CALGARY – Alberta’s Rocky Mountains are once again bursting with visitors in what could be another banner year, but the government is hoping to get more tourists spending in other areas of the province as well.“The Rockies are often the hook to get those international travellers to come,” says Shelley Grollmuss, vice-president of industry development at Travel Alberta.“And then we work very hard with our industry partners to try and build road trips or other itineraries, where they can go into other areas of the province and explore.”It’s all part of the province’s plan to boost tourist spending from the $8.3 billion in 2014 to $10 billion by 2020, and to increase jobs in the industry as it works to further diversify an economy that has been heavily reliant on oil and gas.Last week, Premier Rachel Notley announced $33.5 million in funding for an expansion of the Fort Edmonton historic site as part of the Alberta jobs program.“Our government will expand tourist sites to bring in more visitors from around the world, the rest of Canada, and Alberta,” Notley said.The new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie, Alta., has already seen 100,000 visitors in its first 10 months of operation.The older Royal Tyrrell dinosaur museum in Drumheller, Alta., has already topped 135,000 visitors since the start of April, while it set an attendance record last year with 479,000 visitors from more than 130 countries.Grollmuss says tourist numbers are helped by a low dollar that makes travelling abroad for Canadians more expensive than a few years ago when the loonie was higher.Similarly, the loonie’s fall helps make Canada less expensive and more attractive to international visitors.An increase in direct international flights is also helping, Grollmuss says.Hainan Airlines recently launched a direct flight from Beijing to Calgary at the end June, while WestJet started flying direct to London in May.“We do have more tour operators and online travel agencies globally selling Alberta now than we’ve ever had before,” Grollmuss says.But attendance at national parks in Alberta is making other attractions pale in comparison.Banff saw an eight per cent jump to 3.9 million visitors, Jasper was up five per cent to 2.3 million, and Waterton Lakes rose 16 per cent to 486,000 visitors for the financial year ended in March.Lake Louise at Banff National Park was so busy on the Canada Day long weekend that police temporarily shut down access to the town to everyone but residents and those with reservations at hotels.Dave Kaiser, head of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association, says most of province’s tourism industry has been hit hard by the recession, but the resorts are seeing strong results.“You wouldn’t know we’re in the same province,” Kaiser says.He said hotels in Alberta outside the Rockies in the past year have seen a 25 per cent drop in revenue per room, but in the mountain resorts, revenue is actually up 12 per cent.“We just need to find ways to get some of those tourists to not only go to Banff and the mountains, but to get them travelling to other parts of the province as well,” said Kaiser.———Follow @ibickis on Twitter Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta., Wednesday, May 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Alberta hopes success in Rocky Mountain tourist areas will spread to other areas by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig hit home runs in front of an announced crowd of 37,314 at Dodger Stadium. Taylor went 3 for 4 with a grand slam, Joc Pederson went 3 for 5, and three other Dodgers had two hits apiece.The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10. Their last four victories have been by a combined final score of 43-10. It helps that the Dodgers have played only sub-.500 teams in that time – the Phillies, Giants, Padres and Pirates have all been struck with various shades of adversity in the season’s first month.At one point right-hander Jameson Taillon was scheduled to start Monday for the Pirates. Taillon, 25, has a 3.36 earned-run average 24 starts into a promising career. But he went on the disabled list Thursday with groin discomfort; Monday the team announced that Taillon was in Pittsburgh undergoing surgery for suspected testicular cancer.That opened the door for Trevor Williams, a 25-year-old relief pitcher, to make his second career start. It did not go well.Andrew Toles and Corey Seager began the game with nearly identical at-bats. Toles chopped a ball that dribbled parallel to the first-base chalk and never veered foul, a single. Seager chopped a ball a few feet fair that Williams failed to lob to first base in time, an error. With one out, Cody Bellinger walked to load the bases. Pederson drove a single to right field and Toles scored the Dodgers’ first run.Given a tremendous opportunity, Taylor continued to stake his claim as the Dodgers’ most surprising story of 2017. He saw three pitches from Williams – all sliders, all in the strike zone. Taylor tagged the third pitch to left-center field, his third home run of the season and his second career grand slam.A solo home run by Puig later in the inning gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead.Counting a grand slam by Bellinger on Saturday – Sunday’s game was rained out – Taylor gave the Dodgers grand slams in consecutive games for the first time since September 2004.As the marine layer settled in over the stadium, the baseball stayed in the park. But the Dodgers were getting good pitches to hit and even better bounces, so it didn’t seem to matter.The Dodgers had runners on second and third base in the third inning when Yasmani Grandal hit a ball 84 feet down the first-base line in near-slow motion. Ordinarily a routine out, the Pirates’ infield was playing so shallow that first baseman Josh Bell couldn’t get to the ball in time. It bounced a few feet in front of the bag then veered foul for a two-run double.In the fourth inning, an RBI single by Turner and an RBI double by Pederson gave the Dodgers a 10-0 lead.In the seventh inning, Kiké Hernandez hit a grounder that bounced off the third-base bag, then up and over the head of third baseman Gift Ngoepe.Hernandez entered the game as a defensive replacement for Seager in the fifth inning. Seager was not hurt, but Roberts opted to rest his star shortstop for the final five innings of the blowout.Wood’s 11 strikeouts were a season high. In five starts this season he is 2-0 with three no-decisions and a 3.33 earned-run average. LOS ANGELES >> Dave Roberts did not tell Alex Wood until Sunday that he would be starting Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Maybe Roberts should keep Wood in suspense more often.Wood didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 12-1 win. He struck out 11 batters in five shutout innings and left with a 10-0 lead.• PHOTOS: Dodgers beat Pirates 12-1 at Dodger Stadium
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