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.

Improved Visa Process a Boost to Canadian Competitiveness

Improved Visa Process for Mexican Visitors make it faster and easier for Mexican travellers to acquire a visa to visit Canada.


2014 Alto Award applications are now being accepted. Deadline for applications is September 5, 2014.

Canadian Tourism Commission publishes 2013 Annual Report

The state of play for Canada’s tourism industry: our 2013 Annual Report: Helping Tourism Businesses Prosper

ATB Financial Announced as Presenting Partner for 2014 Tour of Alberta

The Tour of Alberta, Canada’s largest professional cycling race, is proud to announce ATB Financial as its new presenting partner

So Proud: The Calgary Hotel Association Annual Report

Calgary Hotel Association 2013 Annual Report is now available.

Announcing the 2014/15 CHA Board

Calgary Hotel Association welcomes eight new and returning members to the CHA Board of Directors for 2014/15.

Alberta Tourism Market Monitor

The April 2014 edition of the Alberta Tourism Market Monitor is available.

Visitor Sign Subsidies for Tourist Attraction Highway Signs

Waiving of renewal fees, paid rebates and fee subsidies will make it more affordable for operators and communities to replace or install new tourist attraction highway signs.

China market tops overseas charts - January 2014 CTC Tourism Snapshot

The China market topped the overseas charts for the first time as the new travel year got underway, reports the hot-off-the-presses January 2014 Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Hyatt Regency Calgary Receives 2013 Award

Hyatt Regency Calgary Receives 2013 Award for Hyatt Hotel Team of the Year.