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A Look Back at 2019

By |2020-01-15T22:08:40-07:00January 9, 2020|Uncategorized|

The AHLA’s Centennial year was one for the history books! In between advocating for changes to labour legislation and short-term rental regulations, preparing to deliver safety programming for hotels, and providing members with HR support and cost savings, we were still able to have a little (or a lot!) of fun with our Centennial celebrations. [...]

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Welcome Safety Subscribers!

By |2020-01-06T16:15:32-07:00January 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

On January 1, 2020, the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) amalgamated with the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA is now the official safety association for all hotels, motels, and convention centres in Alberta. AHLA.ca is your one-stop shop for health & safety information and training resources. Every hotel and convention centre in [...]

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AHLA Provides Input on Tourism Levy for Short-Term Rentals

By |2020-01-03T10:24:16-07:00January 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Government of Alberta recently invited the AHLA to provide input on the application of the Tourism Levy to short-term rentals (STRs) secured through online platforms. The following recommendations were submitted on behalf of our members: Remove the restriction of the Tourism Levy applying only to operators with more than three rooms. Require online platforms [...]

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Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels and Calgary Hotel Association Launch “Too Much” Campaign

By |2019-12-10T15:52:51-07:00November 29, 2019|Uncategorized|

EDMH and CHA are collecting personal stories to show their respective City Councils the need for more action on regulation of short-term rentals Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels (EDMH), the Calgary Hotel Association (CHA), and the AHLA are continuing to work together on getting fair rules in Alberta's capital city. EDMH and the CHA are taking [...]

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AHLA Makes Recommendations to the Red Tape Reduction Committee

By |2019-11-28T10:48:07-07:00November 28, 2019|Uncategorized|

The AHLA has made several recommendations to the Honourable Grant Hunter, the Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction, to help increase efficiency regarding current labour policy in Alberta. The recommendations include the following: Employment Standards: Freezing minimum wage until Alberta's economy recovers, and changing the way future minimum wage increases are calculated. Restoring the minimum [...]

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Government of Alberta Moves to Apply Tourism Levy on Short-Term Rentals

By |2019-10-25T13:41:57-06:00October 25, 2019|Uncategorized|

In this week’s provincial budget announcement, Premier Kenney stated that the government intends to bring forward legislation in spring 2020 to apply the Alberta tourism levy to temporary accommodation providers. “The AHLA has become increasingly concerned about the lack of fair rules for short-term rentals [STRs],” said Dave Kaiser, AHLA President & CEO. “We are [...]

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Sponsored post: What Should You Look for in a General Contractor?

By |2019-10-08T14:48:15-06:00October 8, 2019|Uncategorized|

Content provided by CorMac Projects Inc. Paint peeling? Carpet fraying? Tubs chipped? Nothing can reinvigorate a hotel like a renovation, but poor planning or inexperienced contractors can mean skyrocketing costs and unsatisfactory results. When you’re considering refurbishment, construction, or renovations, what should you look for in a general contractor? 1. Have a detailed scope of [...]

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Notice of Special Meeting for AHLA Members

By |2019-10-04T15:33:23-06:00October 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, we told you that the members of the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) had approved a motion to amalgamate AHSA’s operations into the AHLA as of January 1, 2020.  This amalgamation will benefit  by: Taking a more integrated approach to hotel safety and human resources; Better utilizing the knowledge & skills [...]

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