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About HNL

We are the voice of the provincial tourism industry.

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL), established in 1983, is a non-profit membership association that leads, supports, represents and enhances the province’s tourism industry.

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador has been the voice of the provincial tourism industry since the association was founded. Its work on behalf of members and the industry itself has played a crucial role in developing the tourism industry into the flourishing economic driver that it is today.

Board of Directors

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador’s Board of Directors is the tourism industry. They are members of the association from different types of tourism establishments and from around the province. Together, the 10 member board guides the path of the organization and the industry. Through advocacy, the provision of educational services, the adaptation of new technology and the promotion of fellow Hospitality NL members, the Board drives the tourism industry’s advancement. Hospitality NL’s board members welcome your questions and comments.

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Our Team

Our people get things done! A dedicated team of individuals undertakes the daily tasks of the organization, and continues to ensure that HNL remains a leader for the industry. We are here to help members, and the industry in general, so feel free to contact us

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Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador has the following Standing Committees that are chaired by a member of the Board of Directors:
1. Policy
2. Finance
3. Governance
4. Membership

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Our Goals

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial Tourism Industry Association, is focused on advocacy, education, the adaptation of innovative technology and the promotion of a strong member network. Through forward thinking and fostering the growth of its members, Hospitality NL continues to be the leader of the tourism industry in the province.

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Annual Report

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual report is an important indicator of the state of the organization, as well as the tourism industry overall. Each year we compile and report on the developments and events that impacted and shaped both our members and the province for the past year. If you have any questions regarding our annual report, please feel free to contact Melissa Ennis, our Manager of Policy & Communications.

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