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AHLA Releases Report on Hospitality Industry Wages

By | 2017-10-18T12:35:06+00:00 October 18, 2017|Uncategorized|

An amazing 303 members responded to the AHLA’s 2017 Wage Survey.  This represents 47% of guest rooms and 57% of industry employees.  Are you wondering... How much you should be paying your Housekeeping Supervisor? Whether you are paying your Director of Sales enough to keep them? What the going rate is for Night Auditors in [...]

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Cities Set Sights on Destination Marketing Fees

By | 2017-10-16T15:06:48+00:00 October 16, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the summer of 2017, the Government of Alberta and the cities of Edmonton and Calgary announced draft city charter legislation to support the cities' ability to provide services and attract investment.  The official announcement regarding the draft city charter stated: "No new taxes are included. The three governments will also work to develop a [...]

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CBRE Quarterly Webinar

By | 2017-10-17T16:34:56+00:00 October 12, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has partnered with CBRE to offer the industry personalized webinars on key industry performance and outlook statistics. The first CBRE Quarterly Webinar will take place on October 19th, 2017 at 2pm EST. In this session, CBRE will present their 2018 Hotel Industry Outlook including overnight travel outlooks as well [...]

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Hosts with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver Of Airbnb Growth: Study

By | 2017-10-16T16:36:46+00:00 September 27, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has released a new study that demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17% of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the owner is present [...]

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9 Ways To Make Your Property Unattractive To Unions

By | 2017-09-26T15:58:51+00:00 September 21, 2017|Uncategorized|

Your employees have the right to support or oppose joining a union. Generally, employees vote to unionize because they believe the union will make things better for them. Here are 9 things you can do to ensure your staff are satisfied and engaged with their employment. Have a real open door policy. Encourage your staff [...]

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TELUS To Launch Hospitality Wi-Fi For Hotels Across Canada

By | 2017-09-21T14:49:14+00:00 September 19, 2017|Uncategorized|

Provided by TELUS After working with hoteliers in BC and Alberta over the last five years, TELUS' hospitality team is proud to announce the extension of Hospitality Wi-Fi nationwide. TELUS Hospitality Wi-Fi allows multiple guests in the same hotel room to simultaneously use their devices without having to worry about lag or interruption. Hotel guests [...]

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New Rules: Alberta’s Unionization Process Changes

By | 2017-09-26T15:59:36+00:00 September 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Labour Relations Code (LRC) governs the process for unionizing workplaces in Alberta. In spring 2017, the NDP government took just 36 days to review the LRC, and then introduced major changes to it in Bill 17 – The Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act. These changes will make it much easier for unions to get a foothold [...]

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Celebrating International Housekeepers Week 2017

By | 2017-09-13T15:05:17+00:00 September 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

Celebrating International Housekeepers Week September 2017 – International Housekeepers Week is September 10-17. The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) appreciate all of tourism’s valuable staff, but this week we especially want to recognize our housekeeping and maintenance men and women across Alberta who ensure visitors receive the highest quality [...]

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Employer of Choice: A Badge of Honour in Hospitality

By | 2017-09-12T12:57:58+00:00 September 12, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Employer of Choice program helps hotels evaluate their HR practices and showcase why their workplaces are fair, safe, and satisfying to employees. After completing an audit of their HR practices and an Employee Opinion Survey, every property receives a report that shows what they are doing well and ways to improve. The AHLA's goal [...]

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Alberta Health & Safety Legislation Under Review

By | 2017-08-25T15:16:59+00:00 August 25, 2017|Uncategorized|

The provincial government is reviewing Alberta's Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) system. The OHS Act sets the minimum standards for workplace health and safety. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees. The government will be reviewing the Act, compliance, enforcement, education, engagement, and prevention. They will also clarify employer and employee [...]

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