Feb. 11, 2020
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HAC: Politicians unite on short-term rentals
OTTAWA — Trudeau, Scheer, Singh and Blanchet didn't agree on much during last fall's election. Yet all parties included a commitment to tax digital businesses, like Airbnb, the same way as hotels thanks to the unified voice of the hotel industry.
Wyndham Garden Arbor prototype unveiled
LOS ANGELES — Wyndham Garden Inn's new Arbor prototype was featured at the recent ALIS conference in Los Angeles. Danica Boyd outlined the features of the prototype and talked to CLN about its suitability for Canada.
Marriott Canada sees more select service deals
MISSISSAUGA — Marriott Canada opened 23 hotels in Canada in 2019, four each for Four Points, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Delta. The strongest brands in the pipeline going forward are select service hotels.
Industry x Education address talent shortages
The shortage of talent facing the Canadian hospitality and tourism industry has reached crisis levels in some parts of the country, and it’s not going away any time soon, says Joe Baker Centennial College's dean of hospitality, tourism and culinary arts.
NEWS BRIEFS update Feb. 11, 2020
Canadian hotel construction pipeline soars to all-time high. CHF Benefit Gala to be held Feb. 29. Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Conference announces keynote. Coast Hotels recognizes excellence at annual conference.  Record number of Days Inns Chairman's Award winners.
Ingrid Jarrett takes over as BCHA president
The BC Hotel Association has appointed Ingrid Jarrett as president and chief executive officer. Ingrid brings to the position more than three decades of experience in business leadership, strategic hospitality & tourism development and she is the first female president/CEO in the organization’s 103-year history.
Sask. and Ontario fight human trafficking
SASKATOON, TORONTO — While Jim Bence of the SHHA has made headlines with his efforts to advance hoteliers' knowledge of human trafficking, Tony Elenis of ORHMA and other stakeholders met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the issue.
Travelodge openings in Edson and McBride. CBRE sells Toronto Don Valley for $102 million. Hotel Arts poolside changes to year round. Hotel de Glace celebrates 20 years. New hotel next to Vancouver General approved. Quality Inn Centre-Ville Montreal opens. The worlds largest Fairfield by Marriott. IHG's planned openings for Canada in 2020.
PEOPLE update as of Feb. 11, 2020
Andrew Chlebus promoted at LG. Aimbridge appoints Kevin Detz. Julie Chan-McConnell's new position at Choice. Michelle Weber now GM at Fairfield Orillia. Shane Bage moves to Resorts of Ontario. John Wilson is now VP at New Castle.

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COMING EVENTS update Feb. 11, 2020
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. Date and location announced for MHA & MRFA Trade Show. Get key details on BCHA Hospitality Summit and new AHLA conferences, Aspire and Ascend. 
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