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8 Regulatory Tools To Help Modernize Short-Term Rental Accommodations

By |2018-08-16T10:28:57+00:00August 15, 2018|Uncategorized|

As the short-term rental market continues to expand all over the world, regulations surrounding them have taken shape as well. Following a scan of the regulatory approaches taken in communities around the world, the following eight elements have consistently been applied: Host Registration and FeesRequires that any property offered for home-renting be registered with the [...]

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AHLA Convention & Trade Show a Fantastic Hotelier Event

By |2018-08-01T15:42:35+00:00May 11, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association’s 98th Annual Convention and Trade Show was an absolute success, with over 200 properties in attendance, and so many exciting programs and events that it’s hard to even keep track! It kicked off with the only accommodation industry trade show in Alberta, where attendees discovered new products, met new [...]

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How Accessible is your Hotel?

By |2018-04-10T11:17:02+00:00April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|

“The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of the global population, roughly 1 billion people, live with some form of disability. The accessible travel market presents a golden opportunity for destinations that are ready to receive these visitors” (World Tourism Organization, 2016). Along with the expectation of a growing demand for tourism services by persons [...]

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Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away

By |2018-04-10T10:45:58+00:00April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|

Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away We’ve all had them; our own Wi-Fi horror stories.  The time you needed access, and simply couldn’t get it.  For example, many visit airports expecting to be connected, only to discover that Wi-Fi either wasn’t available or had an access fee.  The same frustration occurs when attending [...]

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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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Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Convention!

By |2018-04-05T15:59:28+00:00March 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

1.  Hotels are attractive targets for data breaches and ransomware attacks. The Hotel Security session, sponsored by Western Financial Group, will help you understand the risks and what you should do to protect your property. 2.  Cannabis is coming! We’re bringing together the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission, the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association, and legal experts from [...]

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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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Energy Efficiency Alberta Announces Hospitality Rebates

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