Clifton Blake: Is hotel financing available?

The question we get asked the most from borrowers, lenders and even non-hotel people is simply, “Is Hotel Financing Available Right Now?” The simple answer is MAYBE.

Pest control essential during the reopening

By Alice Sinia With travel grinding to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospitality industry knows first-hand the financial impacts of...

Keeping Canada well as we reopen

OTEC's Joe Baker says that as we re-open our businesses, let’s not underestimate the toll this pandemic and the return to work has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our workforce.

PPE availability and supply chain cautions

In response to requests for supply of PPE, Jason Cheskes has spent dozens of hours examining the marketplace to provide hoteliers with up-to-date solutions for these needs. Cheskes suggests operators consider placing orders as soon as possible, as availability is limited and until supply stabilizes, shortages, delays and cost fluctuations are expected.

How travel agents could help save the industry

This isn’t the first time the travel industry has suffered. Traditional travel agents have been in emergency mode many times during the last two decades or so. Frances Kiradjian of BLLA looks at how this could help our industry recover.

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. 

Connect with guests using email during COVID-19

While traditional loyalty points schemes rely on physical visits and bookings to reward guests, hotels should adopt other streams and strategies to drive loyalty. The key is to keep serving guests, sensitively engaging and laying the foundations for the bounce-back. So what’s the answer? Email. 

Six point self-care plan for hotel employees

The Global Business Travel Association says the return of business travel is a promising trend for next year. However, meeting this demand won't be as successful if hospitality staff don't receive the care they need.

Cushman & Wakefield: Are Canadian hotels overpriced?

TORONTO —Most of the country has seen substantial increases in property values over the past five years. Cushman & Wakefield is increasingly asked, “are current values (in the hospitality sector) too high?” and, “are these values sustainable?

Why guest screening is essential in COVID-19

COVID-19 brings new threats to hotels. The low average daily rates caused by the virus tend to attract high-risk guests or those looking to exploit hoteliers. To stay protected during these uncertain times, it’s crucial to find out who you’re hosting.
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