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Explore Indigenous culture and heritage in Alberta

This year, take a staycation and explore one of the many Indigenous tourism experiences in your own backyard. Alberta includes the territories of Treaties 6, 7 and 8, as well as the homeland of the Métis people. This gives Albertans the unique opportunity to engage in authentic, sustainable and culturally rich Indigenous tourism. Indigenous tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202064 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Alberta to provide relief funding to businesses affected by COVID-19 – Globalnews.ca

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses across the province, Indigenous Tourism Alberta is looking to help companies recover with stimulus relief funding. The stimulus fund aims to help businesses by covering costs such as marketing overhead, business costs, health and safety standard improvements and staffing. “Indigenous tourism businesses have been hit especially hard […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202087 Views

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Western Economic Diversification Canada working with tourism businesses to bolster the industry’s recovery efforts in western Canada

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Government of Canada to invest $3.45 million in regional tourism May 31, 2020 – Edmonton, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada Tourism showcases Canada’s landscapes, culture and experiences to millions of visitors from Canada and from around the world. As a result, this vibrant industry is a significant economic driver […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020103 Views

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Travel Alberta is celebrating industry partners’ resilience and creativity this Tourism Week, May 24-31

CALGARY, May 21, 2020 – In the face of global tourism’s most formidable challenge yet, Alberta tourism organizations and businesses are employing their trademark resourcefulness and staying connected with their customers and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. For Tourism Week 2020, Travel Alberta is celebrating the ingenuity, resilience, and community pride of Alberta’s tourism industry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2020147 Views

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Media Advisory: Alberta media invited to attend Travel Alberta Industry Conference – Monday, October 28 in Banff

CALGARY, Oct. 24, 2019 – Tourism is a cornerstone of the Alberta economy, generating revenue, creating jobs, supporting businesses, and building healthy communities. Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta will discuss what the industry needs to do differently to grow provincial tourism revenue to $20 billion by 2030. He will also announce a positive industry development […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019129 Views

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WestJet launches Dreamliner with Calgary to Gatwick flight – Wingsmagazine.com

“It is no accident that the first transatlantic flight on the Dreamliner is to our largest international market, from our largest hub and home in Calgary.” WestJet on April 29 launched its new 787-9 Dreamliner with a sold-out flight, WS1, between its home base in Calgary and London, Gatwick. The return flight, WS2, departed London […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019134 Views

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Media advisory – Alberta media invited to attend Tourism Town Hall, March 8 in Edmonton

Mar 07, 2019 EDMONTON, March 7, 2019 – The visitor economy is essential for Alberta’s long-term economic prosperity. Tourism supports a key economic opportunity for Alberta—positioning our province as a destination of choice where people want to live, play, work and invest. Join us for a town hall during which federal, provincial and municipal representatives will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019180 Views

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AB Government: New support for Indigenous tourism

Dec 11, 2018 New investments in Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry will enable Indigenous stories, authentic cultural offerings and experiences to flourish, while strengthening job creation and economic growth in Indigenous communities throughout the province. The Government of Alberta is providing a grant to fund the start-up of Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) with $575,000 over three […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2018203 Views

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Minister Joly creates the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy to maximize Canada’s tourism potential

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Council will guide Minister Joly in the development of a new federal tourism strategy November 12, 2018 – Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada’s visitor economy is a fast-growing sector that provides economic benefits and good middle-class jobs in every region of the country. That was the message delivered […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2018141 Views

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Phenomenal year for tourism: Travel Alberta releases its 2017-18 annual report

Focus on creating $1.5 billion worth of goosebump moments to hit $10 billion by 2020 CALGARY, Nov. 5, 2018  – New records for tourism revenue and visitation are just two of the highlights in Travel Alberta’s 2017-18 annual report—and a testament to the significance of the province’s travel economy. Creating good jobs and a diversified […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2018211 Views

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