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Canadas West Marketplace Scholarship Program

Canada’s West Marketplace® (CWM) Scholarship Program
Travel Alberta Pilot Project - 2012

Approximately 550 delegates are expected to attend the 2012 Canada's West Marketplace trade show, including international & domestic tour operators from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas (buyers), British Columbia and Alberta tourism suppliers (sellers), airline and Canadian Tourism Commission representatives, and Tourism British Columbia and Travel Alberta representatives (Canada's West Marketplace partners).

Travel Alberta wants to help industry showcase Alberta experiences to international tour operators at CWM.

Our CWM Scholarship Program is designed to assist Alberta-based tourism businesses that offer export-ready products or services by providing financial support to attend Canada’s West Marketplace. Space has been reserved for scholarship recipients.

CWM Scholarship Criteria:
• Business practices meet the requirements of Canada’s West Marketplace organizers (refer to attached Application pg. 2).
• Have not participated in Canada’s West Marketplace for 2 or more years.
• Ability to cost share expenses of participating in Canada’s West Marketplace with Travel Alberta for three consecutive years, according to the following:

Travel Alberta Scholarship Recipient
Year One 2012 - 100% of registration fees, accommodation and travel expenses
Year Two 2013 - 75% of registration fees, accommodation and travel expenses 25% (estimated at $600)
Year Three 2013 - 50% of registration fees, accommodation and travel expenses 50% (estimated at $1125)

Relevant Dates:
• CWM Scholarship application deadline: August 15, 2012;
• Successful applicants to be contacted by: August 22, 2012;
• CWM in Banff, Alberta (Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel): November 26th – 29th, 2012

For more information, contact

Travel Alberta