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.

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.

Flood Recovery - Important Dates for Businesses

While the floods of June 2013 were devastating, relief and recovery efforts show the resilience and community spirit of Albertans.

Calgary Zoo Reopens & Zoolights is back for its 16th year

Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition is back for its 16th year!

Canadian Tourism Commission Releases August 2013 Tourism Snapshot

Canada experienced increasing numbers of international travellers, according to the August 2013 Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC).

Alberta’s Tourism Framework

A new plan is in place to grow Alberta’s tourism industry from a $7.8 billion to $10.3 billion industry by 2020.

Tourism Calgary congratulates Calgary Gold Medal Plate Winners

On Saturday, November 2nd, Calgarians experienced the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in food, wine, athletic achievement and entertainment.

Alberta Tourism Market Monitor

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