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. 

New chair and 3 regional chapters for ORHMA

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has appointed Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhurst Resort located in the town of...

Update

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Hotel Equities plans to double hotels in Canada

ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities currently has 26 or 27 properties in Canada, and still plans to double that in the next two years, Joe Reardon, chief development officer told CLN.

Hotels and their lenders during COVID-19

If we learned anything from the financial crisis, it was that communicating with your lending institution is essential during these difficult times, say Steve Hedington and Salim Gulamani of Clifton Blake Asset Management.

DineSafe targets guest safety and confidence

TORONTO — To understand how to best navigate this unprecedented time and support restaurant and foodservice operators, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) has been working closely with industry leaders, government agencies, technology experts, legal advisors, and key supply partners. Together, we have developed best practices to help guide your safe and successful reopening.

Kudos to Living Water Resorts

COLLINGWOOD — Lakeside Seafood & Grill and Living Shore Spa were honoured by TripAdvisor.

STR Canada results week ending Aug. 29, 2020

STR data for August 23-29, 2020 showed lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry. Two provinces reached a 50 per cent occupancy level: Prince Edward Island (55.8 per cent) and British Columbia (53.5 per cent). 

Saskatchewan Announces $35 M for Tourism

REGINA — On Monday, August 10, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $35 million in support for Saskatchewan’s hard-hit tourism sector. Under the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program, eligible hospitality and event/attraction operators will be able to apply for a one-time, non-repayable emergency payment.

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.
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