“The SHHA is always looking at the bigger picture.They fight for our rights when it comes to liquor laws, tax laws and other legislation. We probably don’t even recognize all the work they’re doing. It’s helpful to everyone in the industry.”

Russell Wittke, Pioneer Hotel, Humboldt


Supreme Court Rules Hotel Liable for the Theft of Cars from its Parking Lot.

In the Quebec case, the hotel promoted parking as an inclusive package service which is common with many hotel offerings especially airport properties. They also accepted the car keys for snow removal. This can have wider implications.  

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Ready to Work receives Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service

Tourism Saskatchewan’s Ready to Work (RTW) Tourism Careers team received the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service at an awards banquet in Regina, November 22, 2018. The award recognizes outstanding on-the-job contributions to government and citizens of the province.

Back row, from left: Carol Lumb, Director, Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council; Cindy Wright, Administrative Assistant; Darrell Noakes, Communications and Marketing Specialist; Lendee Wiebe, Resource and Exam Centre Coordinator; Carol Ingell, Manager, Operations.

Front row, from left: Cam Swan, Deputy to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary; Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan; Honourable Gord Wyant, Deputy Premier; Lynne Kennedy, Workforce Development Consultant; Dr. Louise Greenburg, Premier’s Awards Advisory Committee; Honourable Nadine Wilson, Provincial Secretary; Mary Taylor-Ash, Tourism Saskatchewan CEO.

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Rapid Innovation is the key to Export Tourism Growth in Saskatchewan

By Christian Boyle, Glyph Creative Strategy

Saskatchewan is ready to enter the global export tourism marketplace. The Indigenous Tourism Corridor is leading the way.

Tourism is seeing substantial growth on a global scale. Growth is being driven by multiple trends: the rise of the middle class in China, millennial leisure spending leaning towards experiences over material goods, and the democratization of travel platforms aligning with value-priced airlines and accommodations to name a few. In 2017, this translated into tourism and travel activity contributing 10.4% of total global GDP as well as having a global impact on labour that sees it support 9.9% of jobs globally. For Canada, this translated into 20.8 million export tourism visits in 2017 worth 2.09% of our GDP.

I think we’re ready to enter the export tourism marketplace,

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Ramada Emerald Park

Refresh and restore at our Ramada Emerald Park/Regina East hotel, located just 10 kilometers east of Regina on Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. The 100% non-smoking hotel offers easy access to corporate locations, plenty of leisure activities, and several restaurants. Whether you are a guest for just one night or an extended stay, they offer comfortable accommodations at a great price.

32 Great Plains Rd, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan S4L 1B8   306 – 525 – 5300



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WINE MENUS: Not All Wines are Created Equal

I remember pouring a sample of wine for a man in a rural Saskatchewan liquor store.  His attire suggested that he was no stranger to the land, livestock, sunshine and wind.  I explained a little bit about the wine I was pouring then he knocked back my 1 oz. sample and pronounced: “Wine is wine.  All tastes the same.”  Before I could catch myself, I replied something like, “Yea, just like any cut of beef from any cow is all the same.  Beef is beef.”   He glared at me.  I got his attention.

Why is some wine more expensive than other wine?  Is there really that much of a difference? Grape wine is a natural product and all quality starts with nuances of grape varieties (of which there are thousands), its vine health and age, growing conditions in a particular year (vintage), the way it is handled and stored in the winery.  The more expensive the wine the more time and labour and attentiveness to each grape berry that has gone into the crush producing rarer wines.  So usually the better wines are not mass produced wines.  That’s not to say there isn’t a place for the mass-produced wines, just like there’s a market for mass-produced burgers.

Like no other beverage, wine is meant to travel in the company of food.  Food calling to food.  That’s good news for restaurants.  And that’s why more and more people look at the wine list when they eat out.  And that’s why restaurant owners and managers and servers need to pay attention to their wine lists.  The quality of the wines on your wine list say something about your restaurant.  Restaurants that wouldn’t dream of promoting a cheap cut of meat as their signature dish, will often offer a wine menu with only mass-produced wines.  Restaurants don’t need pages of wines but the wines they offer should speak of the same care they apply to their food menu. 

Questions or information: info@dougswines.com

ABOUT US: A Long and Distinguished History

Archive Photo: Hotels Association of Saskatchewan Banquet, Regina, SK., February 19, 1935

Our history stretches back almost 80 years when a group of  hoteliers saw the need for a collective voice for the industry. Since then, the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA) has grown to become a highly respected, membership-driven organization that represents the hotel and hospitality industry to the Government of Saskatchewan, suppliers and the general public.

In addition to hotels & motels our membership includes, brew pubs, nightclubs, licensed restaurants, quick service restaurants and event centres.

The SHHA is overseen by a board of elected members representing designated zones throughout the province. The President and CEO carries out the duties of representing the Association’s position on issues as they arise. The SHHA is also active in promoting members’ interests to the Federal government through the Hotel Association of Canada.


What Difference Does it Make?

People ask what difference it makes if I join the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA)? The difference is we are a stronger voice that can advocate more effectively on your behalf. There is strength in numbers.

The SHHA has a reputation of being an extremely effective lobby and advocacy group because of the activities we engage in and the strength of our membership.  We are YOUR voice with government ministries, MLA’s and bureaucracy.

The hospitality industry gets “wins” when we work together. Keep the SHHA team strong by purchasing a membership in the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association.

If you own a hotel/motel, restaurant, and bar or are a Retail Store Permitee, you should be a member of the SHHA.

Supporting the SHHA Keeps Your Voice Strong!



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