Who Exhibits At Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) ?
Rendez-vous Canada is a platform to collaborate with the entire Canadian tourism community, gaining the insights and the innovative marketing tools you need to meet the increased demand for Canadian travel experiences, and forge new contacts and strengthen existing partnerships, gain the inside track on Canadian tourism and where it’s headed, expand your network, and learn new and creative ways to market Canada to a global audience through Destination Canada’s innovative, research-driven marketing programs.Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s signature international tourism marketplace where the international travel trade connects with Canada’s tourism industry partners. This annual event provides over 1,800 international tourism industry leaders the opportunity to meet one-on-one in the marketplace.
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace. Led by Destination Canada, RVC showcases the rich diversity of Canada and contributes to the prosperity and growth of our tourism industry. Held annually in a different Canadian city, RVC introduces some 500 international tour operators (buyers) to Canadian sellers of tourism products via a series of pre-scheduled speed-dating-style appointments. It’s a quick, efficient and enjoyable way for you to meet a large number of buyers with the goal of finding the perfect match for your products and services.RVC 2019 was co-hosted by Destination Ontario and Tourism Toronto – the tenth time Ontario has hosted the conference and the sixth time for Toronto – since the event began 43 years ago. The event was co-managed and produced by Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
What To Find At Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) ?
RVC is held in a different Canadian city each year, and this year’s conference took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Destination Ontario and Tourism Toronto presented this year’s edition in partnership with Destination Northern Ontario, Ottawa Tourism, UP Express, and the Niagara Parks Commission.“Over 15 million international visitors travel to Ontario each year to experience Ontario’s stunning landscapes; local cuisine; arts and culture; and celebrate our diversity,” said Lisa LaVecchia, President and CEO, Destination Ontario. “International tourists travel for longer periods and spend more, $10 billion annually; they are high-yield economic drivers and are significantly important to Ontario’s tourism industry.”
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, led by the Destination Canada (DC). RVC connects Canadian tourism business owners with international travel buyers from all over the world in a series of pre-scheduled appointments and networking events. RVC is largely considered to be the most important show for Canadian tourism businesses to attend to learn about and meet with the travel trade.Travel buyers – like tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, and online retailers – play a significant role in bringing international visitors to Toronto and the province each year, with RVC providing a key meeting place for the industry to discuss business opportunities and partnerships. The event itself generates $3.6 million in direct economic impact for Toronto and more than $90 million in potential future business for Ontario from meetings conducted during the event.
A key aspect of RVC is the Marketplace that matches more than 1900 delegates in a series of one-on-one meetings designed to garner potential business. All 470 booths were sold out – a new record. Over the course of the event, about 32,000 pre-scheduled timed appointment meetings were held between international travel buyers and Canadian travel sellers. More than 150 tourism businesses from across Ontario took part.“Tourism is an economic driver for Toronto that sees 44 million visitors and $9 billion in spending each year,” said Jon Mamela, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer at Tourism Toronto. “A big part of that business comes from international leisure travelers. These top international travel buyers at Rendez-vous Canada connect us with those potential visitors – making Rendez-vous Canada a pivotal event for Toronto as a travel destination.”
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is an annual event bringing together Canadian sellers and international tourism product buyers from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America.“Rendez-vous Canada is an important industry event, and it’s fitting that it is taking place this year in Ontario – one of the best places in the world to visit and do business,” said Michael Tibollo, then Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario. “Rendez-vous Canada connects the country’s finest tourism offerings and opportunities with potential visitors and investors from around the world, and we’re proud to show them that Ontario is open for business.”
Every May, Destination Canada hosts Rendez-vous Canada, the country’s largest marketplace for tourism products and services. The annual event brings together tour operators and wholesalers from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America; all are eager to find new products, services, and packages featuring Alberta’s authentic experiences during pre-arranged 12-minute appointments with sellers.Marketplaces are a valuable face-to-face relationship-building tool for Canadian tourism suppliers who have an export-ready product and are serious about working in the international marketplace.Canada’s premier tourism marketplace, Rendez-vous Canada, is an annual event that brings Canadian tourism providers together with buyers from all over the world.
