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Gain valuable market insights in new webinar series

Why are international travellers so important for Alberta? What are today’s travellers looking for? How can working together bring more travellers to the province?  Sign up for the Travel Alberta-led Market Insight webinar series to better understand key considerations for leisure and business travel from the United States, United Kingdom, …

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Destinations International and Travel Alberta announce partnership to offer CDME Program in 2018

Destinations International and Travel Alberta recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program in Alberta Canada beginning in 2018. The CDME program is offered by Destinations International and is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement. The certification program is part …

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Mexico presents more opportunities for Canada

Destination Canada was in Mexico this week with 11 provincial, destination and industry partners to continue to build on 2017’s strong start.    The two-day trip allowed Destination Canada and Canadian industry partners, to develop new and existing relationships, and learn more about the Mexican market through business sessions with …

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Patio season heats up with fewer rules

It is now easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want, thanks to new policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built. Minister Joe Ceci and Alain Maisonneuve announce new patio rules at an event during the Calgary Stampede. Licensed restaurants and bars …

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K-Days are coming

The K-Days is Edmonton’s biggest summer festival and features everything from live music and midway rides to rodeos, Pow Wows and an amazing array of food. Festivities are set to kick off on Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with the annual parade, running through the heart of downtown this …

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New partnership, new dates for next SHiFT program

SHiFT, Travel Alberta’s annual experiential travel training program, has been the genesis of more than 24 new tourism experiences since its inception in 2015. Experience development gives the tourism industry a competitive advantage as we work to increase tourism revenues to $10 billion by 2020. Travel Alberta, together with partners …

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Calgary Folk Music Festival contributes to Calgary economy

Calgary Folk Music Festival an important contributor to Calgary’s cultural and visitor economies 2016 edition generated $6 million in economic activity in Calgary, including $4.3 million in visitor and operational spending July 20, 2017 – As organizers prepare for the 2017 edition of the Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 27 …

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WestJet Invests in YYC as its Strategic Hub

Today, WestJet announced its winter schedule with a significant investment into YYC Calgary International Airport. With an emphasis on building Calgary as their connecting hub, they announced several additions to frequencies on popular routes across Canada and sun destinations, along with adding a new weekly service from Calgary to Belize. …

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