Host city named for 2019 Atlantic Canada Showcase

February 1, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city of St. John’s has been selected to host Atlantic Canada Showcase, October 6-8, 2019. Atlantic Canada Showcase (ACS) is a biennial buyer-seated tourism marketplace designed especially for the motorcoach, group, Fully Independent Travel and specialty travel industry. The event entails three…

The Future of Tourism, Access and Instagrammable moments will engage delegates on Day 1 of the of Hospitality NL Conference & Trade Show

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce Greg Oates, Chief Innovation Officer for NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc., as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Conference and Trade Show taking place in Gander, February 26-28, 2019. The keynote session is sponsored by Marine Atlantic Inc. Greg Oates is Chief Innovation Officer at NEXTFactor Enterprises, which develops…

Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Study

The recent growth of tourism activity in Canada has attracted a renewed focus on the sector by various stakeholders, including government. Despite this renewed focus, tourism businesses continue to struggle with a range of issues that require attention. Your response to the Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Survey is important because it will allow us…

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism not affiliated with ‘Universal Media’

Tourism operators in the province are allegedly receiving sales calls from a company in Montreal, ‘Universal Media’ who claim they are selling listings in the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Guide at a cost of $599.99. It is important to bring to your attention that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is not affiliated in any…

What Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations mean for some digital tourism content

This past July, The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, former Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that amendments to the Marine Mammal Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The new rules for whale watching and approaching marine mammals, which are now in effect, provide a minimum approach distance of 100…

Hospitality NL CEO joins the TIAC Board of Directors

November 30, 2018 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador congratulates its Chief Executive Officer, Craig Foley, on his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). During the 2018 TIAC Tourism Congress held this week in Ottawa, Craig Foley was appointed Chair of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Industry Associations…

Air access issues have significant impact on provincial tourism industry

November 22, 2018 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is concerned following an announcement by Westjet of its decision to move a seasonal direct flight to Dublin from St. John’s, NL to Halifax, NS. This news comes less than a year after Westjet announced a similar move with its direct service to London’s Gatwick airport in…

Participate in Tourism Sector Compensation Study

The 2018 Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation Study is now live. On behalf of Tourism HR Canada, Hospitality NL is looking for tourism businesses to participate – employers from accommodations, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, and travel services. If you want to attract, recruit, and retain skilled workers for peak performance in your workplace,…

Hospitality NL pairs with Restaurants Canada in joint membership agreement

(St. John’s, NL) November 1, 2018 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial tourism industry association, today announced a membership agreement with Restaurants Canada, the national association representing Canada’s diverse and dynamic restaurant and foodservice industry. Through this agreement, Hospitality NL’s independent foodservice members will be recognized as Association Members of Restaurants Canada, gaining access…

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