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Don’t Forget Digital: TA Partners with Southern Alberta Circle Tours on winning #InstaFaceOff Campaign
If your organization is eager to amp-up digital marketing efforts to reach a broader audience, check out the first of our digital marketing success stories from the Cooperative Marketing Investment Program for inspiration from those who are walking the walk. Real results for Southern Alberta Circle Tours In 2016, Chinook Country... Read More »
Discovering Your Story so You Can be Found: Part One in the Quarterly Travel Alberta Storytelling Series
The timeless art of storytelling, and the feelings it evokes, has never been more important as travel businesses seek a deeper connection with potential visitors across the digital landscape. Travel Alberta has put together a new four-part series with tips on how to discover, tell, share and evaluate the stories behind... Read More »
Budget 2017 includes $25 million for the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program. The province launched the program in August 2016 to help small, Alberta-based brewers grow their businesses. A similar program for small distillers, wineries and meaderies is in the works. Meaderies produce a honey wine, known as mead. “Alberta farmers... Read More »
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that a project for a Francophone heritage, culture and tourism corridor has been approved to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canadian Heritage is supporting this project with funding of $2.4 million in 2016–18; the Réseau de développement économique et... Read More »
Highway paving and new water pipelines are part of nearly $20 million in infrastructure investment for the Castle Provincial Park and neighbouring communities. Six million dollars from Budget 2017 will go towards paving an 11-kilometre gravel section of Highway 774 within the newly established park. Another $9 million is earmarked to... Read More »
The Alberta government is helping Red Deer create jobs and diversify its local economy through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Four organizations in the Red Deer area will benefit from $248,250 in funding through the first CARES intake. Red Deer-South MLA Barb Miller, made the announcement today on... Read More »
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has been working diligently since the budget announcement to better understand the full impact of proposed changes to the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP), which gives tax rebates to non-resident travellers for certain activities. After consultation TIAC received a response from... Read More »
Spring has arrived, and every new season means new job postings! If you’ve got an exciting tourism related job opportunity, why not share it on Travel Alberta’s careers page? Did you know? Tourism supports more than 127,000 jobs across the province, from hospitality staff to marketers, historical interpreters to financial analysts. Our careers... Read More »
Small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in rural Alberta will have new support to start and grow their businesses through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. To help entrepreneurs turn their ideas for new products or services into a business, Community Futures Network of Alberta will receive $109,887 to support... Read More »
Federal Budget 2017 TIAC has put together the following list of industry relevant items from the federal budget released on March 22nd. For more details on any of these items, please follow this link to our website. Marketing: $37.5 million allocated to permanent funding to Destination Canada (raising overall... Read More »