Manitoba Hotel Association

MHA Convention and MHA & MRFA Trade Show

Thank you to all the hoteliers, suppliers and sponsors who made our MHA Convention and MHA & MRFA Trade Show on October 23rd and 24th such a big success.

On Monday, October 23rd we enjoyed a day of educational sessions and networking at our Convention. Thank you to all our presenters, including Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) President Susie Grynol, and the Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister for his welcome video to our Convention delegates.

On Monday evening, delegates had the opportunity to relax and enjoy a great banquet, with dinner entertainment from Pianorama and after-dinner entertainment by internationally acclaimed wonderist Chris Funk.

Tuesday morning began with the MHA Awards Breakfast, including greetings from Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, the presentation of our MHA Quarter Century Awards and the MHA Community Champion Award, presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and a keynote address delivered by TSN Broadcaster Sara Orlesky.

Delegates then made their way over to the MHA & MRFA Trade Show. The first year of this new combined event brought heavy traffic from restaurants and hotels from all across Manitoba. Thanks to the support of the supplier community, the expanded show floor ­was sold out.

More than $10,000 in prizes was awarded by MHA and MRFA, and by the great suppliers around the trade show floor. Raina Carmichael, the Service Manager at MHA member hotel Tallboys – a grill, pub and motel in St. Claude, Manitoba – won the grand prize, and took home a $1,000 grand prize from the supplier of her choice.

Overall, the Convention and Trade Show were a great success, with wonderful support from hoteliers, sponsors and suppliers.

National Airbnb Study Released

The Manitoba Hotel Association (MHA), in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), has released a new study which demonstrates that only 17% of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the owner is present during the guest’s stay. The other approximately 80% comes from hosts renting entire home units where the owner is not present.

For more information, please visit

Welcome QUASEP: MHA’s Exclusive Group Purchasing Program Provider

MHA is pleased to announce QUASEP as its exclusive group purchasing program provider. This exciting loyalty program delivers MHA members with cash rewards for purchases, discounts, or a combination of both on a broad range of high quality products. Some highlights of the program include: cash rewards on many trusted foodservice name brands, discounts on a wide variety of essential hospitality products and services (including linens, uniforms, catering and merchandising products, office supplies, and maintenance), a weekly communiqué featuring exclusive promotions and program highlights, access to the QUASEP member’s portal, a dedicated locally-based Account Management Team and free membership.

To take advantage of a free QUASEP membership, please contact: Barbara Pearce at (204) 223-8047 or Julie Frederick at (204) 223-1216.