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Collaborative Tourism Alto Award Acknowledges Community Success

The Alto for Collaborative Tourism is designed to acknowledge a collective and successful effort on the part of a community, communities or groups to work together to support tourism growth in Alberta. This award highlights tourism development, products, initiatives and services that create economic growth.

The Collaborative Tourism Alto was a new addition in 2014. Last year’s winner was Tourism Canmore Kananaskis for their “Canmore Uncorked Festival.”


Applications will be accepted from any organization, business, community or stakeholder group who have displayed a commitment to tourism development, initiatives or services in Alberta. The collaborative activity must have taken place during a 20-month period (January 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015). Previous winning submissions may not be re-submitted.

The Collaborative Tourism Alto is one of nine awards in the Alto Awards program, designed to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations committed to enriching Alberta’s tourism industry and who by their actions inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to submit their own nominations in the following categories:

  • Alberta Pride
  • Collaborative Tourism
  • Marketing Excellence (up to $10,000)
  • Marketing Excellence ($10,000 - $50,000)
  • Marketing Excellence (over $50,000)
  • Marketing Partnership
  • Outstanding Sustainable Tourism
  • Service Excellence
  • Tourism Media

Deadline for applications is September 11, 2015.

The Alto Awards will be presented in nine categories, and to the 2015 Alto Ambassador, at the Alto Awards Banquet in Banff on October 26, 2015. The Alto Awards are presented in conjunction with the Travel Alberta Industry Conference, October 25-27, 2015.  

Learn more about the Alto Awards at

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