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Business Events Update - January 2024

Preparing for the 2024 Global Destination Sustainability Index

We are in the initial stages of preparation for our submission to the 2024 Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDSI). We have laid the essential groundwork, focusing on the four pillars of the index – Environmental, Social, Supplier, and DMO. The portal opens in March, and we will have until July to update our information.

Community Impact Program Gains Momentum

The Community Impact Program (CIP) has a robust lineup of five confirmed programs scheduled for the first half of 2024. Fairmont has incorporated CIP into their upcoming Business Development Trips, a testament to our shared commitment to promoting sustainability, community engagement, and to re-imagining gifts for business and incentive travel.

Integrating the Economic Impact Calculator

We have seamlessly incorporated the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator (EIC) into our new Customer Relationship Management tool. Importantly, EIC is the same tool utilized by Travel Alberta and Destination Canada, ensuring consistency in measuring impact. This is part of our commitment to realizing the 10-Year Vision for Tourism in Banff and Lake Louise, specifically in terms of Smart Tourism. Moving forward, we will establish efficient reporting systems using the EIC.

Published 2024-04-14