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AHLA Challenges Short-Term Rental Recommendations by YEG Administration

By |2020-02-26T15:44:15-07:00February 26, 2020|Uncategorized|

The City of Edmonton’s Urban Planning Committee convened on February 25 to further discuss the regulation of short-term rentals (STRs). In August 2019, after hearing from Airbnb hosts; neighbours; and representatives of the hotel industry, including Tracy Douglas-Blowers, the AHLA’s Director of Membership & Industry Relations, council’s Urban Planning Committee recommended that short-term rentals be required [...]

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Managing Financials Is WHOSE Job?

By |2020-02-06T14:38:19-07:00February 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

by David Lund, the Hotel Financial Coach Managing finances in your hotel is the accountant’s job, right? Not so fast. When your managers, team leaders, and supervisors understand their departments' financials, they are motivated to find ways to control costs and increase profits. But the financial part of business is intimidating for many leaders. At [...]

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Help Protect Your Staff and Guests from Coronavirus

By |2020-02-26T12:35:50-07:00February 4, 2020|Uncategorized|

As concerns about the novel coronavirus spread, we want to ensure you have the information you need to protect your staff and guests, and answer questions they may have. *Information provided by the Government of Alberta. What is a Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from [...]

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AHLA Provides Input on Provincial Tourism Strategy

By |2020-02-03T14:38:44-07:00February 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Government of Alberta is developing a 10-Year Tourism Strategy in partnership with Travel Alberta to diversify and grow Alberta’s tourism industry and its product offerings, expand visitor destinations, and boost year-round visits across the province. The strategy's goal is to grow tourism spending in Alberta to $20 billion by 2030. AHLA President & CEO [...]

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AHLA Elections Approaching

By |2020-01-23T14:57:28-07:00January 23, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches are integral to the health and success of the AHLA, and all members have a voice in who represents them. Elections for the 2020 AHLA Board of Directors will take place in March 2020. Nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. The board's responsibilities include: Engaging in strategic thinking [...]

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Guest Post: Creating a Simple Approach to Accountability

By |2020-01-21T13:57:33-07:00January 21, 2020|Uncategorized|

by Jill Young, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer Jill is the keynote speaker at Aspire, the AHLA’s one-day professional development event for housekeeping, front office, human resources, and administration supervisors and managers.  As a boss, you are measured by one main thing: the accountability of your people. But accountability often causes bosses to fret and [...]

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A Look Back at 2019

By |2020-01-15T22:08:40-07:00January 9, 2020|Uncategorized|

The AHLA’s Centennial year was one for the history books! In between advocating for changes to labour legislation and short-term rental regulations, preparing to deliver safety programming for hotels, and providing members with HR support and cost savings, we were still able to have a little (or a lot!) of fun with our Centennial celebrations. [...]

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Welcome Safety Subscribers!

By |2020-01-06T16:15:32-07:00January 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

On January 1, 2020, the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) amalgamated with the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA is now the official safety association for all hotels, motels, and convention centres in Alberta. AHLA.ca is your one-stop shop for health & safety information and training resources. Every hotel and convention centre in [...]

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AHLA Provides Input on Tourism Levy for Short-Term Rentals

By |2020-01-03T10:24:16-07:00January 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Government of Alberta recently invited the AHLA to provide input on the application of the Tourism Levy to short-term rentals (STRs) secured through online platforms. The following recommendations were submitted on behalf of our members: Remove the restriction of the Tourism Levy applying only to operators with more than three rooms. Require online platforms [...]

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Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels and Calgary Hotel Association Launch “Too Much” Campaign

By |2019-12-10T15:52:51-07:00November 29, 2019|Uncategorized|

EDMH and CHA are collecting personal stories to show their respective City Councils the need for more action on regulation of short-term rentals Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels (EDMH), the Calgary Hotel Association (CHA), and the AHLA are continuing to work together on getting fair rules in Alberta's capital city. EDMH and the CHA are taking [...]

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