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Tumblr/Yahoo Winterlust campaign captures social media advocates

Travel Alberta’s unique marketing campaign using Tumblr and Yahoo to encourage users to “Winterlust” has paid off with huge reach into the USA and substantial growth in social media followers.  These followers, who widely share their authentic stories of Alberta through photos, experiences and videos, are among the province’s most effective... Read More »

Travel Alberta

Calgary to host the 2016 Juno Awards

The JUNO Awards “road trip” is saddled up and heading west as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and broadcast partner CTV announced today that Calgary will host THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS and JUNO Week celebrations, March 28-April 3. The 45th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast... Read More »

Tourism Calgary

Right-hand rail Facebook ads target regional travellers

Leverage your marketing dollars by participating in this opportunity with Travel Alberta. Right-hand rail Facebook ads place your business on one of the most visited websites on the internet. Geographically targeted to a regional audience in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the ad placements receive a minimum of 500 clicks per month and... Read More »

Travel Alberta

Canada’s West Marketplace Scholarship Program

Attracting more than 120 international tour operators and wholesalers from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Canada's West Marketplace is the most effective way for Alberta tourism suppliers to present their products, experiences and services to tourism buyers from around the world. The Canada's West Marketplace Scholarship Program is designed... Read More »

Travel Alberta

Edmonton’s Metterra Hotel Is Now the Largest in Canada to Be 100 Per Cent Bullfrogpowered With Green Electricity

Today Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Metterra, an Edmonton lifestyle hotel, are announcing that Metterra Hotel on Whyte is now the largest hotel in Canada to have its entire premises bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent clean, pollution-free electricity. “Metterra on Whyte is proving itself as a green energy leader... Read More »

Edmonton Tourism