- Member Value Programs
- Group Insurance Program
- Property Insurance Program
- Exclusive Credit and Debit Processing Rates with First Data
- Telecom Benefits Program
- Savings at RONA
- Staples Advantage Canada
- MLCC Atlas Ordering Site
- Canadian Star Quality Accommodation Rating Program
- HAC's Green Key Program
- MTEC - Serving It Safe Responsible Service and Safety Program
- MTEC - SAFE Hospitality
- Manitoba's Designated Driver Program
- Savings at HCareers.com
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Member Value Programs
The MHA’s programs and services are specifically developed for the hospitality industry by people who understand that your property serves guests all day, every day. Whether you have five rooms or 500, we work hard to get our members the best value for products and services that you can’t do business without.
The MHA leverages the buying power of Manitoba’s hospitality industry and passes the savings on to you.
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Group Benefits Program
More Insurance Savings for Members
Manitoba Hotel Association has partnered with Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions to offer MHA members access to Western Financial's TotalGUARD employee benefits program. In today's competitive job market, having a dependable and affordable employee benefits program is critical to attracting and retaining employees. Regardless of whether or not you currently have an employee benefits program in place, Western Financial's TotalGUARD employee benefits program can help save you premium dollars.
Features & Enhancements
Premium Savings - members with 10+ lives to insure will receive an immediate 10% savings off existing premiums for equivalent coverage. Members with less then 10 lives insured will receive an immediate 5% savings.
Rate Stability - stability is generated by spreading claims over the entire pool.
Program Flexibility - Member properties will now have many different coverage options to choose from.
Online Direct Invoicing/Billing - Massage therapists, physiotherapists and chiropractors may invoice claim payment service provider Green Shield Canada direct, avoiding any out of pocket expenses.
Pay-Direct Drug/Dental Card - all insured persons will receive this automatic payment card, which is like a credit card that insured persons can use for their drugs and dental services, to prevent having to pay up front and then applying for reimbursement. Insureds are required merely to pay the amount of any deductible or co-insurance at the time of purchase/service.
MHA's Property Insurance Program
On March 1, 2004, Manitoba Hotel Association launched a revolutionary new property insurance program for Manitoba hotels. The program is managed by Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions of Winnipeg. A target of 170 hotels was required; that target was surpassed with close to 200 hotels. The program includes participation from large and small properties throughout Manitoba. Immediately upon its inception, this program had the majority of Manitoba hotels, and more than 25% higher participation than the previous program.
The self-insurance model permits rebates to members after years with low claims. After Year 1 of the program, the fund retained over $1 million in surplus, that has either been paid to, or earmarked for, policyholders.
Behind the entire self-insurance structure is complete insurance protection from the largest insurer in Canada, who will pay for all claims over the annual, self-insurance fund.
For more information, or to join the insurance program, call Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions in Winnipeg at (204) 943-0331, or call the MHA office.
Our thanks go out to Art Elias and the staff at Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions for helping us build this program for the Manitoba hotel industry, and to all the hotels who made the decision to join the program.
Download the introductory brochure about the program.
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Exclusive Credit and Debit Processing Rates with First Data
Money-Saving Credit Card Processing!
The Manitoba Hotel Association and First Data Have Come Together to Bring You a Great Rate for Credit Card Processing.
A leader in the payments industry, First Data provides unsurpassed reliability, security and speed of service.
Members enjoy numerous benefits, including:
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Visa 1.55%, MasterCard 1.60% and Debit $0.05/Transaction
Additional services, including TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance®, gift cards, wireless terminals and more are available from First Data.
Take advantage of this opportunity available only to members.
Call David Lesey at (204) 960-3682 or email@example.com to request a statement analysis. Start saving money and building your business now.
MHA Telecom Benefits Program:
Long Distance for 2.5¢ & Much More!
In continued partnership with Canopco, MHA offers an exclusive rate of 2.5¢ per minute to members. Enjoy this rate on all direct dialled calls within North America 24/7 simply by joining the Canopco Long Distance program and receiving your invoice via email. This exclusive rate also applies to inbound toll free traffic. All members – properties of any size – qualify for this rate! It’s a simple add-on to your Operator Services program with no set up fees or change in dialing patterns. Canopco offers competitive international rates too including: India for just 6¢ per min and China for only 3¢ per min. Join the Canopco program today with no commitments, great savings, and convenient monthly e-billing.
As an MHA member you earn more commission and enjoy discounted rates with Canopco:
The hotel associations of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec are all participants in the Canopco Hospitality Long Distance Pool, which means your property can take advantage of great rates with no commitments resulting from the millions of minutes of long distance that we buy together as associations.
Canopco presents members with a unique Operator Service program that can generate new revenue for your property with no additional costs! Members will earn a 40% commission [on profit] from all collect calls, calls made by credit and calling cards, as well as calls charged to a third party number. The Operator Services program is free to join with Canopco covering all of the installation costs. The Small Hotel Program ensures that no matter your property size or PBX equipment, you too can earn new revenue. The program is seamless and transparent to hoteliers, staff, and guests. Canopco proudly serves over 360,000 rooms worldwide. Join us today!
Canopco provides a Prepaid Calling Card program where MHA members can earn a 30% commission on any cards sold. Canopco's Calling Cards are distributed un-activated, meaning no inventory risk or upfront costs to your property; upon sale, the card is activated via a secure toll free number by entering your unique authentication number. Guests can use their Prepaid Calling Card from any phone – land or mobile. Each month Canopco will invoice you for 70% of the face value of any cards activated that month – the difference is yours to keep! Cards are available in $5, $10, and $20 denominations with no minimum order needed. Featuring iconic Canadian imagery, Canopco Calling Cards make for a great souvenir! Canopco does not require any long term commitments – simply try the above programs and decide if they work for your property. Compare that with other providers that require multiyear commitments to guarantee your property the most competitive rates!
