• go2HR names Stephanie Mallalieu health/safety specialist VANCOUVER — go2HR, BC’s tourism industry human resource association, has named Stephanie Mallalieu to the position of industry health and safety specialist.

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  • Scott Duff, Ray Chan join CBRE Hotels TORONTO — CBRE Limited has hired Scott Duff as vice-president, Western Canada, following quickly on the heels of the addition of Canadian hotel industry icon Michael Beckley as well as Ray Chan to the team.

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  • Rational names Xavier Lacaze regional sales manager, Alberta MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Following the promotion of Kevin Pelissier to the position of national corporate chef at RATIONAL Canada, Xavier Lacaze has assumed the role of regional sales manager for Alberta, effective Sept. 6.

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  • Altus appoints Qaiser Mian director of hospitality services TORONTO — Commercial real estate consulting company Altus Group welcomes Qaiser Mian as director of hospitality services in the research, valuation and advisory division, it was announced in late August.

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  • Profiting from purchasing programs Everyone is a buyer of goods, but many who take on the task in their hotels do not understand how to get the best out of supplier relationships and associated purchases.

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  • Suite Surrender Work or leisure travellers value a good night’s sleep and expect nothing less. Guests decide to return again (or not!) based on the quality of mattress and overall sleep experience.

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  • What is LGBT tourism? LGBT travellers choose destinations and business based on their openness to acceptance and respect; they don’t want to be treated differently from any other visitor. They also make decisions based on a safe environment.

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  • Catering to Gen Z The news is full of marketing to millennials, a.k.a. Gen Y. But what about the generation following them, including the smallest ones?

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  • Hydraulic laundry cart dumper Tingue’s new hydraulic laundry cart dumper can safely lift and dump linen cart loads of to 1,500 lbs.

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  • GoBumpFree eases travel headaches for airline employees HALIFAX —GoBumpFree launched its website July 13 with the aim of enabling airline employees to take full advantage of their personal-travel benefits at zero risk.

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  • Zonetail launching mobile app featuring AAHOA’s 15,000 members TORONTO — Mobile technology company Zonetail Inc. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (AAHOA) are launching a single, one-app platform, named Zonetail.

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  • Federal investment spurs HCN tablet business OTTAWA — The Hotel Communication Network (HCN) is making significant inroads into the U.S. hotel market with its in-room tablet guest information system, spurred by the federal government’s investment in the company.

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  • Marriott integrates Expedia's package product

  • SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia, Inc., has partnered with Marriott International, Inc., to integrate Expedia's technology to power Marriott's own packaging platform, Vacations by Marriott, on Marriott.com in the U.S.