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.

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).

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...

Manitoba’s COVID report shows devastating loss

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

Susie Grynol: Hanging on until June

OTTAWA — Hotel Association of Canada president and CEO Susie Grynol talked about the unique challenges faced by the Canadian hotel industry in an interview with No Vacancy News host Glenn Haussmann at the Best Western Virtual Convention on Oct. 28.

Deerhurst GM on ORHMA and COVID

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhust Resort in Huntsville is confident his property will sell out on winter weekends, though that means 75 per cent occupancy due to COVID-19 safety measures. Hamilton, who is also newly-appointed chair of ORHMA, spoke to CLN on how Deerhurst has weathered the storm and how ORHMA is working to help hotels and restaurants.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 10, 2020

Tourism HR Canada predicts a long road to recovery. IHG looks to entertainment and sports groups. Marriott enters the Work Anywhere market. PEI faces tough times. Regina council passes Airbnb regs. Indigenous tourism to grab more market share.

STR Canada results for week ending Oct. 31, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—STR data for October 25-31l, 2020 showed slightly lower occupancy from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry.

ORHMA praises Ontario provincial budget

TORONTO — The Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association praised the Ontario government for positively impacting property...

AHLA: Using hotels to address homelessness

EDMONTON — Edmonton and Calgary are considering the use of distressed hotels to address the issue of homelessness.