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Alberta SouthWest videographer starts interviewing “people on the street” July 18

Videographer looking for stories and opinions on what makes Alberta SouthWest the greatest place to live and visit!   Alberta SouthWest is sending a videographer to communities in AlbertaSW over the next three weeks to speak with people on the street about what makes Alberta SouthWest the greatest place to live, work... Read More »

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Tourism Works for Alberta

The economic impact of tourism in Alberta, as well as the six Tourism Destination Regions in the province, is outlined in a new series of publications published by Tourism Parks and Recreation and can be found at https://content.travelalberta.com/Markets/Research.aspx Based on 2009 Statistics Canada data, the most recent available, the net economic... Read More »

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Signature Experiences Collection: application deadline extended!

Due to overwhelming interest, we’ve moved the deadline back by a month to July 31 for Canadian businesses to apply to become part of a collection of tourism experiences to showcase Canada to the world.  read more Read More »

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Industry.TravelAlberta.com Temporary Maintenance Outage

Please be advised that Industry.TravelAlberta.com will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 from 4pm to 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Read More »

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Calgary Stampede Caravan Breakfasts

Once again, the Calgary Stampede Caravan Committee will be hard at work searing all beef sausages and flippin’ flapjacks around town beginning Saturday, July 9.    The Caravan Breakfasts are held from July 9 – 16, 9 – 11 a.m. at various malls in and around Calgary.  Come for the food... Read More »

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Alberta's minimum wage to increase in September

Differential rate for liquor servers and new formula for future increases The earnings of 20,000 Albertans will rise September 1 when the province increases minimum wage and introduces a new wage for liquor servers. The general minimum wage will rise from $8.80 per hour to $9.40 per hour.  A new minimum... Read More »

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Experience the Wonder…in the Countryside!

What is the Edmonton’s Countryside Recommended Experience Business Program?   ”It is a customized year-long quality program for Edmonton’s Countryside rural-based accommodations, adventure, on farm events, artisans and attractions. The program is for existing businesses and takes approximately 12 months to complete.  Once all program components are successfully completed a business... Read More »

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Edmonton Specialist Receptive Tour Operator Creates New Group Sightseeing & Activity Programs

Urban Insight, an Edmonton based, Alberta specialist Receptive Tour Operator is excited to announce the launch of their new Edmonton based group sightseeing & activity programs!  With the new innovative programs, Urban Insight hopes to entice groups to extend their stay in the Capital city and to avail of the number... Read More »

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Canada Day in London ,England!

On Friday, July 1st more than 50,000 people will gather in London’s Trafalgar Square for what has become the biggest Canada Day celebration to be held outside Canada’s borders. As a partner in the 2011 Canada Day in London event, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre will ensure that Calgary, Alberta... Read More »

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China Southern Airlines welcomed at Canada's Asia Pacific Gateway

Canadian Tourism Commission projects new air service will generate up to $72 million a year for Canada. The inaugural flight of non-stop service between Canada and China's most populous province, Guangdong, touched down in Vancouver today, widening the gate to a lucrative tourism market. As of today, China Southern Airlines, Asia's premier... Read More »

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