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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 :

Education Minister to focus on teacher excellence at international summit in New Zealand

Names of participants travelling :
Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education
Thomas Bradley, Chief of Staff

Dates of travel :
March 20, 2014 to April 02, 2014

Places visited :
Wellington - New Zealand, Sydney - Australia, Melbourne – Australia, Singapore.

Purpose of travel :
From March 28-29, education ministers from across the globe shared ideas, insights, and best practices at the fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Roundtable discussions and presentations focused on topics such as professional development, attracting and retaining high quality teachers and school leaders, and inclusive education. Prior to attending the summit and immediately following, Minister Johnson also visited Australia and Singapore to meet with officials and explore innovative practices in areas ranging from Aboriginal education to teacher training.

News release :
Final report :
(No report available at this time)

More information :


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 $11,772.95
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 $502.16
Total Costs $12,275.11

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