Todays industry update includes:

  • HAC Survey - HASCAP: Request for Feedback
  • COVID-19: Mandatory Hotel Stay for All Air Travellers Arriving in Canada
  • ABLE BC Upcoming AGM
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • CGLCC Free certification workshop on LGBTQ+2 Tourism
  • Save the Date - BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference!
  • Postmedia Solutions: Facebook & Instagram Webinar
  • In the News
  • Across the Provinces
For any questions please reach out to our team. 
HAC Survey - HASCAP: Request for Feedback
Following the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) last week, HAC is seeking early member feedback via a questionnaire to inform the government and facilitate any program adjustments that might be necessary.
Your participation will be critical in identifying any gaps and areas of improvement for Government to address so that as many hoteliers as possible are benefiting from this program. 
Further to HAC’s information webinars on HASCAP, we have developed FAQ backgrounders for your information. Please access them here: english | french
Thank you for your continued support and engagement.
COVID-19: Mandatory Hotel Stay
for All Air Travellers Arriving in Canada
New Travel Measures
The Government of Canada is introducing new measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. The new accommodation and quarantine measures were announced on January 29th and processes to support these new measures are in development.
For Travellers
Canadians are strongly advised to cancel or postpone non-essential travel plans outside of Canada. Now is not the time to travel. People who travel by air for non-essential reasons, such as vacation, will face new measures and expenses when they return to Canada.
For hotels
Apply to become a listed hotel for mandatory 3-night stays.
Find full details here.
The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) AGM will be held via Zoom. Please RSVP by February 15th to Danielle Leroux (Director of Membership and Communications): A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the AGM.
Questions or concerns, please contact
Mark Your Calendars
CGLCC Free certification workshop on LGBTQ+2 Tourism 
  • 90 percent of Canadian LGBT+ travellers intend to travel domestically amidst international travel uncertainty. 
  • The community represents an estimated $12 billion leisure opportunity.
  • LGBT+ travellers outspend their mainstream counterparts at 7x the average trip expense.
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) and Tourism HR Canada have partnered to offer a free certification program to help businesses realize the economic opportunity of LGBT+ travellers and build LGBT+ safe spaces across the country. 
Certificate Program 
An Introduction to LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion (Prerequisite; 1-2 hours) AND
Navigating LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion in the Tourism Industry (Workshop; 4 hours)
The prerequisite course is a self-paced online program that will provide a strong foundation for understanding LGBT+ identities. The following workshop is a live facilitated event on Zoom to provide an understanding of different LGBT+ communities and action items to ensure your workplace is an LGBT+ safe space. Visit the website to find a workshop in your region. Both courses are required to receive a certificate. 
Bonus Seminar for Tourism Executives
LGBT+ Travel Market-Ready Seminar (2 hours)
This live, facilitated seminar provides exclusive LGBT+ travel market information, case studies from around the world, and exposes travel executives to a number of custom LGBT+ products to help inspire your own successful LGBT+ tourism-welcoming strategy. Register online for a seminar in your region. 
Individuals can sign up for a digital course in their area or businesses can contact to organize custom workshops. Both are free from now ONLY until March 31, 2021.
BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference!
TIABC and the BC Hotel Association will be co-hosting the BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference (virtually) during the week of March 8th to 12th, 2021.
Stay tuned for more details soon.
Postmedia Solutions: Facebook & Instagram Webinar
Postmedia Solutions is excited to host Facebook & Instagram for an exclusive complimentary webinar "Find, Target, Engage and Nurture Buyers to Grow your Business", with special guest Alexia Belisle, Client Partner at Facebook Canada, on February 24 at 11:00 a.m.
This seminar will teach businesses how to utilize Facebook and Instagram to drive results with campaigns and partnerships. 
Social advertising continues to grow and be a vital part of a successful marketing campaign. Participants will receive:
∙ Valuable insights in to audiences and targeting to maximize your budget
∙ Tips on effective creative for social advertising solutions 
∙ Tools to help you optimize your efforts in social media marketing. 
Click HERE to register.
In the News
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Across the Provinces
Nova Scotia
Event gathering limits eased in Nova Scotia amid low...

Nova Scotia is loosening event gathering rules as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to be low in the province. Effective Monday, the gathering limit has been increased to 100 people indoors and 150 outdoors for events held by recognized...

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Nova Scotia reported one new COVID-19 case on Monday. As with other recent cases, it's in the central health zone and related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The number of active cases is unchanged at eight: Six are in the central zone and...

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Manitoba Government Announces Next Phase of Reopening
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin have announced the next phase of the province's reopening plan. Since lifting the stay at home order on January 23, following 11 weeks of some of the strictest lockdown measures in the country, the province has allowed some services, such as retail and hair salons, to reopen at 25 per cent capacity. 
In a statement congratulating Manitobans for reducing case numbers over the past weeks, Pallister reiterated the importance of a cautious reopening, referring to it as "a marathon not a sprint”. While the province was optimistic about the significant reduction in case numbers, hospitalizations, and ICU admittance – the lowest numbers since October - there is still significant risk for another case surge. Manitoba has also reported its first detected variant in the province. 

Coming into effect at 12:01 am on February 12 for a three week period, these new orders will:
  • Allow restaurants and licensed premises to reopen at 25 per cent capacity with patron groups limited to members of the same household only
  • Allow outdoor rinks to reopen for casual sports as well as organized practices and games, with multi-team tournaments not permitted
  • Allow gyms, fitness centres and yoga studios to reopen at 25 per cent capacity
  • Allow indoor sporting facilities such as rinks, gymnastic clubs and martial arts studios to reopen at 25 per cent capacity for individual instruction only
  • Allow places of worship to hold regular religious services if it does not exceed 10 per cent of usual capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower
  • Allow self-help groups for persons dealing with addictions or other behaviours to hold meetings at 25 per cent capacity 
  • Allow museums, art galleries and libraries to operate at 25 per cent capacity
  • Allow personal service businesses, such as those providing pedicures, electrolysis, cosmetic application, tanning, tattooing or massage services to reopen at 25 per cent capacity
  • Allow photographers and videographers to offer services to individual clients or those residing in the same household in addition to providing services at weddings, with the exception of visiting client homes
  • Allow the film industry to operate fully with physical distancing and other safety measures in place.

More information is available here.
New plan will guide easing of health measures | Un...

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