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How Accessible is your Hotel?

“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 [...]

By | 2018-04-10T11:17:02+00:00 April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Accessible is your Hotel?

Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-10T10:45:58+00:00 April 10, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stop bad Wi-Fi from driving your customers away

2017 Employer of Choice Recipients

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-20T11:44:38+00:00 March 20, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Employer of Choice Recipients

Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Convention!

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-05T15:59:28+00:00 March 12, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Convention!

2018 – 2019 Board of Directors Announced

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-09T08:49:51+00:00 March 6, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors Announced

Convention Registration Is Now Open! 

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-02T09:33:24+00:00 February 20, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Convention Registration Is Now Open! 

Energy Efficiency Alberta Announces Hospitality Rebates

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-08T15:07:10+00:00 February 8, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Energy Efficiency Alberta Announces Hospitality Rebates

New National Leadership for Check In Canada™

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-06T11:25:23+00:00 February 6, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New National Leadership for Check In Canada™

Hotel Room Resellers Settle FTC Charges

Reservation Counter LLC and its parent companies have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers through ads, webpages, and call centers that led consumers to mistakenly believe they were reserving the rooms directly with the hotel. The proposed order settling the FTC’s charges: Prohibits Reservation Counter and its parent companies from making [...]

By | 2018-01-30T10:01:49+00:00 January 30, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hotel Room Resellers Settle FTC Charges

Employment Standards FAQ

New workplace laws for Employment Standards came into effect for all employers on January 1, 2018, and many of our members have had questions about these changes. If you haven't been able to get through to the Employment Standards hotline, we've got answers to some of our members' most frequently asked questions: Q: What is the Average [...]

By | 2018-01-31T09:34:14+00:00 January 29, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employment Standards FAQ