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.
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 »
Statement from Hotel Association of Canada On Small Business Tax Reform
October 16, 2017 – The Hotel Association of Canada was pleased today to see the announcements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger and Finance Minister Bill Morneau on cuts to the small business tax rate. The reduction in the small business tax rate to 9 percent, as promised during the last election campaign, is a very positive step forward in supporting small business growth, including small, independently-run hotels. The association also welcomed the announcement today on the proposed tax changes which demonstrates that the Government has listened to feedback and we look forward to learning more about these changes as they are made public.
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 »
Hotel Association of Canada Appoints New Director of Government Relations
April 25, 2017 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to welcome Alana Baker as Director of Government Relations. « more »
HAC 2017 Federal Budget Analysis: How it Impacts You
March 22, 2017 – Ottawa – Today at 4pm, the Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Federal Budget. HAC President, Susie Grynol, was among a select group of stakeholders invited to the Finance Minister's Lock Up where attendees were given an advance copy of the Budget Document. This 2.5 hour closed-door meeting allowed HAC to review the Budget before it was released publicly and provided an opportunity to meet with senior officials from Finance concerning its contents. « more »
The HAC Recognizes the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Recipients
February 17, 2017 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence winners. « more »
The Hotel Association of Canada Announces the 2017 Board of Directors
February 16, 2017 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the national association representing the 8,178 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $18.4 billion Canadian lodging industry, today announced its 2017 Board of Directors. « more »
Susie Grynol Assumes Role as President of the Hotel Association of Canada
October 11, 2016 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce Susie Grynol as its new President. « more »
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