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A Win for Alberta Hotels – DMFs Excluded from City Charter Legislation

This afternoon, the Government of Alberta released their plan to provide funding for Edmonton and Calgary. As a result of significant efforts by the AHLA and local associations in Edmonton and Calgary, the government decided not to give the cities authority over the administration of DMFs. After more than a year of lobbying and attending many [...]

By |2018-11-29T17:03:10+00:00November 29, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Win for Alberta Hotels – DMFs Excluded from City Charter Legislation

AHLA Board Proposes New Bylaws to Better Serve Members

The AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes to the organization that will improve the AHLA’s ability to respond to the realities facing our members and challenging all associations.  By creating a new company, wholly owned by the AHLA, to deliver our revenue generating programs to our members and other customers, the AHLA will [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:24:31+00:00November 13, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Board Proposes New Bylaws to Better Serve Members

Clearing the Air on AHLA DMF Recommendations 

We have been alerting members about the Government of Alberta considering changes to the administration of DMFs as part of city charters for Edmonton and Calgary.  AHLA President and CEO Dave Kaiser, along with AHLA Board Chair Leanne Shaw, met with the City of Calgary in September to provide City representatives with a better understanding [...]

By |2018-11-13T13:00:41+00:00November 13, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Clearing the Air on AHLA DMF Recommendations 

3 More Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

3 More Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves The AHLA’s Employer of Choice program has hoteliers thinking about HR practices in their hotels. Here are three more questions that can help you assess your HR practices: Do we have a succession plan for supervisor and managerial roles? Getting staff prepared to move into supervisory or management roles [...]

By |2018-10-23T09:47:03+00:00October 23, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 More Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

AHLA Fights Municipal DMF Takeover

Since the Government of Alberta announced it was talking with the cities of Edmonton and Calgary about the administration of DMFs, the AHLA has been actively engaging with both levels of government and monitoring this issue. We are working closely with the local hotel associations in both cities to ensure that our industry delivers a [...]

By |2018-10-24T13:18:21+00:00October 22, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Fights Municipal DMF Takeover

AHLA Leaves Lasting Impact on #HotelHillDay

Earlier this month, AHLA President and CEO Dave Kaiser was in Ottawa as a part of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Hotel Hill Day, speaking to Federal MPs and promoting two key issues facing Albertan hoteliers: labour shortages, and the short-term rental industry. Key highlights of the trip include: An intimate 45-minute roundtable discussion with [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:04:36+00:00October 18, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Leaves Lasting Impact on #HotelHillDay

AHLA Members Consider Changes to Bylaws

The AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes that will improve the AHLA’s ability to respond to the realities facing our members and challenging all associations.  After thought provoking discussions, and with advice from governance our legal counsel, the AHLA’s Board of Directors is recommending a number of changes to the AHLA’s bylaws.  The [...]

By |2018-11-13T10:28:19+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Members Consider Changes to Bylaws

AHLA Evolves to Serve Members Better

After much contemplation and discussion, the AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes that will improve our ability to respond to the realities challenging all associations. The AHLA, with guidance from governance experts and advice from our legal and financial counsel, has created a new, for-profit subsidiary, wholly owned by the AHLA. This company, [...]

By |2018-10-05T11:59:15+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHLA Evolves to Serve Members Better

3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves The AHLA’s Employer of Choice program has hoteliers thinking about HR practices in their hotels. Here are three questions that can help you assess your HR practices: Who gets to be involved in decision making at our hotel? Businesses that let employees participate in decisions that affect [...]

By |2018-10-04T14:51:11+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Questions Every Hotel Manager Should Ask Themselves

Cannabis is Legal – Are You Ready?

As Alberta readies itself for the legalisation of cannabis, members are wondering how to handle it in their hotels. Here are some things you need to know: Consumers must be 18+. Cannabis may be purchased only from licensed stores or albertacannabis.org. 30 grams is the most that can be bought or carried at once. Smoking will [...]

By |2018-10-17T08:50:24+00:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cannabis is Legal – Are You Ready?