Canopco's suite of hospitality telecommunication services include: Wireless Internet, Guest Room Telephones, PBX systems, Energy Efficiency Solutions, and INNternet Kiosk solutions for lobbies and guest rooms.
Discover Canopco's complete product suite and enroll today by contacting your local Canopco Account Executive, Anthony Conte via phone 204.272.8712 or 866.717.3411 ext 712 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savings at RONA
Rona now has a MHA Catalogue based on your association needs! Please contact Lisa Abraham at 1-866-306-7662 ext. 6272 for the Catalogue and the custom quoted order sheet to take advantage of these savings! You can also view this catalogue by clicking here.
For immediate general maintenance and renovation needs, please contact Ryan Sapach at 204-995-9674 or email email@example.com. Feedback on the Catalogue is appreciated; Rona values your opinion to add key products they may have missed.
The Manitoba Hotel Association is proud to announce a new member savings program. The MHA has partnered with Staples Advantage Canada to offer our members discounts off regular list-priced catalogue items through Staples Advantage. This discount is only available to members of the MHA.
Staples Advantage is the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc; the world's largest supplier of office products, including office supplies, toner & technology products, janitorial & break room supplies, furniture, promotional goods and business print services. Staples' ease of use online ordering solutions, their dedicated account management service, along with their FREE next day delivery, will make your purchase decision EASY.
Watch for more information within the Programs & Services section of the website, or contact Ryan Kirkness at (204) 942-0671 or 1-888-859-9976 to sign up.
MLCC Atlas Ordering Website
Canadian Star Quality Accommodation Rating Program
The Manitoba Hotel Association is pleased to announce the new star rating program for accommodation properties in Manitoba – Canadian Star Quality Accommodation! Highlights of Canadian Star Quality Accommodation include:
Please click here to go to the Canadian Star Quality Accommodation website.
Questions – contact our office or contact Canadian Star Quality Accommodation at 1.888.612.2772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a star rated hotel with Canadian Star Quality Accommodation
Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Program
Increase your Occupancy Rate With Green Key, the Eco-Rating program from the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Green Key rates hotels on their environmental sustainability and recognizes them as destinations of choice for eco-conscious travellers. With the environment a top-of-mind issue for government, business and consumers, your Green Key rating will help increase occupancy and reduce operating costs. Learn about the benefits of becoming a Green Key-rated hotel and enroll today!
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MTEC - Serving It Safe Responsible Service and Safety Program
The Serving It Safe Responsible Service and Safety Program is intended for serving, security, and management in the hospitality industry.
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MTEC - SAFE Hospitality
SAFE Hospitality is an injury and illness prevention strategy administered by the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC).
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Manitoba's Designated Driver Program
Email us about Manitoba's Designated Driver program.
The "Designated Driver" awareness program aims to prevent accidents by curbing impaired driving. An extension of this program is the "It's Good Business" program, a mandatory alcohol awareness and education program for owners/operators and serving staff of licensed premises in Manitoba.
Manitoba Hotel Association was one of the lead organizations in developing and initiating both programs. The "Designated Driver" and "It's Good Business" programs are a partnership between Manitoba Hotel Association, MLCC, Manitoba Public Insurance, The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Brewers Association and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
When successfully implemented, the "Designated Driver" program for all licensed establishments puts the onus on a group of patrons to identify a person who will not drink any alcoholic beverage prior to or during an outing. The designated driver takes responsibility for ensuring that other members of the group arrive home safely. "Think and Drink" wristbands, tokens, and server badges can be purchased for a nominal charge through the MHA office.
Promotional signage can be obtained from the MLCC for free by calling (204) 474-5608.
Savings at HCareers.com
Hotel Association of Canada and the provincial hotel associations across Canada are pleased to present our partnership with HCareers, the only job board recommended by both the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association. HCareers is a leader in job seeker traffic, volume of jobs posted and customer service.
Click here for more information, or call Jim at (204) 942-0671 or 1-888-859-9976.
Annual General Meeting
The Association holds a 2-day annual convention in the fall. Members attend the convention to hear from government ministers, educational speakers and other valued individuals from the hospitality industry. In addition, the various social events throughout the convention provide members with the perfect mix of business and pleasure. The Association's Annual General Meeting also occurs at this time in which resolutions are passed pertaining to the Constitution and By-laws.
The MHA TradeShow is Manitoba's largest tradeshow for hotels, restaurants, bars and food services suppliers is held in conjunction with the annual convention.
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Briefs, Presentation and Lobbying
Research, preparation and presentation of briefs to all levels of government regarding changes to legislation, regulations, by-laws, etc. affecting our industry.
Continued liaison and dialogue with officials of the Liquor Control Commission, Manitoba Lotteries Corporation and members of Government.
MHA is the only high profile, respected and recognized association professionally qualified to represent one of Manitoba's most labour intensive industries - the Hotel Industry.
The Association sends newsletters on the last Thursday of every month to all members. Learn about important issues, new programs, new members, and information that is of interest to members.
If you wish to advertise on the monthly MHA newsletter, contact Ryan Kirkness at the MHA office at 1-888-859-9976.
The Association hosts our annual Golf Tournament each year. Social events provide a great opportunity to develop new relationships with other members, meet with Allied members (suppliers) and socialize in an informal setting.