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Deerhurst GM on ORHMA and COVID

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhust Resort in Huntsville is confident his property will sell out on winter weekends, though that means 75 per cent occupancy due to COVID-19 safety measures.…

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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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Rapid Response program for Tourism Workers

TORONTO — The disruption to the global economy from COVID-19 is unprecedented and rapidly evolving with its impact on the Canadian labour market likely to be widespread, long-lasting, and unpredictable. The Future…

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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.

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New OHI launches with a tribute to the old

TORONTO — It’s now called the Ontario Hospitality Institute, but its mandate is similar to the former Ontario Hostelry Institute — to support the hospitality industry’s most critical need, a strong workforce.

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Lakeside Lodge opens at Deerhurst Resort

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — On June 27, Lakeside Lodge earned rave reviews from media and community members who received a sneak preview of the commanding $60 million structure.

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Nottawasaga Inn celebrates 50 years

ALLISTON, Ont. — Lou Biffis started the Nottawasaga Inn on a property that was used for sod farming, in Tecumseh, a dry county since 1907. Before he could build a successful motel, he had to change that.