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International Travel Expenses

On May 5, 2004 the Alberta government adopted a new policy on the mandatory publication of international travel expenses for Ministers, MLAs and Ministers' office staff.

International Travel Expenses --

International mission/travel:

International Travel Expenses

Ministry of :
International and Intergovernmental Relations (April 2004–March 2008)

Name of international mission/travel :

Premier's mission to Germany, South Africa and Ireland

Names of participants travelling :
Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta
Gordon Vincent, Deputy Chief of Staff
Marisa Etmanski, Communications Director

Dates of travel :
September 22, 2005 to October 04, 2005

Places visited :
Frankfurt and Remlingen, Germany; Johannesburg and Nelspruit, South Africa; Dublin, Ireland

Purpose of travel :
Germany: discuss business opportunities for building Alberta-Germany ties. South Africa: promote Alberta and hold meetings at World Petroleum Congress. Ireland: review health system's electronic administrative system.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes cell phone rental and usage charges, conference/registration fees, fax and internet charges, passport and visa fees, medical and inoculation fees, laundry and dry cleaning, baggage handling, meeting rooms, and other sundry expenditures)
Total $65,701.84
General Mission Expenditures
Receptions and Hosting (receptions, luncheons, dinners, and events that are hosted by the Government of Alberta (includes reception related costs for room rental, food, beverages, catering staff, service charges, entertainment, flowers))
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
Total $2,288.23
Total Costs $67,990.07

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