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April 25 2023

In light of Tourism Week, Calgary Chamber calls on next government to build on economic strengths

Calgary, April 25, 2023 – With National Tourism Week underway, a time to celebrate and recognize the economic, social and cultural impacts tourism has across the country, the Calgary Chamber calls on the next provincial government to build on our economic strengths and promote our tourism sector. The province must ensure there is sustainable funding for programming that directly supports tourism and invest in infrastructure that connects tourists to Alberta’s various destinations to advance the long-term growth of the tourism sector.

"We're thrilled to celebrate and recognize Tourism Week, especially as Alberta is a preferred travel destination of choice for many visitors," says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. "Tourism is very important to Alberta, annually contributing $10 billion to the economy and supporting thousands of jobs - and we look forward to seeing continued growth supported by government agencies as well as increased investment by the tourism industry."

Our recommendations

Support the industry’s growth

Invest in tourism infrastructure

Leverage government policy


The Calgary Chamber exists to help businesses thrive. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization, we build on our 131-year history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors and across the city.

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