Financial support, saving the summer among HAC priorities

OTTAWA — No one thought the pandemic would last this long, but now the hotel industry realizes that group business and mass conferences will not be taking place in the near future. "That makes leisure and tourist traffic really important this summer," HAC's Susie Grynol told CLN.

Hotel operations and valuations: A COVID-19 case study

CALGARY — Industry stakeholders are justifiably concerned about hotel operations and hotel valuations in light of COVID-19. JT Dhoot and Tim TIndle provide an abbreviated case study to show how operations and valuation of a hypothetical 100-room branded limited-service suburban hotel would be affected. 

STR Canada results week ending June 13

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 7-13 June 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant level of year-over-year declines.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of June 23, 2020

Choice Gold and Platinum Award recipients. Motel 6 Clean@6. Trump's 4K to Travel idea. Hilton CleanStay rolled out. IHG updates travel cancellation policy. Destination Indigenous Campaign.

A Tribute to Bob Pomeroy

The Canadian hotel industry has lost one of its legendary entrepreneurs. William Robert Pomeroy, also known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

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.

Saskatchewan enters Phase 3 of recovery

SASKATOON — Jim Bence, president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association talked with CLN what it means for the hospitality industry now that the province has entered Phase 3.

Calgary Hotel Association considers ancillary fees

CALGARY — The plexiglas screens, hand sanitizer stations, footprint stickers, personal protective equipment and safety measures required post-pandemic will add costs to running a hotel. Calgary Hotel Association's Sol Zia talks about ancillary fees to cover these expenses.

Canadians’ love of routine could save tourism

A national survey of Canadians recently authored by Hill+Knowlton Strategies says that commercial airlines and hotel chains should focus on an appeal to routine and not an aversion to risk. 

What golf courses look like post-pandemic

ORILLIA, Ont. — While some key areas of Ontario were stuck in Stage 1 of reopening, golf courses had opened for business. That business looks different from last year, Shane Bage of Resorts of Ontario reports. 
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