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AHLA Leaves Lasting Impact on #HotelHillDay

By |2018-10-18T14:04:36-06:00October 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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AHLA Members Consider Changes to Bylaws

By |2018-11-13T10:28:19-06:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

The AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes that will improve the AHLA’s ability to respond to the realities facing our members and challenging all associations.  After thought provoking discussions, and with advice from governance our legal counsel, the AHLA’s Board of Directors is recommending a number of changes to the AHLA’s bylaws.  The [...]

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AHLA Evolves to Serve Members Better

By |2018-10-05T11:59:15-06:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

After much contemplation and discussion, the AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes that will improve our ability to respond to the realities challenging all associations. The AHLA, with guidance from governance experts and advice from our legal and financial counsel, has created a new, for-profit subsidiary, wholly owned by the AHLA. This company, [...]

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3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

By |2018-10-04T14:51:11-06:00October 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 |2018-10-17T08:50:24-06:00October 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 |2018-10-04T12:00:11-06:00October 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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AHLA Power Program Secures Record Pricing

By |2018-08-31T16:06:19-06:00August 31, 2018|Uncategorized|

  AHLA ENMAX Power Program Record Low Price from AHLA on Vimeo. AHLA President and CEO Dave Kaiser speaks with ENMAX Director of Sales Shaun Brennan about energy markets and the recent buy we had at a price not seen since the inception of our power program in 2001. If you have any questions, or [...]

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2018 Alberta Accommodation Outlook

By |2018-08-27T17:19:34-06:00August 27, 2018|Uncategorized|

When running an Albertan business it's important to have a clear understanding of the current and future state of Alberta’s accommodation industry. The AHLA is pleased to present the Alberta Accommodation Outlook, in collaboration with CBRE, that includes critical industry information such as: Supply and demand trends; Development trends; Opportunities, issues and risks; and Investments. See [...]

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How Competitive Are Your Wages?

By |2018-08-24T11:03:16-06:00August 23, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is the average wage for front office staff in your region? What are other hotels paying their housekeepers? The AHLA's 2018 Wage Survey gives you answers to these questions, and helps you: Budget for wages and salaries in the upcoming year; Provide staff with competitive wages and benefits; and Assess the impacts of minimum wage [...]

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8 Regulatory Tools To Help Modernize Short-Term Rental Accommodations

By |2018-09-10T08:07:12-06:00August 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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