Naramata Inn prospers despite COVID-19

NARAMATA, B.C. — They purchased an inn and restaurant just a month before COVID struck in earnest. This was not a recipe for success, it would seem. But thanks to the efforts of the two couples who bought it, the inn has managed to thrive.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Destination Employment update. Airbnb files an IPO. Positive vaccine trials boost hotel stocks. Predictions of a 2024 recovery.

Top Hotel Renovation Trends of 2020

VANCOUVER — COVID-19 has inspired some interesting trends in hospitality, shifting the focus from pure leisure and comfort to cleanliness and sanitation. Of course, hotel guests still want to feel relaxed when they travel, but a part of that has become confidence in the safety of their hotel. Hotels will have to adapt if they want to remain competitive in this new market.

Hilton promotes Great Canadian WorkSpaces

At Hilton, those looking to make it through a presentation without an interruption or simply in need of a quiet place to focus can book a WorkSpaces by Hilton room., available at special day rates at Hilton hotels across the U.S., UK, and Canada (excluding Quebec).


Hazelton's new Spa by Valmont. Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished. New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Trois Rivières gets a Travelodge. Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection.

STR Canada results week ending Nov. 14, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for Nov. 8-14, 2020 showed slightly lower occupancy from the previous week for...

MasterBUILT: a good time to invest in hotels

CALGARY — MasterBUILT, Canadian franchisor of Microtel, is building new properties and investing in others, with the idea that these hotels are communities that had strong demand during COVID, need to get through it, and will emerge strongly at the end of the pandemic.

Manitoba’s COVID report shows devastating loss

WINNIPEG — The return of increased restrictions has now created conditions similar to March/April 2020. With high...

Three digital destinations for Tourism Workers

By Joe Baker People have always been the core of Canada’s hospitality and tourism...

COMING EVENTS update Nov. 24, 2020

Nov./Dec., 2020: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada, is hosting its National...