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CALGARY, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Calling all Albertans! In celebration of Tourism Week, which runs from May 27-June 2, 2018, Travel Alberta wants to see your favourite Alberta travel moment. Celebrate your province and share your favourite Alberta travel picture on twitter, using the hashtag #iTravelAlberta, to be entered into a draw for an Alberta adventure for two.
Tourism Week is a grassroots initiative that celebrates the importance of tourism to our economy and its positive effects on quality of life for all Albertans.
"Whether exploring the outdoors, touring our world-class cities, visiting historic sites, or sitting down for a cold craft beverage, Albertans and visitors from across Canada and the world love to experience everything our province has to offer," said Royce Chwin, CEO of Travel Alberta. "When tourism works, Albertans work. Tourism is an economic driver that supports 127,000 jobs in the province and helps to grow and diversify the economy. Tourism Week gives us the chance to celebrate the tourism industry, the hard-working Albertans that make it run, and the economic benefits it provides. We are encouraging all Albertans to get involved."
- Visitation to the province continues to grow—almost 35 million travellers visited Alberta in 2016, up 2 per cent year-over-year.
- Travellers spent a record $8.5 billion in Alberta in 2016, up almost 5 per cent year-over-year.
- Travel Alberta and the Government of Alberta's goal is to grow the visitor economy to $10 billion by 2020.
- In 2017, visits to Canada hit record numbers and early signs are pointing to another record year for 2018.
Albertans can enter the contest by uploading a picture of their favourite Alberta travel moment to Twitter from May 28 to June 2 using the hashtag #iTravelAlberta. All entrants will be entered into a draw that will be made on June 4, 2018.
For more information on Tourism Week in Canada, including complete contest rules, visit the Travel Alberta industry website.
About Travel Alberta:
Travel Alberta is Alberta's tourism marketing agency. We showcase Alberta tourism experiences to potential travellers across Canada and the world. Travel Alberta provides marketing expertise and destination development support to Alberta-based tourism businesses, creating compelling reasons for travellers to explore Alberta.
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For further information: Media Contact: Danielle Vlemmiks, Travel Alberta, (403) 966-8903, [email protected]