February Expert Guide

The Alberta Motor Association’s monthly Expert Guide connects journalists with experts on timely topics that matter to Albertans, helping create compelling and reliable news stories. We invite you to use the information below, or contact us to request an interview with one of our subject matter experts. ama.newsroom@ama.ab.ca 1-888-960-6397

Wedding woes: As many as four in 10 millennial couples are choosing to marry abroad, for both the economical and experiential perks. What many lovebirds don’t consider, however, are the myriad ways a destination wedding can become a legal, environmental or logistical nightmare if improperly planned. An expert from AMA Travel can discuss these nuptial no-nos, and ways Alberta couples can avoid them.

Rust-proof your ride: As calcium-chloride brine becomes more prevalent on Alberta roads, many drivers are left with questions about what it means for their vehicles. AMA’s chief mechanic can help educate drivers about the anti-icing agent, discuss the role of corrosion-inhibitors in the brine, and suggest ways of preventing potential damage before it occurs.

Surprising sojourns: Everyone knows someone headed to Mexico or Hawaii this time of year. But when it comes to vacation hot-spots, AMA Travel is seeing an unusually high number of non-traditional destination requests. Our trend experts can explain why places like Saint Petersburg (Russia), Seoul (South Korea), and Belize City (Belize) are on Albertans’ travel lists in 2018.