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Top news stories of the week are collected and shared in our weekly Buzz industry e-newsletter. We also include various news stories from this page in our monthly Connections industry e-newsletter. 

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“For every job you see in tourism, there are hundreds you don’t”: Watch our Tourism Works Video

Tourism is a strong and dynamic $8.3 billion industry in Alberta, supporting over 19,000 businesses and over 127,000 jobs. Alberta is experiencing one of the toughest economic cycles in decades. During this challenging time, Alberta’s visitor economy continues to demonstrate that it is a core pillar of economic diversification and is... Read More »

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It’s Tourism Week in Canada: Why Does Tourism Matter in Your Community?

From May 29 to June 4, Tourism Week in Canada celebrates our country’s dynamic travel and tourism industry. Here in Alberta, tourism is a strong and dynamic $8 billion industry supporting over 19,000 businesses and over 127,000 jobs. Tell us, why does tourism matter in your community? Alberta’s visitor economy holds great... Read More »

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New Tutorial Available for Alto Award Submissions

Alberta boasts some pretty incredible tourism industry partners who deserve to be recognized by an Alto Award this year. Who are your tourism heroes in the province? It’s Tourism Week in Canada and a perfect time to nominate individuals, businesses or organizations in one of ten Alto Awards categories. To... Read More »

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Tourists flocked to Alberta from abroad in 2014

Almost 900,000 overseas visitors travelled to Alberta in 2014, up 17 per cent from the year before, according to new Statistics Canada figures. These overseas visitors spent more than $1 billion in the province, an increase of 22 per cent over 2013. In addition, visits from the United States increased... Read More »

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New Tutorial Available for Alto Award Submissions

Alberta boasts some pretty incredible tourism industry partners who deserve to be recognized by an Alto Award this year. Who are your tourism heroes in the province? It’s Tourism Week in Canada and a perfect time to nominate individuals, businesses or organizations in one of ten Alto Awards categories. To... Read More »

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