PEOPLE update as of June 23, 2020

CLN's most robust PEOPLE section in months! Read about Red Lion's new president, Charles Suddaby, Joe Baker, Bruce Williams, Danica Boyd, David Steinbach, Dr. Lysa Porth, Grant MacDonald and Hugo Germain.

A Reason for Hope – Tourism 2.0

In spite of the hardships around us all, Joe Baker of Centennial College has never before seen the kinds of unity he is seeing now. Industry and government messages are crystal clear – the tourism industry is vital to the Canadian economy. Vital to the 1.87 million people who rely on it for gainful employment.

Hyatt’s take on emerging from the storm

TORONTO — The company is working to reimagine the hotel experience to further enhance safety and well being among guests and colleagues and critically examine every vantage point – from pre-arrival, to guest rooms and lobbies to spas, restaurants and meetings space, bringing in the latest research, technology and innovation to make that happen.

Wyndham Americas president on Canadian recovery

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Scott LePage, Wyndham's brand new president, Americas, reports on how Canadian hotels are faring during the current pandemic. Wyndham Hotel Group has more than 500 properties in Canada including the Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Microtel and Ramada brands.

Saskatchewan and Ontario fight human trafficking

SASKATOON, TORONTO — While Jim Bence of the SHHA has made headlines with his efforts to advance hoteliers' knowledge of human trafficking, Tony Elenis of ORHMA and other stakeholders met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the issue.

Ingrid Jarrett reports from BCHA

Canadian Lodging News interviewed Ingrid Jarrett, president and CEO of the British Columbia Hotel Association about the COVID-19 pandemic. "Not one area in British Columbia has been left unscathed by Covid-19," she told CLN. "Our city centres are empty – our rural highways are empty – and hotels around the province are open to support the supply chain, essential workers and returning Canadians to ensure isolation is available.

Pest control essential during the reopening

By Alice Sinia With travel grinding to a halt as a result of the...

Paul Morissette: Social distancing together

The industry has and will face a massive disruption with not only a decline in tourism but also business travel as our new remote workforce learns the value of virtual meetings. Paul Morissette, who is a principal of CHIL Design, along with Adele Rankin, spoke to Canadian Lodging News about how hotels will be designed differently post COVID.

HAC features awards, timely issues

TORONTO — Award winners strode the Red Carpet, individuals and panels presented on timely issues such as coronavirus, millennials, short-term rentals, human trafficking, technology, labour shortages, sustainability, engaging staff, travel intentions and the end of the upcycle.

And the good news from Canadian hotels is…

MasterBUILT Keys of Hope celebrates essential workers. Sasquatch shows up at Harrison Springs Hotel. Serta Simmons' Relief Bed. Coast helps first responders. Executive's self-isolation specials. SilverChef announces community financing.