From Tourism Calgary...
Calgary, Alberta, June 27, 2013 – Calgary frontline crews and volunteers are working tirelessly to bring the city out of its state of emergency and into a period of recovery. Most of Calgary’s attractions, restaurants and accommodations are open for business with the status of the remaining flood-affected businesses changing on a daily basis.
While the recovery continues, Calgary is ready to host travellers this summer. During this period, Tourism Calgary is working to inform residents and travellers with up-to-date information on tourism-related businesses through an online travel resource that can be found at visitcalgary.com.
Regular flood recovery updates, including emerging situations like the Bonnybrook Bridge rail derailment, will be provided on attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping districts in close proximity to flood affected areas.
How visitors can reach Tourism Calgary:
Official Calgary tourism website: visitcalgary.com
Twitter: @TourismCalgary // @Calgary
Airport Visitor Information Centre: 403-735-1234
In addition to visitcalgary.com, the most recent information about recovery efforts for the city of Calgary can be found on the City of Calgary News Blog. For information on getting to and around Calgary visitors can access Alberta Transportation and Calgary Transit. The Calgary International Airport continues to operate as usual. And for information on the upcoming Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, visit calgarystampede.com.
Up-to-date flood recovery information for visitors travelling throughout Alberta can be found at travelalberta.com.
“Calgary’s tourism community wishes to express its best wishes and support to the communities gravely affected by the flood beyond Calgary’s borders,” said Cindy Ady, Tourism Calgary Interim CEO. “Whether by welcoming stranded visitors or Calgarians into hotels, feeding volunteers out of food trucks or converting an Olympic legacy facility into an evacuation centre, our industry has shown that it’s at its strongest when united, when working together.”
“One in 10 working Calgarians depend on tourism and hospitality for their livelihood,” continued Ady. “They work in restaurants, hotels, museums, attractions, festivals and events. Our priority is to get these people safely back into their homes and back to work.”
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