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2017 Employer of Choice Recipients

By |2018-03-20T11:44:38+00:00March 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

Employers who receive the Employer of Choice designation have gone over and above minimum Human Resources requirements to create a safe and fair workplace, proving that their employees come first. Those who participated but did not achieve the designation have taken the first steps toward ensuring their property is a positive place for both employees [...]

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2018 – 2019 Board of Directors Announced

By |2018-04-09T08:49:51+00:00March 6, 2018|Uncategorized|

Nominations for directors to the 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors have closed.  The following directors have been acclaimed: Leanne Shaw, Chair   Amr Awad, Director North – Holloway Lodging Michael Sieger, Director North – Nova Hotels   Robin Cumine, Director Central Mark Perry, Director Central   Brooke Christianson, Director South – Canalta Hotels Heather [...]

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Convention Registration Is Now Open! 

By |2018-03-02T09:33:24+00:00February 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

The theme of our 98th Annual Convention & Trade Show  is Leading Change. The AHLA and our members have always faced challenges together head on - and in this economy, adaptability is vital. The theme captures the resilience, creativity, and agility of our industry, and recognizes our need to identify the forces of change, and adapt quickly in [...]

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New National Leadership for Check In Canada™

By |2018-02-06T11:25:23+00:00February 6, 2018|Uncategorized|

Check In Canada™ is an industry solution to drive direct accommodation bookings in Canada – and now it’s getting bigger. The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has licensed the rights to the Check In Canada™ program to the Canadian Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA). In addition, the CHLA has entered into an exclusive agreement [...]

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Hotel Room Resellers Settle FTC Charges

By |2018-01-30T10:01:49+00:00January 30, 2018|Uncategorized|

Reservation Counter LLC and its parent companies have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers through ads, webpages, and call centers that led consumers to mistakenly believe they were reserving the rooms directly with the hotel. The proposed order settling the FTC’s charges: Prohibits Reservation Counter and its parent companies from making [...]

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Employment Standards FAQ

By |2018-01-31T09:34:14+00:00January 29, 2018|Uncategorized|

New workplace laws for Employment Standards came into effect for all employers on January 1, 2018, and many of our members have had questions about these changes. If you haven't been able to get through to the Employment Standards hotline, we've got answers to some of our members' most frequently asked questions: Q: What is the Average [...]

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Happy 2018!

By |2018-01-17T16:27:12+00:00January 9, 2018|Uncategorized|

Firstly, as we start the new year, we would like to thank our members for their support of the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association. We are more committed than ever to serve our members through our programs, services, and advocacy efforts. Here are some of the things we did for our members in 2017: Worked [...]

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New Airbnb Regulations in Toronto

By |2017-12-14T11:58:21+00:00December 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

On December 7, the Toronto City Council passed legislation to regulate the short-term accommodation rental industry, allowing rentals only in one’s principal residence. Secondary suites will not be allowed. This means that the commercial side of Airbnb’s hosts – those running multiple suites and homes – will no longer be allowed to operate under the [...]

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Guest Blog Post: David Lund – Using EFTE’s

By |2017-12-05T09:39:05+00:00December 5, 2017|Uncategorized|

If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Improve It. Management thinker Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that "you can't manage what you can't measure." Drucker means that you can't know whether or not you are successful unless success is defined and tracked. In the hotel business, payroll is the number one cost. Having an efficient and reliable way to measure payroll is critical [...]

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A Win for Hotels in Airbnb Regulations

By |2017-11-27T16:03:08+00:00November 27, 2017|Uncategorized|

The City of Vancouver has passed legislation to regulate short-term rentals, allowing rentals only in one’s principal residence. This is great news for the hotel industry as this will eliminate the commercial side of Airbnb’s business (and other similar platforms) in Vancouver, which competes directly with hotels. This legislation is critical because it sets a precedent [...]

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