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Hosts with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver Of Airbnb Growth: Study

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has released a new study that demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17% of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the owner is present [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:36:46+00:00 September 27, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hosts with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver Of Airbnb Growth: Study

9 Ways To Make Your Property Unattractive To Unions

Your employees have the right to support or oppose joining a union. Generally, employees vote to unionize because they believe the union will make things better for them. Here are 9 things you can do to ensure your staff are satisfied and engaged with their employment. Have a real open door policy. Encourage your staff [...]

By | 2017-09-26T15:58:51+00:00 September 21, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 9 Ways To Make Your Property Unattractive To Unions

TELUS To Launch Hospitality Wi-Fi For Hotels Across Canada

Provided by TELUS After working with hoteliers in BC and Alberta over the last five years, TELUS' hospitality team is proud to announce the extension of Hospitality Wi-Fi nationwide. TELUS Hospitality Wi-Fi allows multiple guests in the same hotel room to simultaneously use their devices without having to worry about lag or interruption. Hotel guests [...]

By | 2017-09-21T14:49:14+00:00 September 19, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TELUS To Launch Hospitality Wi-Fi For Hotels Across Canada

New Rules: Alberta’s Unionization Process Changes

The Labour Relations Code (LRC) governs the process for unionizing workplaces in Alberta. In spring 2017, the NDP government took just 36 days to review the LRC, and then introduced major changes to it in Bill 17 – The Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act. These changes will make it much easier for unions to get a foothold [...]

By | 2017-09-26T15:59:36+00:00 September 15, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Rules: Alberta’s Unionization Process Changes

Celebrating International Housekeepers Week 2017

Celebrating International Housekeepers Week September 2017 – International Housekeepers Week is September 10-17. The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) appreciate all of tourism’s valuable staff, but this week we especially want to recognize our housekeeping and maintenance men and women across Alberta who ensure visitors receive the highest quality [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:05:17+00:00 September 13, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating International Housekeepers Week 2017

Employer of Choice: A Badge of Honour in Hospitality

The Employer of Choice program helps hotels evaluate their HR practices and showcase why their workplaces are fair, safe, and satisfying to employees. After completing an audit of their HR practices and an Employee Opinion Survey, every property receives a report that shows what they are doing well and ways to improve. The AHLA's goal [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:57:58+00:00 September 12, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employer of Choice: A Badge of Honour in Hospitality

Alberta Health & Safety Legislation Under Review

The provincial government is reviewing Alberta's Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) system. The OHS Act sets the minimum standards for workplace health and safety. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees. The government will be reviewing the Act, compliance, enforcement, education, engagement, and prevention. They will also clarify employer and employee [...]

By | 2017-08-25T15:16:59+00:00 August 25, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alberta Health & Safety Legislation Under Review

Will Proposed Tax Changes Affect Your Hotel?

The Federal Government is proposing tax changes that could affect small businesses, including independent and family-run hotels. The proposed rules could raise taxes, increase the administrative burden on SMEs and heighten the impact on family-run businesses. A consultation is currently underway, focusing on how "tax-planning strategies involving corporations are being used to gain unfair tax [...]

By | 2017-08-14T10:57:18+00:00 August 14, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will Proposed Tax Changes Affect Your Hotel?

Scam Warning

Scam Targets AHLA Members and Trade Show Exhibitors A scam being conducted by International Fairs Directory has targeted some of our trade show exhibitors and Associate Members, using the AHLA name and asking them to update their information related to the AHLA. The AHLA and our events are in no way affiliated with Inter-Fairs. If [...]

By | 2017-07-26T11:17:42+00:00 July 24, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Scam Warning

New Patio Policy In Alberta

New Patio Policy In Alberta Provided by the Alberta Liquor & Gaming Commission. See the full Q&A Bulletin here.  What's changing? The AGLC is updating the Licensee handbook so that it is easier for businesses to build, expand, or renovate licensed patios, and to connect licensed rooms to other licensed or unlicensed room. How exactly [...]

By | 2017-07-13T14:49:22+00:00 July 13, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Patio Policy In Alberta