If it’s entrepreneurs we need to grow tourism-focused businesses and diversify the economy of the province, we are in good shape. In a recent Calgary Herald ranking of the 10 most entrepreneurial cities in Canada, Alberta held six spots. However, even the folks willing to take a big risk in business could use a leg up. Enter the new Tourism Entrepreneurship Startup Seminar (TESS) offered through Alberta Culture and Tourism.
“Tourism helps diversify the economy, create jobs and encourage investment in communities across Alberta. The vitality and continued potential of Alberta’s tourism sector is a credit to the province’s entrepreneurs who help create and support must-see attractions and experiences. For people who are interested in exploring opportunities in this exciting industry, TESS offers a strong foundation of expert knowledge and business fundamentals to help them succeed.”
Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
TESS is part of Culture and Tourism’s suite of Tourism Entrepreneurship Programs, which offer tools and services to help entrepreneurs start new tourism businesses and help existing tourism entrepreneurs innovate, expand or refresh their operations. The programs support the government’s efforts to increase the development of must-experience tourism destinations to grow tourism in Alberta.
Seminar dates and locations
- Feb. 7 – Cold Lake
- Feb. 12 – High Prairie
- March 19 – Drumheller
- April 12 – Airdrie
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