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Tourism Calgary Launches New Mobile Kiosk to Support Visitors and Calgarians

Earlier this year, Tourism Calgary embarked on a new strategy to engage both visitors and Calgarians, with the goal of sharing details about all there is to do and experience in Calgary and the surrounding region. As part of that strategy, Tourism Calgary developed a program to pilot a mobile Wi-Fi-enabled kiosk and summer team that will be out at events and festivals, and in easily-accessible high-traffic areas, offering experience counselling to visitors and Calgarians.

“There are numerous reasons for Tourism Calgary to develop and deliver an innovative in-market engagement strategy; with 8 million annual visitors to Calgary, the opportunity exists to attract repeat and new visitors, and get them to do more, spend more, and stay longer,” says Cindy Ady, CEO Tourism Calgary. “That, in addition to helping Calgarians discover, or rediscover, all that our great city has to offer and to help them experience more of it. We want Calgarians to know that our team is here to help them plan their own Calgary and region summer excursions.”

Tourism brings an annual influx of $1.7 billion to Calgary’s economy. By providing accessible and real-time experience counselling and personalized recommendations, this program will benefit tourism industry partners including attractions, restaurants, accommodations, festivals and events, and ultimately, the visitor economy.

“This summer, we’re encouraging Calgarians to get out and explore all that our city has to offer, from our music and cultural scenes, to our great restaurants, award-winning festivals and events, and our internationally recognized attractions, Calgary is the place to be this summer,” says Ady. “Tourism Calgary is here to help you plan your adventures.”

The mobile WiFi-enabled kiosk, and a fixed location tent will be available for counselling visitors and Calgarians seven-days a week through the summer. Details of their locations can be found here: http://www.visitcalgary.com/visitor-information/visitor-services/mobile-kiosk.

For more information about Tourism Calgary:
Twitter: @TourismCalgary 
Facebook: TourismCalgary

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CASSANDRA McAULEY | Director, Corporate Communications & Strategy Development

200, 238 11 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 0X8
phone 403.750.2376 | cell 403.835.0711 | toll-free 1.800.661.1678
email cassandram@tourismcalgary.com
visitcalgary.com 


Tourism Calgary