Nova Scotia Providing Loan Support for Large Tourism Operators

HALIFAX — In an effort to fill gaps in federal programming, Nova Scotia has promised to back loans taken by large tourism operators so they can receive better interest rates and more favourable terms...

Canadian Hotels Reported Higher Performance During Q3 2020, But at Overall Low Levels

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry saw higher performance from the previous quarter, but at overall low levels, according to Q3 2020 data from STR. Q3 2020 (percentage change from Q3 2019):• Occupancy: 38.1...

New Support for Small Businesses Announced

OTTAWA — During Small-Business Week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. “The support announced...

Naramata Inn Launches Series of Creative Culinary Events to Highlight Region

NARAMATA, B.C. — With the fall harvest underway in the Okanagan Valley, the Restaurant at Naramata Inn is getting ready to celebrate this time of year with a series of creative culinary events highlighting...

Wyndham Deploys New Customer-Data Platform

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has further elevated its global marketing capabilities through deployment of Amperity’s best-in-class customer-data platform. The platform — which is the latest in a series of strategic technology investments...

New Study Shows Americans Spending Less During Pandemic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than 40 per cent of Americans are spending less during the Coronavirus pandemic, according to a second report in a three-part series from personal finance app Stash and LendingTree. Among the...

Women in Tourism & Hospitality Global Virtual Summit 2020: Day 2 Wrap-Up

TORONTO — Day 2 of the fourth-annual Women in Tourism & Hospitality Summit, which took place virtually October 14 and 15, started out with a bang as the kickoff speaker, Paula Stone Williams, gender...

Accor Successfully Implements ALLSAFE Standards Globally

PARIS — On October 15, Accor announced it had successfully re-opened most of its hotels, with 95 per cent of them having already adopted the group’s ALLSAFE cleanliness and hygiene protocols jointly developed with...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Falls to 32.2 Per Cent

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Canadian hotel performance was down slightly for the week ending October 10 compared to prior weeks, according to STR data. In a year-over-year comparison, the industry reported a 54-per-cent drop in occupancy...

Loews Hotels Unveils New Approach to Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

NEW YORK — Loews Hotels has launched a new brand-wide approach to virtual gatherings — StreamLine by Loews. “At Loews Hotels, we provide intuitive service, local expertise, culinary creativity and state-of-the-art technology to co-create meetings...

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