Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing organization for the Government of Alberta that is governed by the Travel Alberta Act and a Board of Directors accountable to the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
To be the pre-eminent tourism marketing organization in Canada.
Grow tourism revenues with compelling invitations to experience Alberta.
The principles that guide how we work are:
The values on how we will conduct business are:
- Excellence drives everything we do
- We embrace teamwork
- We foster innovation
- We plan for and are accountable for results
Created on April 1, 2009 by authority of the Travel Alberta Act, Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing agency of the Government of Alberta. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Government of Alberta and is subject to the provisions of the Public Agencies Governance Framework.
Info@TravelAlberta.com for general questions and inquiries about Travel Alberta's framework.
Travel Alberta Chief Executive Officer Bruce Okabe shares his
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Tourism in Alberta
Tourism is good for our economy; it's a $7.8 billion industry in Alberta that supports 19,000 tourism businesses and employs more than
139,000 Albertans. Tourism revenue is a key economic driver for this province and contributes to the well-being of all Albertans.
To grow tourism revenues $10.3 billion by 2020 by directing our brand at high-potential markets. We will lead with authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes that drive visitation throughout the province.
In accordance with the Travel Alberta Act (section 3), the mandate of Travel Alberta is to:Market the tourism assets, attractions and opportunities present in Alberta in domestic, national and international markets; Promote Alberta as a destination for tourists; Assist Alberta's tourism industry operators to market their products; and Exercise or perform any other powers, duties and functions authorized by regulation.
Travel Alberta receives annual funding from the proceeds of the four per cent Tourism Levy, collected by hotels, lodges and other fixed roof accommodation in Alberta. The Levy is remitted to the Government of Alberta under the Alberta Tourism Levy Act.
Travel Alberta’s allocation from the Tourism Levy is 70 per cent with the remaining 30 percent retained by the Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation for product development, air access, research, visitor information and contact centre management, and other asset initiatives.
The Levy collected in 2012-2013 will be used to fund tourism initiatives in 2014-2015. Travel Alberta funding for 2013-2014 is expected to be $50.5 million based on Tourism Levy revenues collected during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.