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Joe Baker: Tapping the tourism talent pipeline

While our attention may be currently focused on damage control, risk mitigation and calls for change leadership, let’s take a moment to be strategic about the future foundation of our business – our people.

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Cannabis tourism research

By Sandra Eagle

The Canadian Cannabis Tourism Research Study, a collaboration between the University of Guelph and New Heights Cannabis, aims to explore the demand for Canadian cannabis tourism, determine travel profiles and integrate…

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Six point self‑care plan for hotel employees

The Global Business Travel Association says the return of business travel is a promising trend for next year. However, meeting this demand won’t be as successful if hospitality staff don’t receive the care they need.

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Brian Flood on the recovery of Canadian hotels

TORONTO — Brian Flood, VP and practice leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s Hospitality and Gaming Group, weighs in on where Canadian hotels are on the path to recovery, and the challenges they face.

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Clifton Blake: Is hotel financing available?

The question we get asked the most from borrowers, lenders and even non-hotel people is simply, “Is Hotel Financing Available Right Now?” The simple answer is MAYBE.

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Keeping Canada well as we reopen

OTEC’s Joe Baker says that as we re-open our businesses, let’s not underestimate the toll this pandemic and the return to work has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our workforce.

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Pest control essential during the reopening

By Alice Sinia With travel grinding to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospitality industry knows first-hand the financial impacts of this global pandemic. As the country now focuses on reopening, pest…

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OTEC’s Joe Baker: Training Camp & Skills Drills

OTEC’s Joe Baker compares hotel owners and managers to sports coaches. “Our athletes have been in an off-season world for the last 3 months. Before we can get them on the field performing at their peak during games,…

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What golf courses will look like post‑pandemic

ORILLIA, Ont. — While some key areas of Ontario were stuck in Stage 1 of reopening, golf courses had opened for business. That business looks different from last year, Shane Bage of Resorts of Ontario reports.