CALGARY, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Volunteers and frontline crews continue
to work to recover areas affected by the flooding in southern Alberta.
Tourism destinations hardest hit are striving to manage the visitor
experience by providing updates and alternative options for visitors.
Most of Alberta's destinations and attractions are open for business
and those affected in southern Alberta are working diligently to reopen
as soon as possible.
Travel Alberta is working closely with its tourism partners to support
those affected by providing a province-wide online travel resource.
Regular flood recovery updates on destinations and attractions in close
proximity to flooded areas can be found at travelalberta.com.
Travel Alberta is active on its social media channels as well, offering
advice and information to travellers and residents. Visitors in North
America can also call 1-800-ALBERTA (252-3782).
"Over the past week, Albertans have faced an unprecedented challenge and
have come together to help one another in this time of need - a true
testament to the kindness and hospitality of our communities," said
Bruce Okabe, Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta. "We want to
create the best vacation experience possible for those currently
travelling in or planning to visit Alberta. Alberta is open for
Travel Alberta and destination marketing organizations across the
province are working to manage the misperception the flood dramatically
affected the overall visitor experience in Alberta.
Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport are operating as usual. Parks Canada announced the Trans-Canada Highway
re-opened with one lane each way for travellers. Continued recovery is
underway in other areas of southern Alberta.
In addition to travelalberta.com, up-to-date information on flood recovery can be obtained from the
following websites, which are updated regularly:
Alberta Emergency Alert
City of Calgary
Banff Alert Centre
Located in the heart of Western Canada, Alberta is a travel destination
known for surprising even the most experienced travellers. The
picturesque mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore and Jasper
are revered by campers, hikers and nature lovers for their
awe-inspiring terrain, jaw-dropping vistas and abundant Canadian
wildlife. From exploring Calgary and Edmonton, lively cities brimming
with music, culture and nightlife, to discovering dinosaur fossils in
the mysterious Canadian Badlands, visiting Alberta promises an
experience unlike any other. Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing
organization for the province of Alberta in Western Canada. travelalberta.com
SOURCE: Travel Alberta
For further information:
Jennifer Anderson, Director Communications, Travel Alberta