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Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released the August statistics for Travel between Canada and other countries. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, made the following statement: "It's sometimes said that Canadians live for summer - and it would seem we are not alone!" "8.5-million tourists visited our country... Read More »
Albertans who have been through either of the province’s two major international airports have noticed the massive expansions over the last few years. All of that construction work is starting to pay off—especially in terms of international tourism. In August, Alberta received a total of 78,000 foreign visitors by air (seasonally adjusted),... Read More »
The importance of Alberta’s visitor economy can’t be understated. Tourism is an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and employs more than 127,000 people across every region of the province. Tourism is a core pillar of Alberta’s economy, and central to our government’s commitment to a diversified economy that... Read More »
Northlands in partnership with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is proud to announce that the 43rd Annual Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) will not be the last in Edmonton. The cowboys will hang their hats and rest their boots in city hotels for two more years. “Northlands has a rich history... Read More »
Get your bags packed, because the Travel Industry Conference (TAIC) is less than a week away. From Oct. 23-25, TAIC 2016 will provide more than 700 Alberta tourism industry partners with an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate individuals and organizations excelling in and enhancing our tourism industry together. Here’s four... Read More »
With German visitation to Alberta continuing to grow, Travel Alberta, Alberta DMOs and industry partners recently hosted the prestigious DER Touristik Campus Live event in Calgary and Banff. Held for the first time in North America, DER Touristik provided a unique chance to showcase Alberta to travel agents from one... Read More »
Icelandair continues to expand its global network with additional flights and increased capacity to and from North America. As part of the 2017 schedule, Icelandair will now offer up to double daily service from Washington-Dulles, daily service from Chicago and Edmonton, up to 9 flights a week from Denver and... Read More »
Statistics Canada recently released the highlights from the National Tourism Indicators for the second quarter of 2016 (April to June 2016). This edition highlights everything from stats on gross domestic product (GDP), total tourism expenditures in Canada, to tourism export expenditures, domestic tourism expenditures and overall tourism employment. Some highlights include: ... Read More »
This fall, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is offering new education opportunities in DMO Communications and its Sales Academy. CDME Courses on DMO Communications This November, DMAI will be offering three CDME courses on DMO Communications. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your professional knowledge, and take another step towards achieving the industry’s... Read More »
The 2016 Alto Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of exceptional individuals and organizations that enrich Alberta’s tourism industry and who by their action inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. This year, the Alto Awards announced 27 exceptional finalists who have all contributed to our... Read More »