On October 2, 2018, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) hosted its second annual #HotelHillDay. This significant advocacy event brought 30 industry leaders from across Canada to Ottawa for meetings with more than 55 federal decision makers.
HAC promoted two key issues of importance during its Hill Day: 1) Labour Supply Shortages and 2) The Short-Term Rental Industry. The Association’s messages and supporting research were well received on all sides of the House of the Commons, as well as within the Senate, with many offering support, advice and a willingness to help as we move forward.
HAC’s 2018 Parliament Hill Day was another great success. With your support, the association and the industry’s profile were strengthened and traction was generated on the industry’s key advocacy issues. We are very well positioned to build on this momentum as we continue phase two of our #FairRules campaign and the rollout of Destination Employment, HAC’s new labour pilot project.
- An intimate 45-minute roundtable discussion with The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francaphonie
- An all-party panel discussion on labour shortages in the hotel sector
- A press conference, held in the Charles Lynch Room in Centre Block on Parliament Hill to launch new research, conducted by Nanos Research, uncovering Canadians’ concerns about short-term rentals in their neighbourhood
- 55+ meetings with parliamentarians
- 30 hotel industry executive leaders from across the country in attendance
- Social media engagement included a special Twitter hashtag #HotelHillDay and highlighted results of the new short-term rental research – reaching more than 6 million people online
- A prominent transit shelter advertisement was placed just outside Parliament Hill, which showcases the need for fair rules for the short-term rental industry