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MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017, a Canada 150 project funded by Canadian Heritage, the Government of Quebec and the Ville de Gatineau, will be held from July 1st to October 15, 2017 in Jacques Cartier Park, a National Capital Commission park, partner of the project. The project, under the leadership of Mosaïcultures Internationales... Read More »
Federal Budget 2017 TIAC has put together the following list of industry relevant items from the federal budget released on March 22nd. For more details on any of these items, please follow this link to our website. Marketing: $37.5 million allocated to permanent funding to Destination Canada (raising overall... Read More »
Travel Alberta once again made the list of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers, recognized as an exceptional place to work. “This distinction is important because it recognizes the impactful work done on behalf of our team and of Albertans across the province to further foster the visitor economy. Our brand is more... Read More »
Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting way to get more involved in the tourism community? Canada's largest tourism marketplace is coming to Calgary and up to 150 super hosts are needed to welcome the world to our great city. Tourism Calgary in partnership with Travel Alberta will be... Read More »
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) applauds today's budget pledge to provide significant support to help bolster marketing efforts for the Canadian tourism industry. "The Tourism Industry Association of Canada is pleased that tourism marketing continues to be a priority in this year's federal budget. Making permanent the $37.5 million... Read More »
Creating good jobs and a diversified economy are key themes of the 2017 provincial budget, and the growth of Alberta’s tourism sector remains a critical contributor to diversification. Provincial investment in the tourism industry remains among the highest in the country as we continue to grow Alberta as a premier destination... Read More »
Register now to attend a free workshop in Red Deer on March 30, just prior to the Tourism Red Deer AGM. Building Your Business Through the Travel Trade is an information session developed to introduce you to what’s essential in becoming export-ready and the value and benefits of working with... Read More »
On Saturday, March 25 Edmonton Food Tours (a division of Alberta Food Tours, Inc.) launches its new Strathcona Feast tour. Starting at El Cortez Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar with Mexican style brunch, the tour heads to the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market where guests will have tastings at 10 market... Read More »
What's Happening? Due to high avalanche hazard, the following extended road closures are currently in effect: The Icefields Parkway (93N) from Niblock gate to Saskatchewan Crossing. The estimated time of re-opening is currently afternoon Sunday, March 19, with moderate confidence. The Icefields... Read More »
Budget 2017 is focused on creating good jobs, making life more affordable for Albertans and protecting the programs and services families count on. Budget 2017 puts Albertans to work building long-overdue schools, hospitals, highways and bridges, while reducing the growth of government spending and maintaining a responsible plan to bring down... Read More »