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Alberta Hotels: The Storm’s Not Over Yet

AHLA President & CEO clears up perceptions people may have with respect to the health of Alberta's Accommodation Industry.

By | March 30, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alberta Hotels: The Storm’s Not Over Yet

3 Steps to More Lovable Guest Wi-Fi

Brought to you by TELUS and Eleven When you think of the perfect guest Wi-Fi experience, what words would you use to describe it? Fast? Reliable? Easy? One thing these all have in common is they make the guest Wi-Fi experience lovable; a delightful experience that guests will come back for. It's not an adjective we commonly [...]

By | March 28, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Steps to More Lovable Guest Wi-Fi

Protect Against ATM Theft

The Edmonton Police Service is cautioning hotels and other businesses that offer ATM services to customers to take steps to protect their machines, after several of the money machines were recently stolen. See raw video footage of ATM Theft from a south Edmonton hotel. The AHLA's insurance program partners at Western Financial Group highly encourage that [...]

By | March 17, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protect Against ATM Theft

Meet Your Board Nominees

The board is responsible for governing the association by: Defining and communicating the AHLA’s vision, mission, and values; Focusing on the whole organization rather than individual issues of interest; Speaking with one voice; Directing the AHLA’s work by approving policy and monitoring impact; Managing its own self-governance; and Hiring and supervising the AHLA President & CEO. [...]

By | March 14, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Your Board Nominees

Free Online Training Available!

Tourism HR Canada Offers Free Emerit Online Training to Students Celebrate Canada 150 with a Tourism and Hospitality Skills Upgrade. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Tourism HR Canada is offering its Emerit online training for free to students enrolled in tourism and hospitality programs1. Tourism students are the future leaders of the Canadian [...]

By | March 9, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Online Training Available!

Hotel Wi-Fi Myths Dispelled

You know that your guests expect fast and reliable Wi-Fi -- is your property up to the task? In the world of the connected guest, hotels need to deliver an unparalleled Wi-Fi experience; on par with – or better – than what they experience in their homes and offices. Is your property up to the [...]

By | March 8, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hotel Wi-Fi Myths Dispelled

AHLA Board Elections: Have Your Say

Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches are integral to the health and success of any organization, and it is important that AHLA members have a voice in who represents them.  Elections for the 2017-18 AHLA Board of Directors will soon be upon us. March 20 - 24, 2017, you will vote for individuals who have been nominated to [...]

By | March 6, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Board Elections: Have Your Say

Accommodating Guests With Service Dogs – It’s The Law

Service dogs are allowed anywhere their owners are. Denying an individual accompanied by a qualified service dog entry to your hotel or restaurant is considered an offence punishable by law. Service dogs are specially trained to assist individuals with disabilities with every day activities. This can include: Carrying or retrieving items; Assisting with balance or [...]

By | February 28, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accommodating Guests With Service Dogs – It’s The Law

123 Hotels Named Employers of Choice

The AHLA has announced this year’s list of Employer of Choice (EoC) designates. Employers who receive the designation have gone above and beyond 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 [...]

By | February 16, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 123 Hotels Named Employers of Choice

Alberta Needs Home-sharing Regulation

Unintended Consequences The sharing economy is adding inventory to Alberta’s supply of guest accommodation without building a single new hotel.  Home-sharing platforms appeal to a certain segment of travellers and to homeowners wanting to augment their income.  However, unregulated rentals and the home-sharing platforms that promote them have created unintended consequences, such as: Loss of [...]

By | February 9, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alberta Needs Home-sharing Regulation