Smart Meetings TV caught up with Brian Slot, director of meetings, conventions, incentives and events for Travel Alberta at IMEX America 2015, who says that Alberta’s two major cities are experiencing major changes. A new arena is being built in Edmonton which will seat up to 20,000 and Calgary is adding a brand new international terminal to the airport. Slot says this addition will allow for more flights and easier access into Alberta.

The director says the Canadian dollar is currently low, and the Canadian tourism sector is benefiting from it, adding that association and incentive groups are increasingly leaning toward Canada.

Slot adds that Canada is focused on the “100 mile diet,” noting that visitors can enjoy local food and products at all of Canada’s hotels. He shares that Canada is a three to four hour flight from the United States, and he recognizes the importance of reminding visitors that they must have a passport to enter Canada.



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