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Strategic Partnerships Open Greater Access for Chinese Travellers to Reach Alberta

Travel Alberta signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hainan Airlines and with Ctrip as part of a China mission - led by Premier Rachel Notley - and in partnership with Tourism Calgary, Edmonton Tourism, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. The partnerships open greater access for Chinese leisure and... Read More »

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Hotel Group Invests in Alberta as Canadian Rockies Tourism Grows to Billion-dollar Business

Falcon Crest Lodge announced today that it will be re-launching on May 15, 2017, after a $3 million refurbishment. Falcon Crest Lodge is part of a Rocky Mountain portfolio of luxury hotels operated by Clique Hotels and Resorts and located five minutes from Banff. The new renovations at Falcon Crest Lodge... Read More »

Falcon Crest Lodge

2017 Tourism Town Hall Webinar Registration Open

Register now for the 2017 Tourism Town Hall webinar hosted by Travel Alberta and the Tourism Division on May 29 at 11 a.m.  Together we celebrate the kick-off of National Tourism Week (May 29-June 2) with an interactive session is designed to provide insight on a broad range of travel and... Read More »

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Minister Chagger Announces Appointments to Destination Canada Board

Canada’s national tourism marketing agency welcomes eight new directors The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, today announced the appointment of eight experienced leaders from the tourism industry to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors.  Patricia Balsillie, Randy Garfield, Monique... Read More »

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Productive Start to Asia Mission

Premier Rachel Notley has made significant progress on Alberta-China relations during her first three days in China. Premier Notley signs an energy and environment cooperation agreement in China. During the first-ever China-Alberta Energy and Climate Change Roundtable held in Beijing on April 20, Premier Notley met with approximately 20 representatives from both... Read More »

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How to Write a Great Article for an ATIS Listing

The purpose of every article in ATIS is to tell a good story. A story that is interesting to your potential visitors. Articles are not advertisements, so be careful not to use “marketing speak,” no brochure copy and never include prices. Here are some helpful tips for you to reference... Read More »

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Deadline is Looming - Nominate Your Colleague for an ALTO Today

As Canadians we know our sports and entertainment heroes. But what about those in tourism? Who, exactly, is contributing to Alberta's fourth largest industry? Who's behind the controls – who's making a difference? The search and consequent celebration of those tourism "heroes" is what the Alto Awards program achieves. The Alto Ambassador... Read More »

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E-rase Your E-waste at the Calgary Zoo

To mark Earth Day on Saturday April 22, the Calgary Zoo is calling on all Calgarians to safely and securely recycle their unused electronics. Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is holding a free four-day drop off event to collect items no longer being used. “As a conservation... Read More »

Calgary Zoo

Going Wild for Wildlife Week

For almost 70 years, the week of April 10 has been the week that Canadians are encouraged to celebrate our wild species, to enjoy our country’s natural heritage and to rededicate ourselves to conservation and sustainable management. Alberta – which is home to almost 600 wild animal species as well as... Read More »

Alberta Environment and Parks

Not Your Grandfather’s Parks

Eighty-five years ago, a trip to an Alberta provincial park usually meant a boat ride, swim or picnic at one of six scenic sites. Today, visitors can camp, hike, mountain bike, canoe or just relax at about 280 provincial parks and recreation areas, while more experienced outdoor adventurers can explore... Read More »

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