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Hospitality NL in the Media

This is a great resource to find links to media clips and articles of Hospitality NL presenting our positions on topics of great importance to the tourism industry. For more details on the articles or Hospitality NL’s position on tourism issues, please contact Hospitality NL’s Manager of Policy and Communications, Melissa Ennis at

Calendar of Media

Date Title Link
June 21, 2016 Despite budget criticism, business expresses cautious optimism

June 19, 2016 Issues & Answers: Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador

June 5, 2016 Despite economic woes, Hospitality N.L. chair bullish on summer tourist season

April 25, 2016 A motel owner in Baie Verte Junction says the NL budget is already scaring tourists away

March 2, 2016 CBC News covers the 2016 Conference & Trade Show (~6:50 in video)

March 2, 2016 Battle Harbour, Lighthouse Picnics win hospitality awards

March 2, 2016 Tourism operators promote low dollar deals, ‘authentic experience’

October 17, 2015 Tourism operators get helping hand in growing their businesses

July 2, 2015 New Tourism Initiative Targets Key Learning Opportunities for Industry Growth

June 14, 2015 Tourist connections with colourful locals critical for industry

June 7, 2015 Tourism Season Bookings Up or on Par with Last Year

May 4, 2015 Airbnb a risky business that impacts tourism industry: HNL

April 30, 2015 Budget recognizes tourism staying power

March 5, 2015 HNL unanimous in opposition

March 5, 2015 Tourism to brag about

March 2, 2015 HNL chair rejects proposed tax levy

February 28, 2015 Hospitality industry recognizes its best at provincial conference

February 26, 2015 Hospitality NL Rejects Proposal on Room Levies

February 26, 2015 ‘Significant momentum’

February 25, 2015 Tourism Industry a Major Contributor to Province’s Economy

February 25, 2015 N.L. tourism should take advantage of low dollar: Paul Davis

February 25, 2015 Honouring Success in the Tourism Industry

February 25, 2015 Gander welcomes tourism industry conference

February 25, 2015 Hospitality NL’s 2015 Conference & Trade Show – CBC – start video at 37:00 min

February 25, 2015 Tourism initiatives in Rocky Harbour and Norris Point receive ACOA money

February 24, 2015 Government of Canada Invests More Than $1.2 Million in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Tourism and Cultural Industries

January 19, 2015 Tourism-where now? Focus of week long sessions

July 3, 2014 Warm Welcome to Visitors

June 18, 2014 Stay awhile

June 18, 2014 Tourism Business is Booming

June 17, 2014 Tourism is Big Business – Tourism Week (see 25:50 in video)

June 17, 2014 ‘It’s so beautiful’

June 2, 2014 Air Canada offers year-round direct flight from St. John’s to London

May 31, 2014 Cleary Critical of Marine Atlantic Cuts

May 30, 2014 Tourism industry not happy with Marine Atlantic cuts

May 30, 2014 Marine Atlantic Reducing Summer Crossings

May 26, 2014 A lesson in customer service

May 1, 2014 Hospitality NL re: St. John’s International Airport Exapansion Plan (approx. 37:50)

April 10, 2014 Smart Investment

April 9, 2014 Appraising western Newfoundland

April 9, 2014 Stephenville session targets region’s tourism strengths

March 24, 2014 New HNL chairman touts potential, outlines challenges

March 12, 2014 Controlled communication

March 6, 2014 Signposts for Travellers

March 4, 2014 A course for the future

March 4, 2014 Hospitality excellence recognized

March 3, 2014 No ordinary day

March 1, 2014 HNL hands out tourism business awards

February 26, 2014 Provincial Hospitality association approves membership fee increase

February 26, 2014 Hundreds gather in Gander for Hospitality NL Conference and Trade Show
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February 23, 2014 Minister flattered by Manitoba’s N.L.-inspired tourism ad

February 15, 2014 Hospitality NL concerned with latest Marine Atlantic hike

February 11, 2014 Marine Atlantic increases rates for third consecutive year

February 11, 2014 Tourism industry fears damage from Marine Atlantic rate hike

February 1, 2014 Offering their advice

December 9, 2013 Outfitters planning committee to deal with guide shortage

November 28, 2013 Guide shortage leads agenda items for convention

November 10, 2013 On Point – Government puts hold on fracking

August 13, 2013 CBC – Ferry Failures and Tourism Fallout

Aug 2, 2013 VOCM- HNL Chair Darlene Thomas Talks About Marine Atlantic
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August 1, 2013 The Telegram – Moderate Fracking Awareness Group Created

July 4, 2013 VOCM- Concerns on Job Cuts to Provincial Parks: HNL
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June 30, 2013 NTV- Issues and Answers with Hospitality NL Chair, Darlene Thomas
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June 30, 2013 NTV- Issues and Answers with Hospitality NL Chair, Darlene Thomas
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June 21, 2013 The Western Star- Locals eying monitoring mission to Gros Morne
June 20, 2013 NTV- Residents Raise Concerns at Fracking Forum in Western Newfoundland
June 19, 2013 CBC-Rental Car Shortage
June 17, 2013 CBC- Road Signage Woes
June 13, 2012 VOCM-Darlene Thomas, Chair HNL discusses tourism related issue on Open Line No Link Available
June 12, 2012 VOCM-Darlene Thomas, Chair HNL discusses tourism related issue on Open Line No Link Available
June 6, 2013 The Telegram- New hotels in the works for province
May 17, 2013 CBC TV- Discussing Fracking No Link Available
May 17, 2013 CBC TV- CBC- Discussing Fracking on On The Go No Link Available
May 17, 2013 NTV -Gros Morne’s UNESCO Status at Risk if Fracking Allowed
March 28, 2013 CBC-Tourism operators call budget a ‘step backward’


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