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Congratulations to the 2013 Alto Award Finalists!

Excellence in Alberta tourism is being celebrated with the announcement of finalists in the 2013 Alberta Tourism Awards (Altos). 

The 2013 Alto Awards will be presented in nine categories at the Alto Awards Gala on October 28 at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Conference Centre in conjunction with the Travel Alberta Industry Conference, October 27-29. 

The 2013 Alto Ambassador Award, recognizing an exceptional Albertan who has made an outstanding contribution to the Alberta tourism industry will be presented at the Gala to Quinton Crow Shoe of Fort Macleod. 

Alto Ambassador (Sponsored by Calgary Airport Authority)
Quinton Crow Shoe, Fort Macleod

2013 Alto Award finalists are:

Alberta Pride (Sponsored by Legislative Assembly Office of the Alberta Legislature)
Calgary Stampede, Calgary
Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller
Sinister 7 Ultra, Blairmore

Marketing Excellence (Up to $10,000) (Sponsored by Foundry Communications)
Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival, Andrew
Parkland County – “Tri-Region Tourism”, Parkland County
Tourism Jasper – “#MyJasper”, Jasper

Marketing Excellence (Between $10,000 and $50,000) (Sponsored by Calgary Hotel Association)
Banff Lake Louise Tourism – “Break Into Banff Social Media”, Banff
Banff Lake Louise Tourism – “Snow Days 2013 Marketing Campaign”, Banff
Tourism Jasper – “Jasper Dark Sky ‘Star Correspondent’”, Jasper

Marketing Excellence (Over $50,000) (Sponsored by Brewster Travel Canada)
Calaway Park, “2013-D”, Calgary
Northlands, “K-Days”, Edmonton
Tourism Calgary & Partners – “Calgary, Our Doors Are Open”, Calgary 

Marketing Partnership (Sponsored by Edmonton Airports)
Edmonton Attractions Consortia – “Edmonton Attractions Pass”, Edmonton
Hotels Red Deer, Red Deer
Tourism Calgary & Partners – “Right Here – Calgary’s New Destination Video”, Calgary 

Service Excellence (Sponsored by Via Rail)
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show, Canmore
Phoenix House Bed and Breakfast, Stettler
Tourism Jasper – Jasper Visitor Information Centre, Jasper 

Sustainable Tourism (Sponsored by Parks Canada)
Calgary Tower, Calgary
Jasper Dark Sky Preserve, Jasper
Sinister 7 Ultra, Blairmore

Tourism Community of the Year (Sponsored by Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association)
Red Deer 2013 Centennial 

Tourism Media (Sponsored by Northlands)
Tammy Burns – “Behind the Scenes at Stampede”,
Jerry Kobalenko and Ryan Creary – “Land of Slope and Glory”, Holland Herald
David Tait – “Happy Travel Tales”, 

Click here for Alto Finalist backgrounders

Click here for more information on the Alto Awards or email 

Congratulations to our 2013 Alto Award Finalists!

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