Tourism group promoting area attractions

Tourism Red Deer is encouraging those who deal with city visitors to become Red Deer Experience Experts.

Tourism Red Deer is encouraging those who deal with city visitors to become Red Deer Experience Experts.

The not-for-profit society, which promotes local tourism, is organizing a June 21 workshop where participants will learn some important things about Red Deer and the surrounding area. These will include notable landmarks, services and attractions.

There is no cost to attend the morning workshop, which is being sponsored by the Red Deer Hotel Association and Travel Alberta, among others. It’s designed for the front-line staff of businesses and other organizations and who interact with the visiting public.

“Whether a native Red Deerian or new to the area, there are a number of attractions, facilities and experiences our city has to offer,” said a release issued by Tourism Red Deer.

“They may have become part of our everyday life and can blend into our everyday backdrop, but to visitors exploring our beautiful city, a little expertise in sharing our Red Deer must-do and must-see attractions could single-handedly make their trip that much more memorable.”

Those who complete the workshop will receive a Red Deer Expert pin and certificate.

Among those speaking will be writer and customer service expert Jeff Mowatt.

Participants can register for the workshop, which will be held at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, by going to the Tourism Red Deer website at www.tourismreddeer.com and then clicking on Industry in the top right corner, followed by About Us, and finally Industry Events.