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Recreational planning, conservation efforts and habitat protection were all discussed in stakeholder meetings held March 8 in the Crowsnest Pass area. The meetings were part of the new Southern Alberta Recreation Management Planning Process announced on March 1. The process involves public information sessions and stakeholder meetings to examine wider conservation... Read More »
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is excited by new Statistics Canada numbers showing that Canada welcomed almost 20 million inbound visitors in 2016, a 14 year high. In 2015, TIAC set a five year industry goal to bring in 20 million visitors by 2020. Seeing this much progress... Read More »
Attention all outstanding tourism businesses, events and individuals! The Canadian Tourism Awards (CTA), presented by the Toronto Star, have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences. Being a CTA finalist is great way to boost recognition... Read More »
The Alberta government is helping Alberta’s women entrepreneurs expand and grow their businesses through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) will receive $101,863 in funding through the CARES program for PeerSpark – a program that brings together like-minded women entrepreneurs to explore opportunities for accelerated... Read More »
Interested in showcasing your community? Alberta Culture and Tourism would like to invite interested Alberta Visitor Information Providers (AVIP) the opportunity to host the 2017 AVIP Conference in their community. The AVIP Conference is generally held in mid-to-late September. Recent conferences were held in Spruce Grove in 2016, Lethbridge in 2015,... Read More »
An exclusive partnership between Travel Alberta and Expedia, one of the largest online travel agencies (OTA) in North America, makes Alberta the first and only Canadian destination to create a cobranded campaign with the potential to grow far-reaching revenue-generating opportunities. One such opportunity is access to important winter tourism target... Read More »
Starting in April, Travel Alberta is featuring a series of successful digital marketing campaigns rolled out by Alberta operators in partnership with the Travel Alberta Cooperative Marketing Investment Program. These examples highlight businesses working with Travel Alberta that successfully adapted their marketing efforts to the digital space in order to... Read More »
Alberta’s appeal as an all-season travel destination is on display this year at a time when all eyes are already on Canada as we celebrate our 150th birthday. Many of the world’s most influential travel trade, meetings and incentives, and tourism forums from the U.S., Australia and Europe are scheduled... Read More »
The iconic 1975 Top Fuel Dragster known as “Wheeler Dealer” has come home to Alberta to permanently join the fleet of historic vehicles at Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The Government of Alberta is proud to accept the donation of “Wheeler Dealer” to its collection as a significant piece of national heritage. The dragster... Read More »
Alberta is riding the wave of younger South Korean travellers who are taking advantage of strong economic conditions to spend on travel adventures. Blogs and TV Shows Drive Travel Decisions Alberta is benefiting from South Korea’s YOLO (you only live once) trend, scooping up growing numbers of young and middle-age travellers who... Read More »