Tourism Entrepreneurship Program

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The Tourism Entrepreneurship Program provides tools and services to help entrepreneurs start new tourism businesses and help existing tourism entrepreneurs innovate, expand or refresh their operations.

We offer a range of business and knowledge support services designed to encourage and grow entrepreneurial investment in Alberta’s dynamic tourism sector.

Culture and Tourism encourages investment and development of innovative tourism experiences, destination renewal and new destination areas.

Starting or Expanding Your Tourism Business


Our Services

One-on-One Business Advisory Support

The Tourism Division of Alberta Culture and Tourism provides business advisory services to new entrepreneurs and existing tourism operators wanting to enhance or innovate their tourism product.

Business Plan Critique Service

Use one-on-one discussions with a Tourism Division official to get the most from your business plan.

Financial and Regulatory Path-finding Supports

We help businesses access capital and navigate regulatory approvals and permit processes for tourism business development.

Tourism Entrepreneurial Seminar

Set up with regional partners, Tourism Entrepreneurial Seminars will offer ideas and tips on starting or expanding your business. Key stakeholders will provide an overview of their services, key industry trends and innovation possibilities, which can include information on obtaining regulatory approvals, financing, business planning support services and tourism sector initiatives that support entrepreneurial activity. Following the seminars, participants will have the opportunity to network, discuss their opportunity and obtain advice or schedule further one-on-one meetings. For more information on current seminars please check out Events & Conferences.

Research and Statistics

Provincial tourism research and statistics latest reports are available to assist entrepreneurs take advantage of tourism opportunities by better understanding the tourism experiences sought by visitors and identifying potential markets for attracting more visitors to Alberta.

Tourism Entrepreneurship Newsletter

The Tourism Entrepreneurship Newsletter provides a quarterly update on what’s happening in the tourism industry. News about the Tourism Division, current trends and featured success stories will inspire you to learn more about the vast entrepreneurial opportunities that our province’s tourism industry has to offer.

Check out the latest issue of the Tourism Entrepreneurship Newsletter.

For more information on our services, email Tourism Entrepreneurship or call 780-422-4991.

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Last reviewed/revised: March 15, 2016
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