Hospitality Insurance – Nova Scotia

Whether you own the local neighbourhood pub, a bed and breakfast, the local tourism company, or a longstanding fine dining restaurant chain, you’ve worked hard to build your business. It’s important to ensure you’re covered to protect it from events that can take a real bite out of your business. Let our experts ensure you have the right coverage for your business!

As your local insurance experts for over 40 years, we know that each business in the hospitality industry in Saskatchewan is unique in its own way. From one of the many unique cuisine options in downtown Halifax, bed and breakfasts along the coast with scenic ocean views, and tour companies that bring you close to the ocean wildlife, and every other hospitality business in between, we’ve got you covered. With all it has to offer, it’s not hard to understand why so many people decide to set up shop in Nova Scotia.

We understand it’s vital to protect what’s most important to you and your business. Our expert insurance advisors are here to ensure you’re protected and provide peace of mind so you can focus on nurturing your business for the future.

Why Choose Westland?

We know that your business insurance needs to match your goals, your business and your budget. Our expert business insurance advisors get to know you and your business, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs. We’ll work with you to build a risk management solution, ensuring coverages line up with your business needs.

Insurance can be complex sometimes. Let our expert insurance advisors do the heavy lifting! We’ll help you find a policy that you feel is the best fit and provides peace of mind. To learn more about the benefits of being a Westland client, Click here.

Hospitality Insurance Explained

Whether you’re offering an upscale dining experience with reservations months in advance or a bed and breakfast hosting guests and showcasing the beauty of your community, every hospitality business faces risks specific to the industry. To be in the hospitality industry, you inherently must be willing to take risks. With the right insurance policy in place, we can ensure your risks are worth taking while covering those that could harm your business.

From serving food and drinks to hosting guests and ensuring the safety and experience of their stay, the unexpected can happen. Things like equipment breakdown, fire damage, food spoilage, and liability can all have a major impact on your business. These specific risks are unique to the industry, and our experts can help.

At Westland, we have a comprehensive hospitality package that has everything to keep your business covered, including:

  • Business Liability
    Liability is the financial responsibility of your business resulting from damage that’s caused to property or bodily injury of a third party. Whether your company has four employees or 400, every business runs the risk of causing damage or injury to others. Think of it as your business’s first line of defense. To learn more about liability insurance, click here.
  • Business Property
    Business property insurance provides business owners with protection for the most critical physical assets of their business and, in turn, peace of mind to keep their business running. The unexpected can happen, and business property coverage looks after protecting your assets if there’s a loss. To learn more about business property insurance, click here.
  • Business Interruption
    A vital element of business insurance is the timeline between a loss occurring and greeting clients back to your business. That’s where business interruption coverage comes into play. Your business’s downtime can be covered, so the financial impact of being closed isn’t detrimental to the company you’ve worked hard to build. To learn more about business interruption insurance, click here.
  • Crime and Employee Dishonesty
  • Money and Securities Coverage
  • Boiler and Machinery

Review Your Insurance and Get a Quote with Westland

Ready to discuss your insurance needs? Our expert advisors are here to review your current insurance policies, discuss your unique risks and operations, and find the perfect insurance policy for your business. Whether it’s over email, the phone or in person we are ready to help! To get started on a quote now and see price estimates for your business coverage, click the button below. Our advisors will contact you right away and help navigate your risk management needs. Of course, we are always available to talk over the phone or in person. Check out our locations page to connect with an office closest to you!

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Claims Example

Hospitality claims can range from slip and falls, to food poisoning to equipment breakdown. For example, freezers or refrigerators that breakdown resulting in suspension of operations and potential spoilage of stock. The right hospitality insurance policy will help mitigate these risks and get you back to your normal as quickly as possible.

Our goal is to find the best coverage for your business so you can focus on what’s important. To learn more about being a Westland client, click here.

10 Nova Scotia Business Facts

  1. With all the surrounding beauty, the tourism industry is a large sector in Nova Scotia. In fact, more than 1.2 million visitors were welcomed in 2019.
  2. When you think of the East Coast, what comes to mind? Lobster fishing of course! The commercial fishing industry is a cornerstone of the province with exports of lobster totalling $570 million in 2014.
  3. With 75% of Nova Scotia covered with Acadian forest, the forestry industry is an economic anchor in the province. It attributed to over $2.1 billion in economic impact as well as 11,500 jobs.
  4. Downtown Halifax is the heart of Atlantic Canada’s big city. It features more than 400 retailers, restaurants, pubs and services.
  5. A popular attraction for visitors and residents alike is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Located in downtown Halifax, it’s the oldest maritime museum in Canada and features over 30,000 artifacts.
  6. Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector is heavily focused on dairy and poultry. Dairy production exceeds 206 million litres of milk as well as over 17 million dozen eggs annually.
  7. Halifax nurtures a large IT, gaming and digital media sector. Video game production has a home in Nova Scotia for companies such as Ubisoft Halifax, RedMeat Games and Silverback Games!
  8. With its location along the east coast, ocean technology is prominent in Nova Scotia. Technology includes acoustics, instrumentation and sensors in addition to ocean observation and defence and security.
  9. Nova Scotia is also known as the global gateway to the world, leading to a sophisticated transportation and logistics industry. By utilizing sea, rail, air and road Halifax is known as the transload hub when it comes to imports destined for central Canada and the US.
  10. With all of the fresh seafood, the restaurant industry in Nova Scotia features some of the best dishes. There are over 1,700 businesses employing over 30,000 employees across the province. Although not seafood, the official food of Halifax is the donair.
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