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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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Alberta is for Travelers: Travel Alberta launches US Summer Campaign

“Alberta is for Travelers”. Travel isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. You’re always looking for new places to go and new things to experience. Your passport isn’t buried in some drawer or 5 years out of date. You’re ready to travel now. You aren’t just a tourist. You’re a... Read More »

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Emerging Trends: Family Travel, Smart Technology, and Traveler Preferences

As the thawing of the consumer travel freeze continues, several trends will be key in marketing to travelers. Here are a few areas the ATTA is monitoring for the second quarter of 2011 (by Nicole Petrak, ATTA Special Projects & Assistant Editor, AdventureTravelNews) MULTIGENERATIONAL TRAVEL – Keeping it in the... Read More »

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Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative - update

GRANDE PRAIRIE – The Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative, a partnership between federal, provincial and municipal governments in the Peace Country of Alberta, celebrated a major milestone on its path to creating a world-class dinosaur museum near Wembley, AB. On March 17, The Honourable Col. (Ret’d) Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor... 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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Tourism Economic Impact Study

Economic Impact Study of Tourism for Grande Prairie & Region - Results to be Released DATE: Thursday, March 31/2011 TIME: 9:30 am LOCATION: Centre 2000 Foyer Background Econometric Research Limited was commissioned to prepare an independent analysis of the importance and contributions of the tourism sector to the City, Region... Read More »

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Vulcan Tourism lining up the stars for Walk of Fame

Vulcan Tourism plans to create a Walk of Fame of Star Trek alumni in Vulcan. The Walk of Fame, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, would include about 20 Star Trek alumni, with their pictures and signatures being placed directly into the sidewalks, said tourism co-ordinator Catherine Pooley at... Read More »

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