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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 :

Minister Knight traveled to Houston, Texas to discuss Alberta’s growing role in North American energy security.

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
April 22, 2009 to April 25, 2009

Places visited :
Houston, Texas, USA

Purpose of travel :
The Minister highlighted Alberta’s position as a world energy leader at a meeting of US oil industry executives and was the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute’s Downstream Committee meeting. This committee consists of presidents of US companies involved in the downstream sector.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister Knight traveled to Houston, Texas to discuss Alberta’s growing role in North American energy security at a meeting of U.S. oil industry executives (April 22 to 24, 2009).
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 $6,983.33
General Mission Expenditures
Minister Knight's trip to Houston Texas
(hosting and working sessions)
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 $767.58
Total Costs $7,750.91

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