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Canadian Badlands Annual Tourism Development Conference: Champions of Tourism

Canadian Badlands Tourism has announced its 6th Annual Tourism Development Conference and 2016 Annual General Meeting, taking place April 19-21, 2016 in Drumheller. The theme for this year's event is "Champions of Tourism." The conference will continue to provide the opportunity for Canadian Badlands Tourism municipal government shareholder representatives and tourism operators throughout Western... Read More »

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New Non-Stop YYC-Beijing Flights to Begin in June 2016

The Calgary Airport Authority and Hainan Airlines today announced new non-stop scheduled passenger service connecting Calgary International Airport (YYC) with Beijing, China beginning June 30, 2016. “This is outstanding news for YYC and Hainan Airlines but also for our entire province,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial... Read More »

Calgary Airport Authority

Calgary-Beijing Flight Welcome News for Alberta’s Tourism Industry

Alberta’s tourism industry welcomes the new non-stop flights announced today connecting Calgary International Airport with Beijing, China. China is the world’s second-largest economy and one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets. This flight means huge potential for tourism operators across the province. “Increased air access to and from Alberta’s priority... Read More »

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Canadian Signature Experiences Collection adds 10 New Awe-Inspiring, Authentic Year-Round Adventures

Destination Canada (DC) is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new members to the Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) collection. As diverse as Canada itself, the unique experiences include exploring heritage rivers and routes, wilderness training and excursions, cycling tours and mountain climbing, unique accommodations – and even learning how... Read More »

Destination Canada

Mobile Tourism Training Program lets Students Earn and Learn On The Go

Collaboration between the Government of Alberta, Olds College and the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), has led to the development of a new mobile tourism and hospitality training program that will be available this fall. Government and the AHLA each contributed $500,000 to develop the training videos, which will be... Read More »

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