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Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) Drives Future Winter Visitation

Banff and Lake Louise welcomed more than 1200 tourism professionals and industry leaders from March 26 to April 1, for the 2017 Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS). Often referred to as the SXSW of ski tourism conferences, MTS is a global sales extravaganza with heavy reach and influence in the ski... Read More »

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GlobalFest 2017 Tickets On Sale

In honour of GlobalFest’s 15-year Anniversary and Canada’s 150, the annual summer Festival has added an additional night of programming, bringing the total to six magical evenings of multicultural activities and choreographed pyro-musical artistry! To celebrate our national pride and GlobalFest’s milestone, all of the presenting teams will be Canadian.... Read More »

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Alberta Indigenous Tourism Regional Forums 2017

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) is working in Alberta to create a provincial Aboriginal tourism organization lead by the Indigenous community. Tourism is an $8.3B industry in Alberta and creates more than 127,000 jobs in the province. ATAC will be hosting community forums across Alberta in May and June, 2017 to... Read More »

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Alberta Culture Days Funding Now Available

Spring has arrived in Alberta and that means planning for the largest three-day provincial celebration of arts, heritage, culture, and community has begun! Communities across the province are looking to the end of September and thinking about what they are going to do this year to share their culture with... Read More »

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Measurement Grounded in Strategy

Travel Alberta’s 2017-18 Corporate Scorecard is now available online. Measuring results of our long-term strategy is critical to future investment and activity for both Travel Alberta and our stakeholders. Travel Alberta uses corporate scorecard methodology to align our business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, measure organization... Read More »

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The Sky Show Must Go On

Reviving Northern Lights viewing tours in Fort McMurray spurred by a mix of determination, partnership and old-fashioned grit. For Northern Lights Outdoor Excursions Alberta (NLOEA), necessity really was the mother of invention. The Fort McMurray-based operator offers aurora borealis viewing and outdoor adventure packages in partnership with three local Atlific hotels —... Read More »

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Alberta “Rendez-vous” with the world

Alberta is set to host a number of key national and international tourism industry events this year expected to drive visitation for years to come. One of the banner events is Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) taking place in Calgary May 9-12, 2017. The invitation-only event, exclusive to export-ready tourism experience sellers, select... Read More »

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Calgary Zoo’s Panda Pad Taking Shape

Panda-lovers take heart. Work on the new Panda Passage habitat at the Calgary Zoo is in full swing with crews on schedule for the 2018 arrival of its charismatic residents. Crews have so far completed the installation of underground utility lines to service the new facility. Demolition of outbuildings and... Read More »

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Host the 2018 Canada's West Marketplace

Travel Alberta and Destination BC are in the process of determining the 2018 location for Canada's West Marketplace (CWM), set to take place in Alberta. Check out the following criteria to see if your venue is appropriate, and submit an Request for Proposal (RFP) by May 31, 2017.  ... Read More »

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Strategic Partnerships Open Greater Access for Chinese Travellers to Reach Alberta

Travel Alberta signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hainan Airlines and with Ctrip as part of a China mission - led by Premier Rachel Notley - and in partnership with Tourism Calgary, Edmonton Tourism, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. The partnerships open greater access for Chinese leisure and... Read More »

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