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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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Less Than a Week to Legal Cannabis – Are You Ready?

By |2018-10-12T14:08:20+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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AHLA Convention & Trade Show a Fantastic Hotelier Event

By |2018-08-01T15:42:35+00:00May 11, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association’s 98th Annual Convention and Trade Show was an absolute success, with over 200 properties in attendance, and so many exciting programs and events that it’s hard to even keep track! It kicked off with the only accommodation industry trade show in Alberta, where attendees discovered new products, met new [...]

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How Accessible is your Hotel?

By |2018-04-10T11:17:02+00:00April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|

“The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of the global population, roughly 1 billion people, live with some form of disability. The accessible travel market presents a golden opportunity for destinations that are ready to receive these visitors” (World Tourism Organization, 2016). Along with the expectation of a growing demand for tourism services by persons [...]

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Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away

By |2018-04-10T10:45:58+00:00April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|

Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away We’ve all had them; our own Wi-Fi horror stories.  The time you needed access, and simply couldn’t get it.  For example, many visit airports expecting to be connected, only to discover that Wi-Fi either wasn’t available or had an access fee.  The same frustration occurs when attending [...]

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Convention!

By |2018-04-05T15:59:28+00:00March 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

1.  Hotels are attractive targets for data breaches and ransomware attacks. The Hotel Security session, sponsored by Western Financial Group, will help you understand the risks and what you should do to protect your property. 2.  Cannabis is coming! We’re bringing together the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission, the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association, and legal experts from [...]

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Energy Efficiency Alberta Announces Hospitality Rebates

By |2018-02-08T15:07:10+00:00February 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Energy Efficiency Alberta has outlined the rebate structure for the installation of new energy efficient guest room occupancy controls. A rebate will be provided for the installation of packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units on a per room basis. Installations will need to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the rebate: Guest room occupancy [...]

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