Coronavirus: Jasper ready to welcome visitors back Monday, asks people to follow local rules

Jasper, Alta., is ready to welcome back visitors on Monday but is urging people to remain vigilant about preventing the spread of COVID-19 when it reopens to outsiders. The municipality issued a news release on Friday that said services are…

Alberta tour operators prepare for a year of losses

Alberta’s tourism industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with international visits limited to only essential travel. Shelley Grollmuss, the vice-president of industry development with Travel Alberta, said that a recent survey of tour operators shows just how…

Kenney government letting Alberta hotels keep tourism levy amounts to help industry weather pandemic

Hotels and other lodging providers in Alberta will be able to keep tourism levy amounts collected between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020 as part of the provincial government’s plan to help the tourism sector get through the COVID-19 crisis.…

Jasper dealing with effects of COVID-19 on tourism

May 17 2020 8:25pm Jasper is not only dealing with the closure of the community, but the loss of the entire local economy. Nicole Stillger reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Coronavirus: Jasper mayor reminds people not to visit during long weekend

The streets in downtown Jasper are mostly deserted these days. It’s an unusual sight, especially during the Victoria Day long weekend, which is typically seen as the kick-off to summer. “This is going to be a very different long weekend…

Jasper mayor reminding people not to visit during long weekend

The mayor of Jasper is reminding people to stay away from the town this long weekend. Visitor services are still closed along with some roads and campgrounds. Nicole Stillger looks at how the ongoing public health crisis has affected the…

Coronavirus pandemic prompts Town of Banff to activate emergency plan

An international tourist hot spot in Alberta’s Rockies activated an emergency plan Friday in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Today, the Town of Banff activated its Municipal Emergency Plan,” Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen said in a news release. “This…

AMA Travel: Coronavirus pandemic affecting tourism worldwide

Disney parks are closed, cruises are docked and flights are scaling back: the coronavirus pandemic is affecting tourism worldwide and Canadians are now discouraged from leaving the country. Nikola Berube with AMA Travel joined us to talk about the scope…

Royal Alberta Museum to reduce hours, find efficiencies following provincial budget

The Royal Alberta Museum is taking steps to cut costs in the wake of the Feb. 27 provincial budget. The facility will be reducing operating hours and assessing how much certain programs are used. READ MORE: Alberta budget 2020 winners…

Edmonton travel agents field calls, re-book and cancel trips over COVID-19

Approximately 100 people working in tourism gathered Thursday in Edmonton for an industry conference that touched on the novel coronavirus and its impact on travel. The coronavirus COVID-19 has reached every continent except for Antarctica and has upheaved the travel…