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The Hotel Association of Canada

The voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging Industry

The Hotel Association of Canada is the voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging industry. For over 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Industry through strong member engagement, effective advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association represents more than 8,178 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $18.4 billion Canadian hotel industry which employs 304,000 people across Canada.


HAC Welcomes Announcement on Tax Fairness Measures

October 20, 2017 – The Hotel Association of Canada welcomed the announcement today by Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger and Finance Minister Bill Morneau on further tax fairness measures. In a series of announcements this week, the association is encouraged to see that the government is listening and taking steps in the right direction, including simplifying proposed measures related to income sprinkling, protecting all past investments and the income earned from those investments, providing more flexibility to hold savings for multiple purposes, and maintaining incentives to allow for the continued investment in the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. HAC is especially pleased to see that the government is retracting proposed measures in order to protect intergenerational transfers of family businesses, an important element for many of our family-run hotels. We look forward to seeing more details and continuing to work with the government to ensure that a plan is in place that is fair, but that does not also hinder the ability of small hotel businesses to grow.

Hotel Association of Canada Statement on Oxfam Report on Housekeepers in Global Tourism Sector

October 17, 2017 – The Hotel Association of Canada was disappointed with the technically weak and inconsistent report that erroneously linked the working standards of housekeepers in Canada and housekeepers in Thailand and the Dominican Republic. This report is a transparent publicity stunt funded by a large North American Union seeking more membership and does not fairly compare the conditions in different international labour markets or even the conditions of employees in Canada versus contractors with far less protection and security. « more »

Hosts with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver of Airbnb Growth: Study

September 27, 2017 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has released a new study which demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17% of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the owner is present during the guest’s stay. The other approximately 80% comes from hosts renting entire home units where the owner is not present. « more »

Hotel Association of Canada Appoints Digital Communications and Member Relations Specialist

September 5, 2017 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Smith as Digital Communications and Member Relations Specialist. An accomplished public relations and brand experience specialist, Elizabeth joins the Association with six years of professional experience in strategic communications. « more »

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