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One small business; three kinds of partners

Canada was rated the number one place in the world to visit in 2017 but what does that really mean in terms of how many visitors will actually show up each year? Destination Canada, our country’s tourism marketing board, has shown that on the path to purchase: 80 per cent of the world has Canada on their dream list 39 per cent are seriously considering coming 11 per cent are starting to gather information 7 per cent have a detailed itinerary 2 percent are finalizing the arrangements and 1 per cent have booked a trip to Alberta. As a small business owner in the tourism sector, I ask myself what can our company do to increase the likelihood that more visitors will not only choose Canada but make Alberta their first choice. After more than a decade in business, I’ve…

#loveyyc – Alberta Food Tours participates in the many hands campaign of our Calgary community

Each year in November, we show Calgary some love with the #loveyyc campaign. Tourism Calgary and Calgary Economic Development have partnered to, “celebrate our city, people and all the countless things that make Calgary one of the greatest cities in the world”. It’s a call for citizens to advocate for our community and to engage and to support local businesses. Boom, bust or flood, Calgary is strong and here’s another chance to prove it. Get involved by: 1 – being inspired by the video above 2 – using and following the hashtag #loveyyc 3 – choosing activities to attend and businesses to support on #loveyyc day each year from the list at Visit Calgary It’s just that easy. We are proud that our small business supports over 50 local businesses with walking and tasting tours in six Calgary neighbourhoods. Now…

Calgary Food Tours featured in a Calgary48 Tourism Calgary video with Hop Scotch the Globe

What a fun weekend Kristen and her friend Sarah had when they came to Calgary. Calgary Food Tours got to be a big part of their 48 hours and it was a delight. Check it out here:

Calgary Food Tours featured in Air Transat’s Atmosphere magazine

Here’s a link to the article called “Surprising Calgary” (pages 46 – 47). It was part of an Air Transat feature on Alberta as “The Canadian Eden”. How cool is that? Kudos to the writers Helene Laurendeau, Mamzelle Poppy and Sarah-Emilie Nault who came with their photography crew to enjoy four Alberta cities in four…

Calgary Food Tours highlighted on Trending on Shaw

Thanks two Phoenix and senior reporter Lisa Wolansky at Trending on Shaw for the fun opportunity to talk about what we do at Calgary Food Tours Inc. and to share some of our favourite local food products. It was my first time on live television. Did I seem nervous? I wasn’t. But, only because Lisa…

Calgary Food Tours makes list of World’s Great Food Tours

  Here’s a fun map of the World’s Great Food Tours and guess what? Calgary Food Tours was the only Canadian food tour company to make the list. That’s cool. Thanks to our friends at Taste of Catalina Food Tours for the vote of confidence. It’s nice to belong to a great group of Food…

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Food Tours for Globetrotters

People often ask us what is a food tour and why should I take one? Here’s a Lonely Planet article of the “Top 10 Food Tours for Globetrotters” that, true to their style, gets right to the point. Take a food tour when you get to a city and you’ll gain the insider knowledge on where…

Calgary Food Tours featured in a Taste Trekkers interview

Here’s a fun Taste Trekkers profile of Calgary Food Tours Inc. from a 5 question interview with owner Karen Anderson. Have a quick read. Did you learn any fun new facts about Calgary’s food scene? We’ve got lots more where that came from. Calgary is filled with crazy good chow to tell you about.  

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