There’s no doubt the recession hit some segments of Alberta hard—-and some are still hurting….
But tourism wasnt one of them.
In fact—-Stats-Can says 2016 saw the highest level ever seen in Alberta–for tourists coming here and spending their money.
More than 8.5-billion dollars was pumped into the economy—thanks to 35-million people checking things out.
International visitors made up the biggest increase…
As a result–the province plans to spend more on programs and services to expand the tourism industry….