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Canadians’ love of routine could save tourism

A national survey of Canadians recently authored by Hill+Knowlton Strategies says that commercial airlines and hotel chains should focus on an appeal to routine and not an aversion to risk.

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Financial support, saving the summer among HAC priorities

OTTAWA — No one thought the pandemic would last this long, but now the hotel industry realizes that group business and mass conferences will not be taking place in the near future. “That makes leisure and tourist…

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Hotel Equities plans to double hotels in Canada

ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities currently has 26 or 27 properties in Canada, and still plans to double that in the next two years, Joe Reardon, chief development officer told CLN.

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Stand in Unity — A letter from Reetu Gupta

TORONTO — Reetu Gupta, president and CEO of both Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, shares some personal stories of how discrimination affected her father, herself and the origins of their companies.

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JW Marriott Muskoka is open for business. FARO opens at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Canada’s hotel pipeline is still robust, Lodging Econometrics reports.

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Expedia provides $275 in recovery relief

SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia Group has committed $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Expedia Group’s recovery program is comprised of global initiatives…

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Philip Mondor explains the THRC Toolkit

OTTAWA — Philip Mondor, president and CEO of Tourism HR Canada paints a vivid picture with stark numbers regarding the pandemic. THRC has prepared a toolkit to help with the recovery.

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Hyatt’s take on emerging from the storm

TORONTO — The company is working to reimagine the hotel experience to further enhance safety and well being among guests and colleagues and critically examine every vantage point – from pre-arrival, to guest rooms and…

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Hotels need cash infusions and forgivable loans

TORONTO — Tony Elenis, president and CEO of the ORHMA has a laundry list of asks in order for our hospitality industry to survive, including rent relief, tax relief and forgivable loans. Here is what he’d like to see.