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New Year, Same Fight!

By |2019-01-17T10:41:54-07:00January 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) ended 2018 with a strong stance by issuing a press conference and calling on the federal government to follow through on the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations Report. The Committee recommends actions focused on tax fairness and tax avoidance, which would help address the existing advantages currently [...]

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Happy New Year from the AHLA Board of Directors and Staff!

By |2019-01-17T10:33:38-07:00January 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the AHLA! We've got our Centennial to celebrate, and a provincial election to plan for. Of course, we will also continue to support AHLA members through our programs, services and advocacy efforts. Here are some of the things we did for our members in 2018: Successfully lobbied the [...]

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Minimum Age for Youth Employment to Increase in 2019

By |2018-12-21T08:38:56-07:00December 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

On January 1, 2019, the minimum age of youth employment will increase to 13 years. In the new year, youth workers under the age of 12 must adhere to the following: May only be employed in an artistic endeavour. A permit is required for work in artistic endeavours. Allowable hours of work and any other restrictions [...]

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Your Property Can Now Become a HAC Member

By |2019-01-11T11:53:36-07:00December 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is evolving to serve our industry better. Historically, HAC members were hotel brands and provincial associations like the AHLA. In an effort to better serve Canadian hoteliers and the hospitality industry, your property can now become a direct, non-voting member of the Hotel Association of Canada. How do [...]

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Let the Celebrations Begin!

By |2019-01-11T11:55:46-07:00December 19, 2018|Uncategorized|

The AHLA's Centennial celebrations are officially underway! Our Centennial celebration is meant to commemorate everything Alberta's hospitality industry has achieved over the past 100 years, bringing together past generations of leaders with new ones. When is the next Centennial event?  We hope to see all of our members at next year's convention from April [...]

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

By |2018-11-29T17:03:10-07:00November 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 |2018-11-28T09:24:31-07:00November 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 |2018-11-13T13:00:41-07:00November 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 |2018-10-23T09:47:03-07:00October 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 |2018-10-24T13:18:21-07:00October 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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