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2016 Saw the Second Highest Number of Arrivals in Canadian History: Tourism Snapshot

The Tourism Snapshot provides a monthly and year-to-date update on key Destination Canada market visits to and from Canada, performance of competitors, and other tourism related statistics. Supporting statistical tables may also be viewed on our website at: Tourism in Canada Intelligence Key highlights from the December 2016 edition: ... Read More »

Destination Canada

What are ATIS Events and Offers?

ATIS offers a variety of content types that are available for you to promote your business. The more relevant, enticing content you produce, the greater the potential for increased exposure for your business through Travel Alberta’s web and marketing channels. Each content type presents a unique opportunity to support the consumer... Read More »

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Cultivating Relationships: Northlands and Agri-Trade announce

Alberta was built by the steady hand of our agricultural pioneers. For the past 43 years, Northlands has provided cornerstone agricultural programming with Farmfair International. In 2016, this signature program attracted more than 95,000 guests, including international visitors   and qualified international buyers from 12 countries. “Northlands is proud to partner... Read More »

Northlands

Canmore Cave Tours Explores New Markets

Strapping on knee pads and headlamps and squeezing through the dark passages of a “wild” cave might seem like a niche tourism experience with limited potential for growth. But in the three years since he took over ownership of Canmore Cave Tours, Adam Walker has increased visitation by almost 70 per... Read More »

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Family Day 2017 Broke Last Year’s Attendance Records

Thousands of visitors poured into provincial historic sites, museums and archives this past Family Day to experience the history of Alberta. More than 14,300 people celebrated their Family Day long weekend at provincial heritage facilities. That number is up almost 35 per cent from last year’s Family Day weekend attendance. In honour... Read More »

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Alberta Back to Growth in 2017

There’s no denying that the last couple of years have been difficult for Albertans and the provincial economy. But in 2017, it is expected to get better. Today, ATB Financial is releasing its latest Alberta Economic Outlook, providing insight into what may happen in the months ahead.    To start, there has been... Read More »

ATB Financial

Public Input Sought for Castle Parks Area Planning

Albertans will have new opportunities to learn about the future of conservation and recreation uses for the Castle parks area. The province will hold a series of public information sessions and stakeholder meetings beginning March 8 and continuing in the coming months. Sessions will examine wider conservation and land use issues in... Read More »

Nominate a Colleague for the 2017 Alto Ambassador Award

As Canadians we know our sports and entertainment heroes. But what about those in tourism? Who, exactly, is contributing to Alberta's fourth largest industry? Who's behind the controls – who's making a difference? The search and consequent celebration of those tourism "heroes" is what the Alto Awards program achieves. The Alto Ambassador... Read More »

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Viad Corp Unveils Umbrella Brand for its Travel & Recreation Group

Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) today introduced an umbrella brand, Pursuit, for its unique collection of iconic experiences. The Pursuit brand supports Viad’s strategy to grow its high-margin Travel & Recreation Group through Refresh, Build, Buy initiatives. Steve Moster, Viad's president and chief executive officer, said "We have successfully grown our portfolio... Read More »

Pursuit

Canada’s National Tourism Marketing Organization welcomes New Board Leader Ben Cowan-Dewar.

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, today announced the appointment of Ben Cowan-Dewar as chairperson of the Board of Directors of Destination Canada, effective February 22, 2017. The search for the new chairperson was done under... Read More »

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