Short Term Rentals: Fall 2018

The Calgary Hotel Association has been working on short term rental policy and regulation, to create a fair and open competitive market in Calgary. A large portion of home-sharing operators are commercial in nature, but are not regulated, taxed, or engaged in destination marketing strategies in the same way as hotels. The CHA has been meeting with city council, as well as provincial and national level industry associations to develop framework and guidelines to promote a level playing field.

HAC: Developing a Modern Approach to Short Term Rentals in a Digital Economy - A Framework for Canadian Regulators

On August 16th, 2018, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) released a research document on the best practices for Canadian regulators of short term rentals. HAC publicized the release with a media conference on Parliament Hill, coupled with a nation-wide conference call for interested media. The CHA distributed a local release to alert Calgary media to the industry’s call for a level playing field among commercial operators. 

Framework for Canadian Regulators Document

Summary - Framework Document

CHA to meet with City Councillors

The Calgary Hotel Association has been connecting with the City Councillors to discuss regulations surrounding short term rentals in Calgary, and review the recently released document from HAC, on best practices and guidelines for Canadian regulators. With over 70% of the Councillors booked into meetings, the CHA is sharing our position that the key to realizing home-sharing's potential, and delivering its benefits to the widest possible community, is to have a system that is sustainable and fair for all. 

Media Articles featuring the CHA, and Short Term Rentals

Calgary Hotel Association calls for regulations on short-term rentals - CBC - August 16, 2018
Calgary hotels pushing back against lack of Airbnb regulations - Daily Hive - August 16, 2018

#Hotelhillday october 2018

The Calgary Hotel Association recently attended Hotel Association of Canada’s #HotelHillDay in Ottawa. #HotelHillDay featured 30 industry representatives from across Canada who met with Parliamentarians and Senior Staff to discuss industry challenges including short term rentals. The CHA successfully met with MP Kent Hehr, MP Bernard Genereux, MP Mike Lake, MP Jamie Schmale, and MP Ruby Sahota to discuss the importance of the hotel sector and its contribution to the economy, jobs, growth and taxation.

The objectives of #HotelHillDay were to build awareness and raise the profile of Canada’s hotel and lodging sector, and to inform and educate Members of Parliament, Senators and other decision makers on issues of importance to hotel and lodging companies.

Twitter mentions featuring the CHA on #HotelHillDay

Canadian #HotelHillDay a great success for tourism growth - October 2, 2018
Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association - October 2, 2018
Kent Hehr - October 2, 2018