CALGARY, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - On the day before the start of the
Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Tourism Calgary will launch a regional
and national marketing campaign that will run for three weeks and let
travellers know that Calgary's attractions, restaurants, hotels and
festivals are ready to host the world this summer.
Campaign creative samples can be viewed here >> www.visitcalgary.com/calgary-doors-are-open
In a collaboration with Travel Alberta and the Calgary Hotel
Association, Tourism Calgary will be sharing an inviting message that
"Calgary's Doors are Open" across the country through radio,
newspapers, online advertising, social media and public relations. The
campaign features Mayor Naheed Nenshi who has been nationally
recognized for his steadfast and inspirational leadership throughout
"Our community was pushed down, and we are pulling her back up. You'll
want to see what this community has accomplished," said Calgary Mayor
Naheed Nenshi. "You'll get a chance to experience the energy of these
streets, our great festivals, events and experiences. Summer is the
time you want to be here. Come and visit Calgary - our doors are open."
Thursday June 20, 2013 saw flood waters overwhelm Calgary's Bow and
Elbow rivers and run unabated through neighbourhoods adjacent to the
rivers including the downtown core and Stampede Park. Many downtown
hotels were closed for days due to power outages.
On July 4, just two weeks after the flood, The City of Calgary prepares
to lift the state of emergency by the end of the day, and all but one
of the city's hotels are open as are the vast majority of Calgary's
signature experiences, restaurants and attractions (with the Calgary
Zoo re-opening in stages starting July 31).
"The summer tourism season is critical for a tourism industry that
employs one in 10 working Calgarians and contributes $1.4 billion in
spending to local businesses," said Tourism Calgary CEO, Cindy Ady.
Travellers will be directed to Tourism Calgary's website, visitcalgary.com, to learn more about Calgary's experiences and how to book a vacation
this summer. Calgary's tourism businesses will be encouraged to join a
conversation through the social media hashtag #yycisopen to share their
stories, offers and experiences.
Image with caption: "Mayor Naheed Nenshi surrounded by Calgary's tourism industry officially opens Calgary's doors to the world. (CNW Group/Tourism Calgary)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130704_C5551_PHOTO_EN_28778.jpg
SOURCE: Tourism Calgary
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