Choice Hotels Canada “Nudges” its employees

TORONTO — When Choice Hotels Canada wanted reach and engage with front-line workers to communicate its Commitment to Clean program, they used an app developed by Toronto-based Nudge Rewards. 

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. 

Downtown metrics the worst in CBRE report

TORONTO — Even though CBRE's recent report is about major markets, Brian Stanford, senior managing director and practice lead with CBRE Hotels Valuation &...

RLHC extended stay brand good for Canada

HALIFAX — The new RLH Corporation extended stay brand unveiled at their conference recently has potential in Canada, according to Kris Crundwell, AVP franchise development, Canada.

NEWS BRIEFS December 15, 2020

Zonetail launches assistance for restaurants. Cornell says Montreal hotels are most sustainable. Hilton and Marriott CEOs say investors should act now. Tourism losing workers daily.

STR Canada results for March and April

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR statistics for Canada for March and April show the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic.  During the month of March, Canadian hotel...

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.

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.

STR Canada results week ending December 5, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 29 November through 5 December 2020 showed Canada’s hotel industry with slightly lower occupancy compared to the previous...

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.