David Eggen, Minister of Culture and Tourism“This is great news for small businesses like River Valley Adventure Company. It can be tough to launch a new small business and it will help to have access to more resources and advice on how to grow my tourism business.”
Chris Szydlowski, Owner and Operator, River Valley Adventure Co.“Having more supports for tourism businesses in our region is important to our community and our economy by bringing in more visitors from both sides of the border and beyond.”
Ward Read, Chief Executive Officer, Lloydminster TourismThe first regional tourism entrepreneurial workshop will be held on October 6 in Lloydminster. The workshop is a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Lloydminster Tourism and Regional Business Accelerator, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Community Futures, and Travel Alberta. It will focus on business practices, available resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs in Alberta’s tourism industry.
Workshops are also scheduled in Canmore, Calgary, Drumheller, Nanton, and Strathmore with more to come in regions across Alberta.
Tourism in Alberta
- In 2013, there were more than 34 million visits,
- visitor spending was $8 billion, and
- there were more than 127,000 full-time equivalent tourism-related jobs.
For more information visit tourism.alberta.ca/entrepreneurship.