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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…

ATB’s a seat at our table

We love the produce of Alberta and the talented chefs in our province who showcase it. That’s why it was such an honour for our President Karen Anderson to be chosen for a seat at ATB financial’s Long Table Dinner in Calgary in June, 2015. ATB has sponsored a series of “think tank” long table…

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 mentioned in Alberta Venture magazine – September, 2014

Alberta is reinventing itself as a culinary destination – You Are Where You Eat Sep 16, 2014 by Alix Kemp The local food movement has taken off in Alberta, evidenced by an exploding interest in farmers’ markets, increasing numbers of restaurants that boast locally sourced produce and a growing contingent of food-centric festivals. But it…

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.  

Western Canada primed with Distinctive Downtown Diversions – April, 2014

Calgary Food Tours was highlighted in a travel and meetings industry journal for our contribution to creating distinctive downtown offerings for groups planning meetings for Western Canada. We’ve got walking tours of tasty neighbourhoods and that’s really just the tip of our food mountains. We love all the ingredients, chefs, markets and restaurants we get to…

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