About Tourism Red Deer
Tourism Red Deer is a membership organization and operates under a fee-for-service agreement with The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County. The organization was established in 1987 resulting from a cooperative effort of The City’s Economic Development department, City Council and the tourism industry. Read More>>
New Executive Director – Rene Rondeau
The Board of Directors for Tourism Red Deer are pleased to announce we will soon have a new Executive Director taking the helm of our organization. Rene Rondeau is pleased to be starting his journey with our organization full time on June 1st.
Rene brings with him many years of strong relationships within our industry, and an enthusiasm to grow the experience and collaborations of our region. We feel he is the ideal candidate to support tourism partners through the journey map process and assist the Red Deer Tourism Team in creating authentic, appealing content that showcases the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, and Central Alberta.
Rene’s history in Red Deer goes back to his years at RDTV, and more currently with the Jim Pattison Group and RDNews Now. He is also the Manager and Producer for the Red Deer Rebels broadcasts and scoreboard. His ability to manage small teams and his understanding of financials of a smaller scale organization will be imperative as we climb out of the COVID 19 crisis and look to the future of Central Alberta’s tourism markets. Rene’s fresh ideas and excitement for the region he calls home will help motivate his team and motivate our partners.
We hope you join us in giving Rene a warm welcome to Tourism Red Deer!
2020 Partnership Opportunities
Tourism Red Deer can connect you with new customers, assist with experience and itinerary development, expand your marketing reach, and provide access to industry resources to support business growth.
Partners also have exclusive access to a variety of tools to leverage marketing dollars.
Tourism Joint Venture 2019 – 2022
In 2019, Tourism Red Deer has been participating in a collaborative process with The City of Red Deer, to create the “Tourism Joint Venture”. This document builds on the Destination Management Plan that was created in 2015, which identified the visitor experience as the main focus of tourism in the central Alberta Region.
COVID-19 Resources for Red Deer Tourism
Industry Members & Businesses
Updating Events on Tourism Red Deer's Website
As an industry, we understand the developing circumstances will result in event changes, postponements and cancellations locally. We ask that event organizers please submit event cancellations through the form below.
The City of Red Deer's COVID-19 Resources for Business
The City of Red Deer is committed to supporting our business community during this uncertain and difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that businesses are facing a variety of evolving challenges and understand that finding the correct solutions can be difficult. Due to this, we have created a business resource page to help you more easily navigate to the best solution for you. We will continue to update our resource page as information becomes available.
Please feel free to contact the City of Red Deer with any questions about your business related to the current state of emergency that are not answered on the resource page. You can reach the City of Red Deer at 403-342-8106 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Alberta COVID-19 Updates for Industry
Travel Alberta is working closely with the Government of Alberta, Destination Canada and Alberta destination organizations to monitor the COVID-19 situation and share relevant information. They are working diligently to provide the industry with valuable tools and resources to navigate this difficult time for tourism in our province and all of Canada.
Things That Are Open - Online Directory
A website and marketing campaign launched with support from Big 105, 106.7 The Drive, and rdnewsNOW to help promote businesses and organizations in Central Alberta who have adjusted the way they normally operate to remain open-for-business during this time. You can add your business to their directory for free.
Other Helpful Resources & Webinars
- City of Red Deer's COVID-19 update hub
- Travel Alberta's COVID-19 update hub
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 update hub
- Government of Canada COVID-19 update hub
- World Health Organization COVID-19 update hub
- Destination Canada COVID-19 update hub
- Restaurants Canada COVID-19 update hub