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2019 Tourism Calgary Town Halls
On December 3, 2019 Tourism Calgary's executive team provided an update on Calgary's tourism industry and shared the organization's 2020 strategies, including brand, marketing and sales plans.
Tourism Calgary disappointed in Government of Alberta's decision to withdraw funding for X Games
X Games were projected to inject $75 million to Calgary's economy annually.
Tourism Calgary's White Hat Academy wins multiple tourism industry awards
First-of-its-kind tourism industry learning program wins 2019 Alto Service Excellence Award and 2019 Destinations International WOW Award.
Calgary continuing to work towards hosting X Games beginning in 2021
X Games are projected to inject $75 million to Calgary’s economy annually.
Show your Grey Cup spirit with a 'Paint the Town Red' package
The 2019 Grey Cup Championship and Festival will be hosted in Calgary from Nov. 20 – 24. Join the excitement by ordering a ‘Paint the Town Red’ promotional package.
#LoveYYC Day returns Nov. 2 to encourage Calgarians to explore and celebrate their city
Tourism Calgary partners offer over 130 one-day deals to promote civic pride and Calgary’s shareable experiences.
Positive summer tourism numbers affirm value of Calgary's tourism industry
Influx of summer visitors to Calgary helped tourism industry achieve four consecutive months of record-high hotel room demand.
Register to attend SHiFT from March 9 - 12, 2020
Tourism Calgary is working alongside Travel Alberta to host the SHiFT experiential travel training program from March 9 - 12, 2020. Register today to learn how to transform your tourism product into a shareable experience that meets the needs of today's travellers.
#LOVEYYC RETURNS TO PROMOTE CIVIC PRIDE AND CALGARY'S UNIQUE, SHAREABLE EXPERIENCES
Tourism Calgary's fourth annual #LoveYYC Day returns on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 to encourage Calgarians to explore their city and to share stories about the people, places and experiences that make Calgary so unique.
Calgary welcomes the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to Canada for the first time
Over 5,000 oil and gas professionals set to attend and inject an estimated $5 million into Calgary’s economy
NEW EVENT CENTRE WILL BE A CORNERSTONE IN CALGARY'S CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
A new event centre in the Rivers District, along with the expansion of the BMO Centre and subsequent investment and development of the area, is critical for the revitalization of Calgary's Culture and Entertainment District.
CANADA'S FIRST-EVER CITY CENTRE MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION LANDS IN CALGARY
Hosted in partnership between Tourism Calgary and Calgary Downtown Association, Red Bull Outliers - a new head-to-head Enduro competition for professional and amateur motocross athletes - took place at Calgary's Eau Claire Market on Sept. 28, 2019.
Sport and cultural events stimulate the economy and build Calgary’s shareable experiences
Calgary set to host the PGA TOUR Champions Shaw Charity Classic, 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week.
Calgary SHiFTs into gear to develop new tourism experiences
Tourism Calgary and Travel Alberta bring tourism experience development and training program to Calgary. SHiFT, Travel Alberta’s sought after experiential travel training program, is coming to Calgary March 9-12, 2020.
Calgary’s tourism industry achieves impressive 2018 results
In 2018, Calgary welcomed over 7.7 million visitors who injected an estimated $2 billion in visitor spending to Calgary’s economy.
Canada’s largest badminton event returns to Calgary
This year, the Badminton World Federation Super 100 event returns to Calgary at WinSport’s Markin Macphail Centre from July 2-7, 2019 with competitors from 34 nations.
Calgary secures exclusive Canadian rights to host X Games.
Government of Alberta and Tourism Calgary actively commit support for Calgary to pursue hosting X Games.
Calgary White Hat Awards celebrate tourism industry excellence
23 ultimate hosts recognized for customer service excellence, leadership and performance.
57th annual Calgary White Hat Awards celebrate our city’s ultimate hosts.
Individuals and organizations in Calgary’s tourism industry receive recognition for their service excellence.
The New York Times and KAYAK recognize Calgary as a top travel destination for 2019.
Calgary ranks among Top 52 Places to Go and Top 10 Most Popular Destinations among Canadian Travellers for 2019.