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Destination Canada Releases 2015 Annual Report

Destination Canada’s 2015 Annual Report: Ambitious Together puts the spotlight on a banner year for the Canadian tourism industry with the rise in international arrivals to Canada almost doubling the world average. Proving the value of a collaborative approach to tourism marketing, Destination Canada and our partners experienced far greater... Read More »

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Visa Processing Improvements Yield Results for Tourism but More Progress Needed to Boost Competitiveness: TIAC Report

Today the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) released the Gateway to Growth: 2016 Visitor Visa Progress Report. This report examines recent progress made in the Canadian visitor visa system and ongoing challenges that visa documentation requirements create for the tourism industry. The fourth edition of this annual progress report... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

New Campaign GRABS Summer Travellers

The 15 weeks of Alberta summer have just begun and they’ll be gone before you know it. Don’t waste a moment – try something new, be a tourist in your own province, and bring family and friends along for the adventure. That’s the message driving Travel Alberta’s new regional marketing... Read More »

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Fort McMurray Fire and Travelling in Alberta

The devastating fires in Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have attracted worldwide attention. Our thoughts and support remain with all of those affected by this crisis, the emergency responders and our fellow Albertans who have opened their hearts and homes to their neighbours. The impacted areas are... Read More »

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Glacier Skywalk Wins a Governor General's Medal in Architecture

Congratulations to Brewster Travel Canada for this achievement! Brewster's Glacier Skywalk and its lead design architect Jeremy Sturgess, FRAIC, has been named recipient of a Governor General's Medal for Architecture. The amazing structure of walkways and glass bottomed platforms provides visitors with the unique experience of standing above a 980 ft drop... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada