Media: COVID-19’s Effects on the Hotel Industry

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and its provincial and city hotel association partners have been driving headlines about the impact of COVID-19 on hotels, explaining to the public and governments that relief for our industry means relief for owners, small business and employees. As...

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COVID-19: FAQ Download

We are pleased to share the Hotel Association of Canada's FAQ: Taking Care of Employees & Guests.   Key Areas Covered: Guests What if a guest has COVID-19 Can staff question a guest if they have COVID-19 How should we address guests who want to self-quarantine   Staff What if an employee...

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The Hotel Association of Canada is monitoring developments around COVID-19 closely and is working in partnership with Public Health to bring you the latest developments.   What has become clear over the past few weeks is that the situation is evolving daily and having a significant impact...

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2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to honour six recipients with an Award of Excellence. Each year, HAC recognizes members who demonstrate significant accomplishments and represent some of the finest examples of professionalism, quality, and excellence in the hotel industry. [vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid"...

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2020 Board of Directors

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors:   Representing Corporate Brands: Jonathan Lund, IHG (Chair) Sara Glenn, Accor Hotels (Vice-Chair) Brian Leon, Choice Hotels Roz Winegrad, Marriott Hotels of Canada Ally Wesson, Realstar Hospitality Scott Duff, Wyndham Hotel Group   Representing...

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Top 5: November 2019 

Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Rules Upheld By Ontario Tribunal Following a lengthy legal process, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Regulations. This is a significant and precedent-setting win for the hotel industry. ACCESS → [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="D3D3D3"...

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Cabinet Announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the roster of ministers he’s selected to comprise cabinet in his minority government. On HAC’s key issues - fair rules for the short-term rental industry and support for labour shortages - we will be working with the Minister of Finance;...

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Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Rules Upheld by Ontario Tribunal

Joint Statement from the Hotel Association of Canada, the Ontario Restaurant,  Hotel & Motel Association and the Greater Toronto Hotel Association:   Following a lengthy legal process, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Regulations. This is a significant...

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Top 5: October 2019 

Election 2019: How it Impacts the Issues Facing Hoteliers   On Taxing Short-Term Rentals:  HAC was able to secure a campaign commitment from the Liberals to collect corporate income tax from digital giants, like Airbnb, and require them to charge the HST at the point of purchase. The corporate...

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