Menu
Travel Alberta

2017 Alto Award Winners

Alto Ambassador Award

Robin Cumine, APX Hotel Group's

Ambassador

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Robin Cumine, Vice President of Operations, APX Hotel Group's
Steve Warme, Marketing Manager, Calgary Airport Authority (award sponsor)

2017 Alto Award Winners

Alberta Pride

Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose

Alberta Pride

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Chris Melnychuk, Event Manager, Big Valley Jamboree
Heather Hamilton, Regional Director of Sales, Pomeroy Lodging (award sponsor)

Finalists: Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh; Banff Sunshine Village, Banff
Marketing Excellence (Up to $10,000)

Fantasyland Hotel Flash Sale, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton

Fantasyland Hotel Flash Sale
Marketing up to 10k

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Colleen Terlecki, General Manager, West Edmonton Mall
Tanya Kroeker, Managing Director, ATB Financial (award sponsor)

Finalists: Sippin' Alberta Craft Beverage Trail, Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance, Calgary; Things To Do In Okotoks!, Town of Okotoks, Okotoks
Marketing Excellence ($10,000-$50,000)

#CaptureCalgary, Edmonton Tourism

#CaptureCalgary
Marketing 10 - 15k

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Chris Foster, Edmonton Tourism
Dan Desantis, Chair, Calgary Hotel Association (award sponsor)

Finalists: Canadian Badlands Tourism Ambassador Program, Canadian Badlands Tourism, Drumheller; We've Got Your Number, Town of Okotoks
Marketing Excellence (Over $50,000)

Marmot Escape Card, Ski Marmot Basin, Jasper

Marmot Escape Card
Marketing over 50k

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Brian Rode, Ski Marmot Basin, Jasper
Kirstin Brown, Manager of Regional Sales, Edmonton International Airport (award sponsor)

Finalists: Explore Sundre, Town of Sundre; Quebec Tourism Campaign, Conseil de Développement Économique de L'Alberta, Calgary
Marketing Partnership

Calgary Frontline Experience Pass, Tourism Calgary

Calgary Frontline Experience Pass
Marketing Partnership

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Shelley Zucht-Shorter, Vice President In-destination, Tourism Calgary
Perry Batke, Chairman, Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (award sponsor)

Finalists: Cool Little Towns, Regional Partnership; #Snowproud, Canada West Ski Areas Association
Outstanding Sustainable Tourism

St. Albert Farmer's Market, St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

St. Albert Farmer's Market
Sustainable

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Jennifer McCurdy and Agatha Grochowski, Farmer's Market Manager
Dave McDonough, Superintendent, Banff National Park (award sponsor)

Finalists: Fairmont Palliser, Calgary
Service Excellence

Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Service Excellence

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Vance Neudorf, Executive Director, The Canadian Badlands
Stuart Back, Vice President of Operations, Pursuit (award sponsor)

Finalists: Anderson Vacations, Calgary; Cornerstone Theater Weddings, Canmore
Tourism Event or Festival

Jasper Dark Sky Festival, Tourism Jasper

Jasper Dark Sky Festival
event or festival

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Myriam Bolduc, Tourism Jasper
Ryan Thompson, Mukwah Rafting Tours (Alto Committee)

Finalists: Badlands AMP Festival, The Badlands Ampitheatre, Drumheller; Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose
Tourism Media

Jody Robbins

A vacation 85 million years in the making: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Media

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Jody Robbins, Travel Writer
Brian Hodgson, Sergeant-at-Arms and Director of Visitor, Ceremonial and Security Services, Legislative Assembly (award sponsor)

Finalists: "How to Explore Ukrainian Culture in Edmonton", Jessica Festa; "Postcard Perfect Jasper", Mhairri Woodhall