 75% of the [...]

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CEWS & CERS Programs Extended

By |2021-08-03T23:57:33-06:00August 3, 2021|Uncategorized|

Thanks to the advocacy work of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the federal government has extended several COVID-19 liquidity programs until October 23, 2021, including: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) The maximum rate for [...]

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Mobile Clinic Brings Vaccines to You

By |2021-08-03T15:53:56-06:00July 29, 2021|Uncategorized|

Alberta Health and the Industry for Vaccination Alberta Coalition are launching a mobile clinic in an effort to get COVID-19 vaccines to remote populations. The clinic will tour rural communities, work camps, and places where vaccination uptake is low. Complete this request form if you are interested in having mobile vaccinations come to your hotel. Find Out More [...]

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Quarantine & Isolation Hotels Program Ending

By |2021-07-29T20:27:13-06:00July 27, 2021|Uncategorized|

To align with anticipated changes to public health orders, the Government of Alberta is ending its program that requires Albertans with COVID-19 to quarantine or isolate in hotels. Regarding Quarantine Requirements: At the end of July, Alberta Health Services will stop referring people to hotels to quarantine and the $625 financial incentive payments will [...]

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