UNWTO Releases Call for Action for Tourism’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Recovery

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MADRID — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector...

Hotels Across Canada Offer Special Rates to Help House Those in Need During Health...

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By Rosanna Caira, Editor & Publisher, Hotelier magazine TORONTO ─ As business leaders in the community, hotels are used to being community...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Drops to 14.8 Per Cent

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in three key performance metrics during the week of March 22 to 28, 2020,...

Federal Government Provides Updates on Economic Response Plan

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On April 1, the Government of Canada provided updates on support measures included in its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  In a press...

Minister Joly Provides Update to Industry in Destination Canada Webinar

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VANCOUVER — On April 1, Destination Canada (DC) hosted its second COVID-19 webinar, which featured Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, as...

Tourism HR Canada Offers Free Emerit Training Modules

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OTTAWA — Tourism HR Canada is offering a selection of its Emerit online-training modules free of charge. The included modules are...

IHG Connecting Hotel Workers with Job Opportunities

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ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has launched the IHG Hotel Colleague Job Center to support its U.S.-based hotel employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Katz Donates $2.5 Million to Support Mountain Communities

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Vail Resorts’ CEO, Rob Katz and his wife, author Elana Amsterdam, are donating more than $2.5 million to provide immediate support for...

International Tourism Could Fall by up to 30 Per Cent in 2020

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MADRID — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking...

As Health Crisis Worsens, Hotels are Being Asked to Accept Overflow of Hospital Patients

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TORONTO ─ Amidst a worsening healthcare crisis and the possibility of looming shortages of hospital beds, hotels may be asked to house an overflow of...