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2015 Alto Ambassador Announced

When asked what feeds her passion for what she does, the newly awarded 2015 Alto Ambassador is very clear that it’s all about having happy staff and volunteers, and customers – in that order. “When you focus on the wellbeing of the people you work with and their sense of accomplishment,... Read More »

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Update on Electronic Travel Authoriation (eTA)

The eTA is a new entry requirement for air travellers from countries that currently DO NOT need a visa to visit Canada (excluding US citizens). As of August 1st, the eTA can be obtained online through a short questionnaire on the government's website and electronically linked to your passport number. Enrollment in eTA will be voluntary until... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Fort Edmonton Park Recipient of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

Johnny J Jones Junior acted as Master of Ceremonies this morning on location at his “hoitsy-toitsy, magnificent” Midway at Fort Edmonton Park, where he hosted a Funding Announcement for the Government of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Mr. Jones (aka Dana Andersen, Artistic Director) had the pleasurable task of introducing... Read More »

Fort Edmonton Park

Registration open for 2015 Travel Alberta Industry Conference

Save $100 on registration for the 15th annual Travel Alberta Industry Conference in Banff, October 25-27, 2015. Early Bird deadline is September 25.   The Travel Alberta Industry Conference provides opportunities to network, learn, and celebrate individuals and organizations excelling in and enhancing our tourism industry, and is attended by more than... Read More »

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May 2015: Travel to Canada Continues to Surge Upward

Canada is definitely a hot commodity in the international tourism marketplace. In May 2015, more than 1.5 million international travellers made our country their destination of choice, up 8% on the previous year. Indeed, that total was the highest number of international visitors to Canada in May since 2002, according... Read More »

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