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Tourism Losing Workers Daily, Hampering Recovery

Although labour is not at the forefront of many agendas right now—where liquidity and financial relief must remain the priority since they are the lifeline keeping businesses open—the fact is that the workforce is a monumental and complex challenge that will soon take centre stage. Prior to the World Health Organization announcing the pandemic in …

Cultivating Inclusive Destinations Across Canada

Safety, through the freedom to be oneself, is the key factor in Canadian LGBT+ travellers’ destination choice. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in the National LGBT+ Tourism Project—a set of inclusion workshops and market-ready seminars—to support the industry in fostering welcoming destinations across the country. On top of the workshops and seminars, …

Feed Into the Tourism Future Skills Framework

Tourism HR Canada has now held over 50 sessions with industry professionals from across the country to review individual skills—or competencies—required across tourism, as part of the Future Skills Framework project. We now have a fully validated framework, marking an important milestone in the project. These individual competencies will be the ‘building blocks’ for a …

Three Digital Destinations for Tourism Workers

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member and OTEC Strategic Advisor Originally published in Canadian Lodging News People have always been the core of Canada’s hospitality and tourism industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic effect on our businesses, it has had an equally profound impact on the lives of the …

Watch: Adapting to New Market Realities – Products, Pricing, Placement, Positioning

Adapting to New Market Realities – Products, Pricing, Placement, Positioning, the fourth in a new series of free webinars designed for business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs, is now available for viewing. With a focus on marketing and communications, this webinar will help small businesses revisit business strategies to align products and services with new and …

Inspiring Tourism’s Future: Industry Leader Honoured

Tourism HR Canada is honoured and delighted to announce that Philip Mondor, President and CEO, is the proud recipient of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Industry Award 2020. The award is presented in recognition of significant support for the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. Specifically, …