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The Saskatchewan Hotels and Hospitality Association (SHHA) today announced that it has rebranded to become Hospitality Saskatchewan and enhanced its mandate to now serve as the tourism industry association for the province.

The rebranding has been in the making for the last three years as the SHHA began advocating for a more diverse membership that includes restaurants, conference/convention centres, tourism, and cultural attractions and even cannabis producers. This is in addition to its traditional membership, which includes hotels, motels, taverns, pubs and offsale outlets. Read the complete Release

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Representing the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association, we are pleased to present this report and “Strategic Plan”.  It reflects the activities and achievements of the last 3 years and identifies the strategic objectives for the next 3.

Never in the history of the hospitality world have we seen the challenges, changes, and upheaval that we have seen in 2020. As we conclude our 2018 – 2020 Strategic Plan, we recognize the many successes related to our advocacy, but despite best efforts, we also witnessed the significant attrition of our membership. This decline was occurring long before the arrival of COVID – 19 and we identified that unless we evolved, we would eventually cease to exist. Read the Strategic Plan

Jim Bence, President & CEO and Gary Hoffert, Chair of the Board

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NEW! The QUASEP Program with iCheck

QUASEP is pleased to announce that iCheck, Canada’s largest national network of licensed, specialty trade vendors and general maintenance technicians is now a part of their program offering. This cost-effective solution for facility maintenance and repair services provides planned maintenance and responsive services for a wide range of services. Whether the job is big or small, let iCheck help you to get the job done! Learn More

Coronavirus: Scott Moe’s COVID-19 enforcement pitch gets support from local industry

Global News Saskatoon

The head of Hospitality Saskatchewan told Global News punishments should be left up to elected officials, but in general, “enforcement has to happen.”

“If businesses are out there operating outside of the guidelines, then absolutely,” said Jim Bence, the president and CEO of the organization formerly known as the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association. Read More

Moose Jaw mayor pokes fun at travelling politicians in new tourism ad

CTVNews Regina

Moose Jaw is hoping to capitalize on local tourism through a new advertisement  poking fun at Canadian politicians who caught heat for traveling internationally over the holidays.

Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie appears in the ad at the city’s Temple Garden’s Hotel and Spa pool, with a tongue-in-cheek tip for other elected officials. [...]

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Saskatchewan Tourism Trends Report for 2020 available

Tourism Trends Reports present a review of tourism statistics and trends for Saskatchewan. Posted on Industry.TourismSaskatchewan.com, the reports feature information about Saskatchewan-U.S. border crossings, international air travel, hotel occupancy and average daily rates, tourism employment, average gasoline prices, discretionary spending habits, and average exchange rates for selected countries.

View the full Tourism Trends Report: 2020, which spans January-December and illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on the province’s tourism sector.

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Health and Safety Leadership Certification - Start your journey today!

“Congratulations to the Hospitality Saskatchewan on being the FIRST organization to complete ALL four levels of HSLC.”

For more information, contact Service Hospitality to talk with one of our Safety Advisors about starting your HSLC journey.  

www. servicehospitality.com

Shikara Dyck, Safety Advisor, Service Hospitality presents Jim Bence with the HSLC certification

 

Still a Waiting Game

Daniel Hirschkorn, Saskatoon Immigration & Employment Consulting Inc.

Canada recently announced one of the most aggressive immigration intake goals in history. Honourable Marco Mendicino, The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced a target of just over 400,000 new immigrants per year for the next three years.  This is unprecedented and falls in line with the goal of welcoming immigrants at a rate of 1% of the population, which has been generally accepted as the proper number to ensure Canada remains competitive globally. [...]

Contact: William Chan, QUASEP Account Manager -Email

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