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Banff to host AdventureELEVATE in 2018

The Adventure Travel Trade Association recently announced that the North American focused AdventureELEVATE event will be held in Banff National Park from March 13-15, 2018, hosted by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and Travel Alberta. AdventureELEVATE features inspiring and informative keynote speakers, activities and breakout sessions designed to equip travel... Read More »

Travel Alberta

Nominations now open for the Visitor Information Centres' AMMY Awards

The annual AMMY Awards recognize achievements of both individuals and organizations and their outstanding services in the areas of visitor services and individual excellence. Named for Alberta’s official gemstone, Ammolite – one of the rarest and most unique gemstones on earth – recipients of the AMMY Awards are as special... Read More »

Alberta Culture and Tourism

ATB BoostR Stage – Alberta’s Very Own

Picture this - it's a crisp October in Alberta, the leaves are changing, you're drinking a pumpkin spice latte and wearing a cozy knit sweater on a weekend adventure to Banff to learn about some up and coming entrepreneurs in Alberta. The air is crisp from the changing season but... Read More »

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Travel Alberta USA Business Development Announcement

Travel Alberta will expand the team responsible for Business Development activity in the United States. More specifically, the team responsible for Travel Trade and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events (MICE) relations in the US market. Effective immediately, Bart Donnelly, Director, Business Development, Europe and USA, will lead the USA Travel Trade... Read More »

Travel Alberta

BC wildfire update - as of August 3

Our thoughts are with the communities, first responders and tourism industry colleagues affected by the forest fires currently burning throughout British Columbia. We are committed to sharing any relevant information on our consumer and industry websites. Information and Resources  The fire does not directly threaten any communities at this time, however visitors... Read More »

Travel Alberta

New dinosaur named after Royal Tyrrell technician

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about a new dinosaur species that has been named after a technician at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: “The provincially owned and operated Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is once again capturing international attention for its latest research findings on... Read More »

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Open Farm Days: five years of rural bounty

Alberta Open Farm Days visitors have even more opportunities to harvest family fun and discover Alberta’s hidden gems on Aug. 19 and 20. A bumper crop of family-friendly fun activities awaits as farmers, ranchers and ag-tourism operators invite visitors to experience informative tours and culinary events that help highlight the importance... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Indigenous Tourism Webinar: Start your Business

Are you interested in starting a tourism business that showcases your Indigenous culture? Join us on August 18 to gain valuable insights from an industry success story and learn about the supports available to get you started. This webinar will feature established tourism entrepreneur Brenda Holder, owner of Mahikan Trails in... Read More »

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Which award do you deserve to win?

You’ve worked hard all year long. You’ve created unique and unforgettable tourism events and experiences, and crafted marketing campaigns to showcase the best of what Alberta has to offer. Now it’s time for you to celebrate and shout your story from the rooftop. Why not apply for an Alto award,... Read More »

Travel Alberta

It's a wrap! K-Days 2017 welcomed the Sunshine and the masses

Despite stormy weather the first few days, visitors flocked to K-Days, pushing the fair's attendance up more than 13,000 over 2016 to reach 816,250 attendees in 2017. “Mother Nature may have thrown us a curve ball the first weekend, but she came through for us this past week,” said Tim Reid,... Read More »

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