JRoss Hospitality Recruiters talk mental health

In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to talk about mental health. Initiating an open dialogue within the workplace about this often stigmatized topic can lead to more efficient remedial care and ultimately, prevent the problems from arising. 

STR Canada results week of August 1, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 26 July through 1 August 2020 shows a continued steady rise in Canada’s hotel performance but the same significant level of year-over-year declines. On the positive side, nation-wide occupancy is now at 38.4 per cent, compared to a low of 12.0 per cent for the week of April 11, 2020; and two provinces reached occupancy of more than 40 per cent.

Rapid Response program for Tourism Workers

TORONTO — The disruption to the global economy from COVID-19 is unprecedented and rapidly evolving with its impact on the Canadian labour market likely to be widespread, long-lasting, and unpredictable. The Future Skills Centre (FSC) and OTEC recently announced a rapid response project for the hundreds of thousands tourism and hospitality workers who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 crisis.

How hotels can successfully reopen restaurants

David Hopkins, The Fifteen Group. Restaurant reopenings are all around us, but many businesses are not in the...

STR Canada results week of July 4, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 28 June through 4 July 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly...

Virtual GTHA AGM features SmartServe, Lisa MacLeod

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Hotel Association held the first virtual annual general meeting in its history on June 30, with Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, providing the keynote address and Richard Anderson, executive director of SmartServe Ontario as invited speaker.

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.
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