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.

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.

Cavalia Presents Its Latest Creation Odysseo to Calgary in 2014

CALGARY, AB (December 2, 2013) - The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production: a 30-million dollar extravaganza that is wowing critics and audiences alike across North America.

Sierra West's Frontier Cattle Drive Awarded - "Canadian Signature Experience"

A Canadian Signature Experience is a holiday adventure that guest will leave with stories and memories to last a lifetime!

Spruce Meadows Recognized as #1 by TripAdvisor

Calgary, AB, Canada - November 26, 2013 - Spruce Meadows has been awarded a Certificate of...

New CrossIron Mills Express Shuttle Service for Downtown and Northeast Calgary

Calgary Tours now offers a CrossIron Mills Express Shuttle from downtown and northeast Calgary.

Relais & Château x announces its newest Canadian property to become a member of the world’s finest hotel fellowship

The world’s most prestigious fellowship of luxury hotels and restaurants has officially announced its newest member from Canada: Kensington Riverside Inn, located in Calgary, Alberta, will join 500 of the world’s top hospitality properties as a member of Relais & Château x.

Canadian Tourism Commission adds four Alberta operators to the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection

The Canadian Tourism Commission recently added 28 tourism businesses to its major market development program, Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) Collection -- once-in-a-lifestime travel experiences found in Canada.

Chef Darren MacLean of downtownfood takes home Calgary's 2013 Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Championship

Brandishing their “weapons” of choice – including ladles, spoons and pots – 11 top Ocean Wise chefs from the Alberta region joined the sustainable seafood movement.

Conservative Party National Convention

The Conservative Party of Canada held their National Convention in Calgary on October 31-November 2nd.