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A Win for Alberta Hotels – DMFs Excluded from City Charter Legislation

By |2018-11-29T17:03:10+00:00November 29, 2018|Uncategorized|

This afternoon, the Government of Alberta released their plan to provide funding for Edmonton and Calgary. As a result of significant efforts by the AHLA and local associations in Edmonton and Calgary, the government decided not to give the cities authority over the administration of DMFs. After more than a year of lobbying and attending many [...]

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AHLA Board Proposes New Bylaws to Better Serve Members

By |2018-11-28T09:24:31+00:00November 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

The AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes to the organization that will improve the AHLA’s ability to respond to the realities facing our members and challenging all associations.  By creating a new company, wholly owned by the AHLA, to deliver our revenue generating programs to our members and other customers, the AHLA will [...]

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Clearing the Air on AHLA DMF Recommendations 

By |2018-11-13T13:00:41+00:00November 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

We have been alerting members about the Government of Alberta considering changes to the administration of DMFs as part of city charters for Edmonton and Calgary.  AHLA President and CEO Dave Kaiser, along with AHLA Board Chair Leanne Shaw, met with the City of Calgary in September to provide City representatives with a better understanding [...]

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3 More Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

By |2018-10-23T09:47:03+00:00October 23, 2018|Uncategorized|

3 More Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves The AHLA’s Employer of Choice program has hoteliers thinking about HR practices in their hotels. Here are three more questions that can help you assess your HR practices: Do we have a succession plan for supervisor and managerial roles? Getting staff prepared to move into supervisory or management roles [...]

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AHLA Fights Municipal DMF Takeover

By |2018-10-24T13:18:21+00:00October 22, 2018|Uncategorized|

Since the Government of Alberta announced it was talking with the cities of Edmonton and Calgary about the administration of DMFs, the AHLA has been actively engaging with both levels of government and monitoring this issue. We are working closely with the local hotel associations in both cities to ensure that our industry delivers a [...]

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AHLA Leaves Lasting Impact on #HotelHillDay

By |2018-10-18T14:04:36+00:00October 18, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, AHLA President and CEO Dave Kaiser was in Ottawa as a part of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Hotel Hill Day, speaking to Federal MPs and promoting two key issues facing Albertan hoteliers: labour shortages, and the short-term rental industry. Key highlights of the trip include: An intimate 45-minute roundtable discussion with [...]

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3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

By |2018-10-04T14:51:11+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves The AHLA’s Employer of Choice program has hoteliers thinking about HR practices in their hotels. Here are three questions that can help you assess your HR practices: Who gets to be involved in decision making at our hotel? Businesses that let employees participate in decisions that affect [...]

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Cannabis is Legal – Are You Ready?

By |2018-10-17T08:50:24+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

As Alberta readies itself for the legalisation of cannabis, members are wondering how to handle it in their hotels. Here are some things you need to know: Consumers must be 18+. Cannabis may be purchased only from licensed stores or albertacannabis.org. 30 grams is the most that can be bought or carried at once. Smoking will [...]

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The Tide is Turning: Canadians Concerned About Airbnb’s Impact

By |2018-10-04T12:00:11+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Tide is Turning: Canadians Concerned About Airbnb’s Impact This week, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) released new research highlighting that Canadians from coast to coast have serious reservations about the impact of short-term rentals, like Airbnb, on their communities. This follows an Angus Reid Institute report released this past April, suggesting similar sentiment [...]

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8 Regulatory Tools To Help Modernize Short-Term Rental Accommodations

By |2018-09-10T08:07:12+00:00August 15, 2018|Uncategorized|

As the short-term rental market continues to expand all over the world, regulations surrounding them have taken shape as well. Following a scan of the regulatory approaches taken in communities around the world, the following eight elements have consistently been applied: Host Registration and Fees - Requires that any property offered for home-renting be registered with [...]

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