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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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Hotel Group Invests in Alberta as Canadian Rockies Tourism Grows to Billion-dollar Business

Falcon Crest Lodge announced today that it will be re-launching on May 15, 2017, after a $3 million refurbishment. Falcon Crest Lodge is part of a Rocky Mountain portfolio of luxury hotels operated by Clique Hotels and Resorts and located five minutes from Banff. The new renovations at Falcon Crest Lodge... Read More »

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2017 Tourism Town Hall Webinar Registration Open

Register now for the 2017 Tourism Town Hall webinar hosted by Travel Alberta and the Tourism Division on May 29 at 11 a.m.  Together we celebrate the kick-off of National Tourism Week (May 29-June 2) with an interactive session is designed to provide insight on a broad range of travel and... Read More »

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Minister Chagger Announces Appointments to Destination Canada Board

Canada’s national tourism marketing agency welcomes eight new directors 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 eight experienced leaders from the tourism industry to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors.  Patricia Balsillie, Randy Garfield, Monique... Read More »

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