Finding the Best Insurance Option for Alberta Hotels

By |2021-11-26T10:52:28-07:00November 26, 2021|Uncategorized|

Affordable property and liability insurance is a major concern for AHLA members. The AHLA has worked with Western Financial Group Insurance Services (WFGIS) to deliver the Hospitality Insurance Program (HIP), a fully insured insurance program for hotels, for over 15 years. As a result of rising insurance costs, the AHLA is looking at how to [...]

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Q4 Industry Updates for Alberta Hotels

By |2021-11-18T11:48:22-07:00November 18, 2021|Uncategorized|

At our latest Quarterly Innsight webinar, AHLA members learned about the latest economic trends in our industry and the findings from our recent review of insurance options for members. Our President & CEO, Dave Kaiser, provided updates on the AHLA's advocacy work, including: Securing federal and provincial government support for industry recovery Collaborating with government [...]

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Preferred Vendor Content: How to Find the Perfect Employee for Your Hospitality Team

By |2021-11-12T14:52:25-07:00November 12, 2021|Uncategorized|

Are you struggling to find the right employees for your organization? Maybe the people applying for your role don’t have the right qualifications. Perhaps you’ve even made a few hires that haven’t worked out as planned or hoped. Or even worse, you just can’t attract any talent at all. Finding the right fit for your [...]

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AHLA Board Recommends Bylaw Change for December Special Meeting

By |2021-11-15T15:15:31-07:00November 10, 2021|Uncategorized|

As part of its self governance responsibilities, the AHLA Board of Directors regularly reviews its own succession. At its annual retreat in August, the AHLA’s Board of Directors discussed its own succession, and noted that under the current bylaws, the board could find itself in a position where there were no individuals eligible for the [...]

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AHLA Calls for Tourism Levy Abatement

By |2021-10-27T11:21:41-06:00October 27, 2021|Uncategorized|

As a result of the fourth wave of COVID-19 and the public health state of emergency in Alberta, hotels are experiencing room cancellations and a significant drop in bookings and consumer confidence. The AHLA is asking the the Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation to extend the Tourism Levy to March 31, 2022, as a [...]

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Reflecting on Ascend 2021: An Opportunity to Learn & Connect

By |2021-10-21T12:55:24-06:00October 8, 2021|Uncategorized|

On September 20 and 21, the AHLA hosted our first in-person Ascend conference at Edmonton’s JW Marriott ICE District. After 18 months of isolation and uncertainty, it was invigorating to gather with members and partners for two days of learning and connection. With a long road to recovery ahead, attendees gained insight into the [...]

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Temporary Layoffs Extended to December 31 for AHLA Members

By |2021-10-01T14:32:58-06:00September 30, 2021|Uncategorized|

After continued pressure from the AHLA, the Minister of Labour has further extended the deadline for temporary layoffs from September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for members who told us they needed it. Once again, this will allow members to maintain employment relationships with their staff and delay potentially devastating termination costs. This advocacy [...]

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Alberta Hotels Support Mandatory Proof of Vaccination

By |2021-09-14T09:06:29-06:00September 13, 2021|Uncategorized|

The AHLA has sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, offering its full support for implementing a mandatory proof of vaccination system. Although this type of system may not be the favoured alternative, it is preferable to greater restrictions on meetings, events, and group activities.  It is certain that many hotels would not survive another [...]

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Post-Pandemic Hospitality: The Great Reset

By |2021-09-03T13:50:49-06:00September 3, 2021|Uncategorized|

The AHLA welcomes Glenn Haussman, author and host of travel podcast No Vacancy, as the keynote speaker of Ascend! Glenn will be sharing the upside to the pandemic: it’s shown us that nothing is sacrosanct. Businesses that are open to new ways of doing things are the ones that will thrive. Now is the [...]

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Is It Time to Rethink Hospitality?

By |2021-09-03T09:32:36-06:00September 2, 2021|Uncategorized|

Find out how at Ascend 2021! Our province may be emerging from a pandemic, but Alberta hotels have barely started down the road to recovery. Already battered by the province’s economic downturn, the Alberta hotel sector was hit particularly hard by COVID-19. With record low occupancy levels and RevPAR, Alberta tourism businesses now face [...]

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