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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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