News & Articles - Alberta

  • 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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  • Eight reasons summer events are better in Calgary

    Calgary is an all-season destination, but the city truly comes alive in the summer. With its outstanding music and arts scene, a plethora of food and cultural festivals and one of the world’s largest and most celebrated rodeos, it’s impossible not to find fun (and even some leisure!) in Alberta’s most-visited city. Planning a corporate event this summer? Here are eight reasons to choose Calgary: 1.  The Calgary Stampede: Calgary’s most famous attraction is by far the Calgary Stampede. This…

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  • Sheraton Red Deer Hotel receives 2015 Action Hero Award for air quality initiatives

    Green meetings, sustainable menus and Meeting Impact Reports demonstrate hotel’s commitment to environment The Sheraton Red Deer Hotel is delighted to confirm that it is the recipient of the 2015 Action Hero Award from Alberta’s Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ). The award is presented to companies that are proactive with innovative strategies and programs to help air quality and the air people breathe. The hotel offers 241 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants and lounges, 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Centre, Link@Sheraton…

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  • IHG announces the Holiday Inn Sherwood Park – Conference centre to open in Alberta

    Hotel to open after $6 million renovation InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of a new 258-room Holiday Inn® – Sherwood Park – Conference Centre (LINKS TO: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/sherwood-park/yeasp/hoteldetail) hotel in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Located in the heart of the business district in Sherwood Park, just off the Yellowhead Trail, the hotel opens following a multi-million dollar investment in renovations by AUM Hotels Group. The hotel is within walking distance of popular restaurants and a short drive to Northlands, Rexall…

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  • Alberta bound

    Whether you are preparing an intimate corporate retreat or a full-scale conference or convention, most planners are seeking a one-of-a-kind destination for their events. When you expect to achieve maximum impact for your event dollar, head for the urban centres of Alberta, where a robust economy has lead to the development of new and upgraded facilities and accommodations to compete with the world’s best. Edmonton One of Canada’s most popular urban destinations and the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton combines…

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