Industry News

News from Travel Alberta, the Canadian Tourism Commission and a cross-section of stories, research and accolades from across our growing Calgary tourism industry.

10 reasons to be excited about tourism in Calgary in 2014

Calgary has traditionally been known as for two things: as a gateway to the mountains and for the Calgary Stampede. Both are great assets, but they no longer tell the full story.

New CTC campaigns in Europe and Australia boost awareness via inspirational video and images

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has rolled out its spring campaigns in Germany, the UK and Australia (France will follow in February). The campaigns target the top two Explorer Quotient® groups in each market.

Calgary ranking high globally as a place to visit in 2014

The New York Times, The Guardian and Vacay.ca recognize Calgary as one of the best places to visit in the world and Canada for 2014.

New faces and new roles in CTC’s senior management

Jon Mamela steps into the breach as chief marketing officer, while Rupert Peters assumes role of interim vice-president, International.

Three travel trends to watch in 2014

Opportunity knocks for the Canadian travel industry via Chinese cruise travel, youth on the move and the collaborative economy.

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Canadian Tourism Commission Releases October 2013 Tourism Snapshot

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) recently released the October 2013 Tourism Snapshot, a Market Research product prepared for the tourism industry.

Alberta Awarded Canadian Curling's First Triple Crown

The Canadian Curling Association recently awarded Alberta with three Season of Champions events for the 2014-2015 season.

New Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel Opens in Calgary

Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 135-room Hampton Inn – Calgary-Airport North.

Alberta Tourism Market Monitor

Keep a tab on Alberta's tourism industry with monthly updates on key indicator data.