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Celebrate Canada’s Tourism Week

Tourism Week in Canada, June 16 – 20, is a national initiative by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to highlight the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism. It aligns tourism organizations, businesses and other partners from across the country around a common vision: a tourism sector unencumbered by government policies and recognized for its contribution to the Canadian economy.

Get involved in Tourism Week! This is a great opportunity to kick-off the peak summer season in Alberta and showcase the diverse range of authentic experiences that our province has to offer. 

Tourism revenue is a key economic driver in Alberta and contributes to the well-being of all Albertans. Alberta's Tourism Framework was developed by the Alberta government and Travel Alberta following extensive discussion with people involved in the tourism industry. This Framework aligns Alberta’s efforts—across government and industry—to market and develop authentic tourism experiences. For information on Alberta’s Tourism Framework, please visit the website of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation at tpr.alberta.ca.

Ideas for celebrating Tourism Week:

  • Organize or participate in a special event featuring local attractions, tourism leaders, travel workers and industry supporters. Invite your local media, elected officials and the general public to show them directly what tourism means to our province and our communities. Tourism engages people in every community and encourages community pride and development.  
  • Follow the Tourism Association of Canada's Twitter page @TIAC_AITC. Updates will be provided on Tourism Week in Canada, including industry facts and figures for you to re-tweet to your followers. Make sure to use the hashtags #tiac and #tourismweek when you tweet to increase visibility. 
  • Join the conversation about tourism in Alberta on Travel Alberta’s Twitter page and Facebook page. Make sure to use the hashtag #explorealberta when you tweet for increased visibility. Throughout the week, tweet and post about why tourism is important in your community. 
  • Post tourism-related facts and messages on your destination’s or company’s Facebook page and invite your fans to repost. 
  • Invite your Facebook fans to post a message on your Facebook wall explaining what travel means to them, their family and their community. Make sure to monitor what friends and fans that follow you are saying about Tourism Week and “Like” their comments or comment on their status. 
  • Post photos of your Tourism Week events on Twitter and Facebook and celebrate Tourism Champions in your community by posting their photos and stories. 
  • Liveblog: assign a live blogger to cover your special event. 
  • Find inspiration at travelalberta.com to plan your activities for Tourism Week, including places to go, things to do and exciting travel deals. For further inspiration, check out Alberta’s authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes on Travel Alberta’s YouTube channel
  • Communicate with decision-makers in your community to let them know how public policy impacts your business. Tourism Week is not just about showcasing the economic impact and social benefits of Canada’s tourism sector, but about issuing a call to action to decision-makers from across the country to bring attention to public policy challenges.

Click here For more information about Tourism Week in Canada.

For more information about Alberta’s tourism industry, please visit www.industry.travelalberta.com

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