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Chiefs representing the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and Senior Representatives of Fort Edmonton Park gathered this morning to officially sign-off on a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation that marks the beginning of a new approach to the portrayal of First Nations people's history in the Park. Mayor Don Iveson... Read More »
World Waterpark guests who crave adventure now have another way to get their adrenaline rush. Tsunami, the indoor waterpark’s newest feature, provides thrill seekers with the opportunity to surf an endless wave. Tsunami is a FlowRider Double, a sheet wave attraction that enables people to ride waves using either a bodyboard... Read More »
Expects to Become Largest Full Service Hotelier in Canada. Continuing its rapid global expansion, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today it has signed definitive agreements to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts® brand and management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management... Read More »
Increasing visitors from overseas markets counterbalanced by a deceleration in visitors from the U.S.
Sixth consecutive month of double-digit growth from CTC’s overseas markets was offset by slowdown in US visitors, according to new CTC Tourism Snapshot. November 2014 was a see-saw month for the Canadian travel industry. The continuing positive results from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s overseas markets, which registered a 10% rise... Read More »
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