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Federal Government Moves to Extend Wage Subsidy

By |2020-10-01T16:25:04-06:00September 29, 2020|Uncategorized|

The 2020 Speech from the Throne included key asks that the AHLA and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) have been advocating for, including: Extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to summer of 2021, Expanding the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to help businesses with fixed costs, Improving access to Government loans (BCAP), Introducing further support for industries that have been the hardest [...]

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That’s a Wrap! Ascend focuses on recovery for Alberta hotels

By |2020-09-29T13:28:28-06:00September 23, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hotels around Alberta now have more data and resources to help manage today’s economic challenges, following the AHLA’s first annual Ascend conference for industry leaders on September 21 and 22. Held virtually this year, attendees heard from top tourism, real estate, and financial advisors in two jam-packed days that included: Energy sector investment expert Josef Schachter [...]

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Ministry Approves Temporary Layoff Extension for AHLA Members

By |2020-11-24T11:24:08-07:00September 15, 2020|Uncategorized|

The AHLA has been working with Alberta Labour and Immigration to extend temporary layoff rules for our members. We are pleased to announce that our request has been approved, and that a Ministerial Order has been issued to extend temporary layoffs for AHLA members to the end of 2020. This extension will allow AHLA members to [...]

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Preventing Commercial Kitchen Fires

By |2020-09-15T12:06:18-06:00September 10, 2020|Uncategorized|

by Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions Commercial kitchen fires account for a large number of fire claims in Canada. The majority of these fires are the result of poor construction or maintenance practices. Fires tend to start when flare-ups ignite the grease residue on the filters or within the exhaust duct. The following tips can [...]

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AHLA Members Get INNsight Into State of the Industry

By |2020-09-10T10:47:26-06:00September 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

AHLA members learned about the latest market trends and most recent government activity impacting hotels at the AHLA’s first online Quarterly Innsight meeting. This new, members-only event will give members insight into the market realities that are affecting hotels, and how the AHLA is responding. More than 50 people attended this first session. Key takeaways [...]

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Touchless Room Service is on the Menu 

By |2020-09-03T12:12:46-06:00September 2, 2020|Uncategorized|

A hotel guest has just arrived in his room after a long trip and is craving a hamburger and fries. He taps his cell phone to a hotspot sign in his room and a screen opens on his phone. He selects "Room Service,” scans the menu, and places his order. While he's waiting for his [...]

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Government Announces $37 Billion Income Support Plan

By |2020-09-02T16:25:39-06:00September 1, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Government of Canada has announced a $37 billion income support plan to replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which includes: Extension of CERB for an additional four weeks, until September 26. After this date, most CERB recipients will transition to the Employment Insurance program. Temporary (one year) changes to the EI program to [...]

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AHLA Members Recognized as Trip Advisor’s Best of the Best

By |2020-09-01T11:27:08-06:00August 21, 2020|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the following AHLA members, who were recognized by Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards for 2020!   Top Luxury Hotels — Canada Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise   Top Bargain Hotels — Canada Comfort Inn & Suites Airdrie Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Calgary-Airport Lakeview Signature Inn Calgary Airport   [...]

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AHLA Responds to OHS & Workers’ Compensation Reviews

By |2020-08-21T15:24:19-06:00August 11, 2020|Uncategorized|

The AHLA recently provided feedback on Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) legislation and the workers' compensation system as part of the Government of Alberta's review. Occupational Health & Safety Act The AHLA believes many of the changes made to the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act in 2018 significantly increased the administrative burden for employers, [...]

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Changes to Labour Legislation Benefit Hospitality Employers

By |2020-08-11T12:22:42-06:00July 31, 2020|Uncategorized|

Several new changes to Alberta labour legislation will benefit hospitality employers and reduce red tape surrounding employment standards. Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, was passed on July 28, 2020, and will include the following changes: Effective August 15, 2020 Termination & Layoffs: When employers terminate 50+ employees at a single location within [...]

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