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CALGARY, March 7 - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) annual meeting later this month in Calgary will provide an opportunity for the city to showcase investment potential to other countries as well as having a direct economic impact according to a recent article by Mario Toneguzzi in the Calgary Herald... Read More »
Aspen Crossing won First Place in SouthGrow’s Excellence in Business Award Many prairie towns manage to reinvent themselves by building prosperous subdivisions or by attracting major industries. Mossleigh hitched its future to a railway dining car. Aspen Crossing, comprising a railway dining car, greenhouse and campground, since 2004, has been... Read More »
There is room to grow in the Hinton tourism industry and there are people looking to get involved according to an article by Rhys Kelso in the Hinton Parklander on February 28. As a result Community Futures West Yellowhead, the Grande Alberta Economic Region (GAER) and the Town of Hinton... Read More »
It was the first time Debbie Reid had ever held a $300,000 cheque – and she gave it away according to a recent article by Josephine Lim in the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune on March 1. Reid, the president of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, presented the cheque to... Read More »
The Cochrane Tourism Association has been trying to find its footing for the past few years, but without more business and community involvement, the group isn't always sure what direction to take, according to a recent article by Brad Herron in the Cochrane Times on March 2. John Thomson, the past... Read More »
Edmonton - March 2, 2011 ... From March 8 to 11, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady will promote Alberta as a must-see destination at the International Tourism Bourse Berlin (ITB), a leading industry tradeshow and media marketplace attracting more than 180,000 travel trade delegates from more than 180... Read More »
If you are a local tourism operator and could use some help growing your business, Community Futures Wild Rose has an opportunity for you according to a recent article by Josh Chambers in the Strathmore Standard on March 1. The Tourism Futures Forum will be taking place on Tuesday, March 15... Read More »
Visitor info centre, Fort Edmonton Park voted favourites in Alberta Edmonton’s Gateway Park visitor information centre and Fort Edmonton Park scored top marks in RVwest magazine’s 2011 annual reader’s choice awards, to be released in its March/April issue. The information centre won platinum as Alberta’s favourite visitor information centre, and Fort Edmonton... Read More »
EDMONTON — The Alberta government is putting together a trail map for the area southwest of Edmonton and is asking for the public’s help according to a recent article by Journal staff in the Edmonton Journal on February 28. It is holding the first of three open houses on Monday... Read More »
When it comes to winter and hockey, Canada knows best. Despite frigid temperatures, Calgary’s hosting of the Heritage Classic is being hailed as the epitome of Canadian spirit according to a recent article by Jenna McMurray in the Calgary Sun on February 21. The main event — which resulted in... Read More »