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Busy year ahead for Athabasca Country Tourism

Athabasca Country Tourism coordinator Kathy Wright has a busy year ahead with plenty of opportunities to market and promote the region as a preferred tourist destination. In March alone, Kathy has three major out-of-town trade shows to attend; two in Edmonton and one in Calgary. “I’m definitely getting knowledgeable about... Read More »

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Ottawa pledges $5M to attract Stampede tourists

Canada's most famous rodeo could be roping in even more foreign tourists next year, as long as they're gunning to live large - and spend big - in Stampede city. The federal government pledged $5 million in Tuesday's budget to round up affluent international tourists to attend the Calgary Stampede's... Read More »

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Japan Update

On March 10th, Japan experienced the most powerful earthquake in Japanese history, affecting Northern Japan, including Tokyo, to great extent. The resulting tsunami, which also caused serious damage to nuclear reactors, has complicated the already serious situation in Japan which is a core tourism market for Alberta. Travel Alberta’s Market... Read More »

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Cochrane sees tourism membership growth

The Cochrane Tourism Association (CTA) which was formed in 2007, saw tourism membership grow at a recent AGM according to a recent article by Rachel Maclean in the Cochrane Eagle on March 15. CTA co-ordinator Hillary Richardson pointed to a membership drive that brought the volunteer base to 35 after... Read More »

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Calgarians asked to capture their WOW tourism moments

A pioneering tourism marketing campaign is set to turn Calgarians into ambassadors for the city and give the tourism a boost during a challenging economic time. Tourism Calgary is encouraging locals to share their greatest Calgary moments in an effort to attract more tourists to the city in the Capture... Read More »

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Time to book those key appointments for Rendez-vous Canada 2011

The countdown to Rendez-vous Canada 2011 is underway. The 35th iteration of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s premier international tourism marketplace takes place this year surrounded by the charms of Québec City from May 15 to 18. Buyers and sellers can now start making their appointments online to ensure that they... Read More »

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Alberta Tourism Market Monitor - February 2011

A monthly summary of the most recent tourism industry indicators available as follows: * Accommodation Indices * Air Passengers * Highway Traffic Count * National Park Attendance * Historic Sites and Museums * Employment * Direct International Entries into Canada and Alberta * Food Services and Drinking Places Go here... Read More »

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Theatrical production to boost Calgary economy

CALGARY - A theatrical production later this spring is expected to provide a boost to Calgary's economy. Cavalia, which rolls into town in late May, creates another specific event as a destination for people thinking of visiting the city. Randy Williams, president and chief executive of Tourism Calgary, said the... Read More »

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Rosebud Theatre celebrates 2011 season with opening of Rosebud Mercantile

Rosebud (March 10, 2011) – “The Rosebud Mercantile, our new 10,000 square foot dining, shopping and meeting/convention space expansion has been 10 years in the making,” says Rosebud Theatre’s Executive Director Bob Davis. “Everything will be ready in time for opening night of A Bright Particular Star, our first Rosebud... Read More »

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UNWTO Looks Ahead to the Decade of Travel and Tourism

The next ten years look set to be “the decade of travel and tourism”, says UNWTO Secretary-General opening the ITB Travel Trade Show (Berlin, Germany, 9-13 March) “The first decade of the twenty first century was a decade of extraordinary tourism growth, but also of severe shocks: a decade that... Read More »

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