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Convention Registration Is Now Open! 

By | 2018-02-20T15:31:56+00:00 February 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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Energy Efficiency Alberta Announces Hospitality Rebates

By | 2018-02-08T15:07:10+00:00 February 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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AHLA Elections Approaching

By | 2018-02-14T14:08:25+00:00 February 6, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches are integral to the health and success of any organization, and all AHLA members have a voice in who represents them. Elections for the 2018 AHLA Board of Directors will take place March 19-23, and two seats in each of the North, Central, and South zones are up for election. Nominations will be accepted until [...]

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New National Leadership for Check In Canada™

By | 2018-02-06T11:25:23+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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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