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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 :

Strengthen trade and investment relations between Alberta and the Middle East

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Ronald Liepert, Minister of Energy

Dates of travel :
June 25, 2010 to July 04, 2010

Places visited :
Doha, Qatar, Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Purpose of travel :
Energy Minister Ron Liepert travelled to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to promote Alberta as a leader in responsible development. The minister met with representatives from the energy industry, the investment community and government to discuss shared energy issues and encourage investment in Alberta’s energy sector.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister Ron Liepert met with representatives from industry, the investment community and government to discuss shared energy issues and to encourage investment in Alberta’s energy sector.
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 $2,430.60
General Mission Expenditures
Minister Liepert met with representatives from industry.(includes translator and interpreter fees)
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 $2,602.11
Total Costs $5,032.71

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