Tourism Jasper visitor service centre gets award for innovation
Tourism Jasper was among three others working in visitor services to receive AMMY awards.
The AMMYS open the annual Alberta Visitors Information Providers (AVIP) conference and honour innovation and professional excellence demonstrated by individuals and groups working in more than 100 community and regional Visitor Information Centres (VIC) across the province.
“Congratulations to the finalists and award recipients for their outstanding achievements, and for going above and beyond in providing exceptional service at Alberta Visitor Information Centres. I am extremely proud of all the work and support you provide to our visitors. Alberta's Visitor Information Centres play an important role in the province’s strategy to aggressively grow the tourism industry by 2020, diversify Alberta’s economy and create good-paying jobs.”
Tourism Jasper received the Operational Excellence – Best in Class – Innovation award for turning a big tricycle into a mobile visitor service centre to meet and greet tourists at events and shopping areas.
Tourism Jasper joined three other 2016 AMMY Best-in-Class award recipients:
Individual Excellence, Leaders in VIC Management
Jose Reineking from Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, for her mentor-leadership style and leading by example.
Individual Excellence, Travel Counselling
Janet Martin from Travel Alberta Walsh Visitor Information Centre, for directing visitors to Southeastern Alberta’s hidden gems.
Visitor Service Excellence, Visitor Services
CrossIron Mills, for a running a regularly scheduled summer shuttle between the International Airport, downtown Calgary and CrossIron Mills.
Each year, a different city in Alberta is chosen to host the AMMY Awards and AVIP conference. The 2016 event was held in Spruce Grove.