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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 :

Name of international mission/travel :

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Names of participants travelling :
Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Education
Pam Boutilier, Executive Assistant to Minister Zwozdesky

Dates of travel :
June 30, 2006 to July 05, 2006

Places visited :
Washington, D.C., USA

Purpose of travel :
Participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival which featured the province of Alberta. The Folklife Festival is an annual event that attracts one million visitors to the National Mall in the heart of Washington. Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Education hosted educational video-conferencing demonstrations which linked to Alberta schools and hosted several Alberta presentations on the Mall.

News release :

Final report :
More information :


Expenditures by Participants
Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Education
Pam Boutilier, Executive Assistant to Minister Zwozdesky
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 $6,223.72
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 $0.00
Total Costs $6,223.72

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