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Government of Alberta Moves to Apply Tourism Levy on Short-Term Rentals

By |2019-10-25T13:41:57-07:00October 25, 2019|Uncategorized|

In this week’s provincial budget announcement, Premier Kenney stated that the government intends to bring forward legislation in spring 2020 to apply the Alberta tourism levy to temporary accommodation providers. “The AHLA has become increasingly concerned about the lack of fair rules for short-term rentals [STRs],” said Dave Kaiser, AHLA President & CEO. “We are [...]

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Sponsored post: What Should You Look for in a General Contractor?

By |2019-10-08T14:48:15-07:00October 8, 2019|Uncategorized|

Content provided by CorMac Projects Inc. Paint peeling? Carpet fraying? Tubs chipped? Nothing can reinvigorate a hotel like a renovation, but poor planning or inexperienced contractors can mean skyrocketing costs and unsatisfactory results. When you’re considering refurbishment, construction, or renovations, what should you look for in a general contractor? 1. Have a detailed scope of [...]

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Notice of Special Meeting for AHLA Members

By |2019-10-04T15:33:23-07:00October 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, we told you that the members of the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) had approved a motion to amalgamate AHSA’s operations into the AHLA as of January 1, 2020.  This amalgamation will benefit  by: Taking a more integrated approach to hotel safety and human resources; Better utilizing the knowledge & skills [...]

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UPDATE: New Short-Term Rental Regulations Coming to Calgary

By |2019-10-07T14:15:07-07:00September 19, 2019|Uncategorized|

UPDATE to article: On Monday, September 30, Calgary City Council voted to create a new tiered licensing scheme for short-term rentals. Read journalist Licia Corbella's take on the new bylaw. Original post: Later this month, the City of Calgary is expected to pass a bylaw requiring short-term rentals to secure business licences. The City’s [...]

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Are You Liable for Cannabis Consumption on Your Property?

By |2019-09-17T10:37:07-07:00September 16, 2019|Uncategorized|

Almost a year has passed since Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the non-medical use of cannabis. While overall usage rates have only slightly increased since legalization, cannabis use is moving further into mainstream culture. For hotel operators — especially those operating a licensed bar — legalization presents a new and [...]

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Regulation of Short-Term Rentals in Edmonton

By |2019-09-19T14:35:50-07:00September 3, 2019|Uncategorized|

On August 20, the City of Edmonton’s Urban Planning Committee considered the issue of short-term rentals. According to city administration’s report, short-term rentals in Edmonton have grown steadily, as evidenced by the increase in listings from 44 in 2014 to 2,420 as of May 2019. Data from the 2019 listings includes the following: 2,146 rental [...]

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Don’t Let Human Trafficking Happen on Your Property… Know the Signs!

By |2019-07-30T09:48:51-07:00July 30, 2019|Uncategorized|

What Is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is using force, fraud, or coercion to lure victims and force them into labour or sexual exploitation. If human trafficking is taking place at your property, other criminal activities such as drug dealing and credit card fraud may also be taking place. These activities often go hand in [...]

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Do You Know How to Keep Guests Safe from Carbon Monoxide?

By |2019-11-04T13:26:27-07:00July 24, 2019|Uncategorized|

Recently, a Winnipeg hotel experienced a carbon monoxide leak that sent 46 guests and staff to hospital. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but the outcome could have been much worse. The leak, which has since been attributed to inadequate ventilation, has led hoteliers across Canada to take a second look at procedures and equipment to [...]

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