New contest launched by Tourism Red Deer

  • Jun. 22, 2016 2:52 p.m.

With the welcoming of summer, Red Deer Tourism plans on upping its game in terms of attractions to Red Deer with the unveiling of its new program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Be Our Guest’s initiative is to bring more tourism to Red Deer with the use of electronic post cards which individuals can send to friends or family members.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

“What we’re really hoping is that people will invite their friends and family to share what they love about Red Deer,” said Liz Taylor, the executive director at Tourism Red Deer. “Whether it’s the trails or the events and more than just the backyard barbecues.”

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Individuals enter the contest by sending an electronic post card from the Be Our Guest page on the Visit Red Deer site and can invite several people once for multiple entries.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

According to Taylor, vacations within Canada have been increasing with the price of the loonie steadily declining and that since mid-2015, more tourists have been attracted to Canada because of the low dollar value.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

The contest will run through the summer until Oct. 7th. The winner of the contest will have up to four family and friends flown to Red Deer from anywhere in Canada, courtesy of Air Canada.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

“There’s still a lot of people that don’t know that you can fly in from anywhere in Canada to Red Deer,” said Taylor. “We know that the majority of Red Deerians love living in Red Deer and Central Alberta. So we wanted to build off of that.”

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Kayla Thorsen, the marketing and communications manager at the Red Deer Airport said they are excited to be part of the contest.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

“We were so excited when Liz told us about the program,” she said. “There are so many attractions and unique experiences here in Red Deer.”

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Taylor added they hope the program reaches around 1,000 individuals.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Tourism Red Deer has also brought in partnerships with several City hotels and attractions for special deals and promotions for incoming visitors.

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

“We’re also looking to building up towards 2019 during the Winter Games,” said Taylor. “We know people will be inviting their families to stay.”

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

Individuals can find the contest at

program and contest, ‘Be Our Guest’.

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