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Travel Alberta Info Centre Opens - May 9, 2016

The Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce extended their contract with Travel Alberta to manage the Visitor Information Centre for an additional three years!

Created:
February 11, 2016
Updated:
March 16, 2016

In 2015, the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce extended their contract with Travel Alberta to manage the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at 309 Gregg Avenue in Hinton for an additional three years.  Communities compete to host the Travel Alberta sponsored information centres because they provide the opportunity to promote your community.  Nearly 5 million cars move through this region annually and the VIC provides the opportunity to showcase the area to travelers and have them take time and discover the many amazing activities in and around our community.

From May until October, the Centre is supported by Travel Alberta. The Town of Hinton provides financial support to ensure that travelers get great service and our community is well represented for the rest of the year.

Community Ambassador Program - In 2015, The Chamber developed the Community Ambassador program.  As Ambassadors, VIC employees spend time in the community training the staff at local businesses to provide information and promote the area to travelers.  The program has proven popular for business and for travelers.  Guests to the area get great service, Hinton and region gets to be known as a desirable destination and business is well supported.

Stay Another Day Program – The Stay Another Day Program summarizes some of the most popular activities in our area.  The cards are widely distributed throughout Hinton and provide great reasons for visitors to stay the day, spent time and money in our community and support many jobs in the service industry.  

Trivia - There are more citizens employed along the highway within town limits, than at any of our large employers. This is an incredibly important part of local economy.

The team at the Hinton VIC were recognized as among the best in the province, getting an average of 96% in Mystery Shopper surveys and a letter of recognition from the Minister.  How to Go Team!!

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