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Calgary Stampede invites young performers to "Chase the Spotlight"

WHAT: Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede apprentice and senior auditions WHEN: Monday, May 30 at 4 p.m. (Senior Male & Female Singers) Monday, June 6 at 4 p.m. (Apprentice Male & Female Singers) Wednesday, June 8 at 4 p.m. (Apprentice Female Dancers) Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. (Senior... Read More »

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Join us at the 49th Annual Calgary White Hat Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the 49th Annual Calgary White Hat Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. This exciting Awards Gala is one of the tourism industry’s most celebrated and talked about events, where we announce the finalists and winners in 20 customer service categories and 7 honorary... Read More »

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Lac La Biche Festival of Speed campaign along with Alberta Beach Bum Campaign wins marketing awards

The Community Futures office in Lac La Biche won 2 major marketing awards at the annual Alberta Economic Developers Association conference held in Kananaskis April 7th. Jane Palmer, general manager of Community Futures office in Lac La Biche was present to accept the awards and was elated about the recognition... Read More »

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Alto Ambassador Nomination

The Alto Ambassador Award, selected by the Alto Committee, and endorsed by the Strategic Tourism Marketing Council, recognizes an exceptional Albertan who has made an outstanding contribution to the provincial tourism industry. This individual is a role model who has consistently demonstrated leadership throughout his or her career. The 2011... Read More »

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Japan Update

Travel Alberta continues to work with the CTC, other provincial marketing organizations and our Japanese partners to assess the impact on the March 10 earthquake and tsunami crisis on future outbound travel to Canada and Alberta. Air Canada has chosen to reduce the frequency of their Narita-Calgary flight to three... Read More »

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Rural Tourism Champions honoured

The Growing Rural Tourism Conference has named Aspen Crossing of Mossleigh, Alberta as the recipient of the fourth annual Rural Tourism Champion Award. As well, Liz Taylor, recently named Executive Director of Tourism Red Deer and formerly Managing Director of Travel Alberta’s regional marketing unit, was honoured with the first time... Read More »

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Travel Alberta Edmonton office now open for business

Travel Alberta is pleased to announce the opening of its first permanent Edmonton office today.  “Today marks a very significant milestone for Travel Alberta, the opening of our first permanent Edmonton office and welcoming 11 new members to our team from Travel Alberta Regional,” said Brue Okabe, Chief Executive Officer.  “We... Read More »

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Travel Alberta Selects New Marketing Agency

Travel Alberta has selected Venture Communications of Calgary as its new lead marketing agency for domestic and long haul North American markets. Venture was chosen following an extensive review of multiple agencies responding to a Request for Proposal to consolidate marketing services previously provided by Parcom Marketing of Edmonton and... Read More »

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3rd highest bid total of all time - GMC Rangeland Derby Canvas Auction

Confidence in Calgary’s economy has translated into the third highest bid total of all time for the GMC Rangeland Derby Canvas Auction. The annual auction took place Thursday evening in the Boyce Theatre on Stampede Park, with nearly 170 registered bidders looking to put their company logo on the side... Read More »

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Working with Receptive Tour Operators

The normal route for European or Asia Pacific tour operators booking Canadian product is to purchase it from a receptive operator, such as Anderson, Jonview, JAC, Discover Holidays, JTB (Japan) , Prime World Tours (Korea), CYTS (China) or Brewster. There may be some avenues with these sorts of companies that... Read More »

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