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Benefits of Membership

Information Services

· Over 90,000 visitors and organizations used Fort McMurray Tourism for information services in 2013

· Year round operation of Visitor Information Centre with over 3300 visitors counseled this year

· Information services offered through our 800 number (over 2000 calls in 2013) and over 77,500 visits to our web site annually

· Our website gets an average of 600 hits per day!

 

 

Oil Sands Tours

The Fort McMurray region contains the world’s single largest deposits of oil sands.  Extensive media coverage of oil sands has caused these tours to become one of the region’s most popular attractions.

· In 2013, over 2300 people took part in a bus tour of the Suncor Energy mine sites

· Winners of the 2001 ALTO Award (Excellence in Marketing Partnership) for the “Experience the Energy” tour package

 

Conferences and Special Events

Fort McMurray Tourism continues to assist in the region’s hosting of large scale events and conferences.

 

Fundraising Programs

·  Spring, Christmas and Fall Trade Shows for over 20 years

·  Gold Star Customer Service Awards and Training Program

 

Tourism Publications

· Fort McMurray and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo     Visitors Guide and Map

· “Experience the Energy” Oil Sands Bus Tour Package Brochure

 

Regional Tourism Representation

· Travel Alberta, Northern Tourism Destination Region

· Travel Alberta Strategic Tourism Marketing Council

· Alberta Visitor Information Program

 

Promotion of your Company or Organization

· Members are given first opportunity to participate in marketing initiatives

· Members’ brochures displayed in the Visitor Information Centre at the Oil Sands Discovery Center and Airport

· Members are highly recommended by our staff including information distributed at consumer trade shows which staff attend

 

Marketing Objectives

· Actively involved in consortia packaging, familiarization tours, travel trade shows, vacation getaway packages

· Extensive promotion of the Wood Buffalo region through radio, TV, newspaper, social media, online and magazine ads

· Provide information packages to conferences, meetings and special event coordinators

 

Savings on Marketing and Promotion

· Reduced rates in marketing publications which are distributed throughout Alberta and the world

 

Networking and Communication

· Fort McMurray Tourism keeps you up-to-date with local and provincial tourism trends and activities

·  Information workshops and sessions and the opportunity to network and partner with other industry operators

· Membership gives you a voice in establishing the marketing direction of Fort McMurray Tourism

· Effective lobbying of tourism concerns