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  • Edmonton selected to host GO WEST 2019

    Highly successful gathering of event professionals will stay in Edmonton for its second year. GO WEST will return to Edmonton in 2019. Timewise Event Management has announced the city and date for the second year of its much anticipated event designed for event professionals. They are thrilled to announce GO WEST 2019 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on January 21-22, 2019. “We received strong interest from several cities across Western Canada to host 2019,” says Arlene Schilke, Executive Producer…

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  • WestJet moves Whitehorse service to Calgary

    Airline offers Yukoners more connections via YYC WestJet has announced that it will move its non-stop seasonal service between Whitehorse and Vancouver to YYC Calgary International Airport, effective June 29, 2018. For the first time, flights between Whitehorse and Calgary will be available for purchase as of January 29, 2018. “WestJet has been serving Whitehorse with seasonal summer service to Vancouver since 2012,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “As we continue to expand our…

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  • Travel Alberta named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

    Travel Alberta, the provincial marketing organization of Alberta, has been named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2017 in the Broader Public Sector category. This prestigious national recognition, awarded by Waterstone Human Capitol, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizational culture. “Culture is the foundation of our success at Travel Alberta, and recognition on this level reflects the exceptional efforts of our high-performance team,” said Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta. “Our team culture thrives despite a challenging economy and the ever-changing nature of the tourism…

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  • Crescent Hotels & Resorts Latitudes Collection adds three independent lifestyle hotels to Crescent Canada portfolio

    Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Matrix, Metterra, and Varscona hotels in Edmonton. Crescent, with offices in Toronto and Fairfax, Virginia, is a nationally recognized elite operator of hotels and resorts throughout Canada and the United States. While all three hotels are upscale boutiques centrally located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, they offer three very different experiences. The 184-room Matrix is situated between the business and government districts for the convenience of the corporate traveler.…

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  • WestJet connects Calgary to the Mile-High City for a low price

    WestJet adds Denver/Calgary flight to growing network WestJet has announced it will begin serving Denver International Airport (DEN) daily from Calgary International Airport (YYC) starting March 8, 2018. “Calgarians have enjoyed WestJet’s low fares and great guest experience since our inception and we are proud to bring our trusted brand to the Mile-High City, Denver,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “With its sophisticated business economy and stunning mountain scenery, Denver is a natural for the WestJet network. Connecting through Calgary…

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  • WestJet returns to Phoenix-Mesa this fall

    WestJet has announced that it will again operate flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Alberta this fall. After a successful inaugural season, twice-weekly nonstop flights from Calgary begin November 9 and a weekly flight from Edmonton begins November 11. Seats are available for purchase now on WestJet.com. “The Phoenix East Valley has proven to be a popular market for Canadian air travellers. The new Gateway Airport service complements our existing schedule at Phoenix Sky Harbor and provides air travellers with exceptional connectivity between the entire Valley and many Canadian markets,”…

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  • Alberta tourism excellence recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards

    Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for tourism excellence at Alberta’s recent 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference, the Alto awards celebrate individuals and organizations who enrich the tourism industry, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. “Tourism is a dynamic, innovative industry in Alberta, and a key economic driver,”…

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  • Winter comes alive in Calgary

    Snowy conditions and chilled temperatures don’t need to put the freeze on your event planning. The winter months can offer up unique events, attractions and opportunities – and there are few destinations where winter comes together like Calgary. Planning around the cold? Consider just some of the ways Calgary makes winter shine… Olympic-sized activities There are benefits to being the former host of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Calgary’s WinSport at Canada Olympic Park boasts a scenic and exciting event space…

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  • Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton opens High Limit and VIP gaming rooms

    Century Casinos, Inc. has announced the opening of its newly renovated High Limit and Shuffles gaming rooms at the Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton, which is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  These premium gaming rooms are part of a $2 million renovation project scheduled to conclude at the end of Q3, 2016.  A new poker room has already opened in May 2016.  A new bar will be added to the gaming floor and the existing slot gaming floor will expand into the…

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  • Take a bite out of Calgary

    5 mouth-watering reasons to visit this lively culinary hotspot When it comes to Calgary’s food scene, it’s not all about that word-famous Alberta beef. From purple potatoes and heirloom beets to garden fresh carrots and sweet-tart rhubarb, you’ll be swooning over the local produce faster than you can say, “cheesecake”. Thinking of hosting your next corporate event in Calgary? Then let us help you imagine some of the wonderful, succulent reasons to make it so. Here are five tips to…

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