Tourism Industry Honours Champions at Tourism Excellence Awards Gala

For Immediate Release February 23, 2017 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the annual Tourism Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday night as the grand finale to the Annual Conference and Trade Show, held in Gander from February 21-23. The Tourism Excellence Awards Gala featured the presentation of the Tourism Excellence Awards, recognizing the outstanding tourism leaders and…

Hospitality NL concerned about further rate increase at Marine Atlantic

For immediate release January 27, 2017 St. John’s – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is deeply concerned about the latest rate increase for users of the Marine Atlantic service. “Marine Atlantic Inc. provides an essential link between Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of Canada, transporting not only residents and travellers, but also consumer goods and…

Funding available for advanced learners through TourismTechnology.com program

The Advanced Learner Program is targeted towards operators and businesses that have most online elements in place, are somewhat adept at using them but would like to learn more advanced ways to use them effectively, use them cohesively in an integrated marketing strategy or adopt new trends and technologies in their business and marketing plans.…

Canadian Tourism Employment Snapshot – October & November 2016

October 2016 (seasonally unadjusted) In October 2016, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.3%, which is 0.5% lower than the rate reported in October 2015, but the same rate as the previous month (September 2016) when the unemployment rate also stood at 5.3%. At 5.3%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally…

Sensitivity and diversity training with emerit

Are your employees equipped to serve visitors from emerging markets? As the growing middle and upper classes of economic powerhouses Brazil, China, Russia, and India enjoy more disposable income and more free time, they are travelling more and expecting memorable tourism experiences. In order to attract their business, Canadian tourism and hospitality employees will need…

Deadline approaching for employers to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people…

TIAC’s Travel Industry Priorities for 2017-2018

TIAC’s Pre-Budget Submission Despite the upward trend in international visitors to Canada over the last couple of years, the potential for industry growth is significantly constrained by expensive and inefficient access to the country, labour shortages and inadequate marketing dollars to promote Canada internationally and generate economic returns to communities across the country. In short…

Hospitality NL keynote to discuss growth of the sharing economy and its impacts on tourism industry at 2017 Conference and Trade Show

For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce writer, broadcaster and futurist, Jesse Hirsh, as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Conference and Trade Show taking place in Gander, February 21st to February 23rd, 2017. The keynote session is sponsored by Marine Atlantic Inc. “Today’s traveller is not interested in spending…

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Technology Resource Coordinator

Contractual – February 1, 2017 – December 29, 2017 Duties: The Technology Resource Coordinator implements and manages the overall delivery of information, communications, and technology services for the TourismTechnology.com program for Hospitality NL. The coordinator provides basic to high-level, hands-on support and expertise to Tourism Businesses in Newfoundland & Labrador. The Coordinator also administers and maintains…

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