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The Deadline for Board of Directors Nominations is Fast Approaching!

Have you considered serving on Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador’s Board of Directors? Hospitality NL is seeking tourism industry leaders from across all regions of the province to submit nominations. As a member of Hospitality NL’s Board of Directors, you’ll be empowered by our members to guide the direction of the association and determine the strategic…

Expanded EI for Rural Seasonal Workers

Many employees working in the hospitality and tourism sector, particularly in rural areas of this province, are seasonal workers. Thus, the Federal Government’s recent decision to extend EI for seasonal workers is a welcomed announcement for our sector. To better support seasonal workers, the Government of Canada will continue to provide up to 5 additional…

Hospitality NL’s 2024 Tourism Excellence Award Nominations Now Open!

We have now opened nominations for Hospitality NL’s annual Tourism Excellence Awards! Every year, these awards honour Newfoundland and Labrador’s exceptional tourism industry operators who demonstrate passion, innovation, dedication, ingenuity, and resilience in their work. For more information about the 2024 Tourism Excellence Awards and nomination process: 2024 Tourism Excellence Awards – HNL | Hospitality…

Federal Tax Reforms Targeting Short-Term Rentals

The federal government has announced tax policy changes that will crack down on short-term rentals such as AirBnb and Vrbo properties, with the goal of expanding the long-term rental supply nationwide. The federal government will no longer allow short-term rentals to claim income tax deductions on rental expenses for their short-stay properties in regions where short-term…

Canada Summer Jobs Applications Now Open

Canada Summer Jobs is a program under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market. Application period: November 21, 2023 to January 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard…

Tourism Growth Program Announced

On Monday, November 20, The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Federal Minister of Tourism and Federal Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, launched the new TGP. With $108 million in federal funding, this program will invest in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, small businesses, and not-for-profits; helping them grow…

TRANSITION, TRANSFORM, THRIVE – A TOURISM VISION AND STRATEGY FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (VISION 2026) UPDATE

Join Carol-Ann Gilliard, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation and Craig Foley, CEO of Hospitality NL as they deliver the Fall 2023 update of Vision 2026, highlighting practical actions and outcomes that impact you as a tourism operator in Newfoundland and Labrador. In December 2022,  Transition, Transform, Thrive: A Tourism Vision and Strategy…

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