Rendez-vous Canada provides a unique platform to launch new tourism products, share market insights, network, and increase the range of tourism experiences that the industry offers.This year, host's Destination Ontario and Tourism Toronto exceeded all expectations as they welcomed over 580 international buyers from 30 countries and highlighted the true spirit and energy of Toronto, Ontario, and Canada."Rendez-vous Canada continues to draw record attendance, which means buyers from around the world and sellers from across the country will be driving more international travel to Canada. Congratulations to both the Destination Ontario and Tourism Toronto teams for welcoming over 1,900 attendees to experience your incredible hospitality”– David Goldstein, President, and CEO, Destination Canada."Rendez-vous Canada is an important industry event, and it's fitting that it is taking place this year in Ontario - one of the best places in the world to visit and do business," said Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. "Rendez-vous Canada connects the country's finest tourism offerings and opportunities with potential visitors and investors from around the world, and we're proud to show them that Ontario is open for business."
Rendez-vous Canada 2019 broke all attendance records: 1,918 delegates attended—the most in Rendez-vous Canada's 43-year history.
Global interest is higher than ever before: there was more than one buyer for every seller in attendance, from 30 international markets.
All provinces and territories were represented, showing that tourism really is from coast to coast to coast; 571 tourism organizations promoted Canadian products and services this year.
Dealmakers: delegates conducted over 31,000 face-to-face business appointments during the four-day event, a new record for Rendez-vous Canada.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada brought together 33 indigenous tourism businesses in the indigenous pavilion, a new record for Rendez-vous Canada.
TORONTO - Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), Canada's signature international tourism marketplace, is in full swing in Toronto with over 1,900 attendees and 580 travel sellers from across the country in attendance.Every year, in a different Canadian destination, Rendez-vous Canada brings selected international buyers and travel trade media together with invited suppliers of Canadian tourism products, services, and information. Destination Canada’s premier annual international tourism industry marketplace that matches top tourism “product” buyers and sellers in one-to-one business-to-business (B2B) appointments.At the 2019 Rendez-vous Canada's energetic Inside Track session in Toronto, CEO David Goldstein replayed for the audience several steps in the organization's rebranding process, but it came down to this: They want to resonate. They want to speak of inclusion and promote the people, not just the places. They want to capture hearts.Rendez-vous Canada is a four-day Tradeshow, with more than 1,500 tourism professionals. Twelve minutes appointments to promote or discover unique Canada experience!
Rendez-vous Canada's principal objectives are:
To provide an efficient opportunity for international buyers to meet suppliers of Canadian tourism products, services, and information in one place annually for four days of programmed business,
To increase the awareness in international target markets of Canada as a first-class international travel destination;
To increase the range and number of internationally competitive new Canadian products, services and packages offered for sale;
To provide an opportunity to inform the tourism industry both international and Canadian of Canada's international marketing activities and plans.
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is the Canadian Tourism Commission's major Canadian international co-operative sales marketplace for the buying and selling of Canada's tourism products. The Canadian Tourism Commission has been responsible for the event since 1977. As of 1998, Rendez-vous Canada has been staged by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) on behalf of the Canadian Tourism Commission, including provincial, territorial and municipal or regional tourism authorities and the private sector.Rendez-vous Canada is held in a different Canadian city each year, with this year's conference running from May 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.Travel buyers - like tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, and online retailers - play a significant role in bringing international visitors to Toronto and the province each year, with Rendez-vous Canada providing a key meeting place for the industry to discuss business opportunities and partnerships. The event itself generates $3.6 million in direct economic impact for Toronto and more than $90 million in potential future business for Ontario from meetings conducted during the event.
RVC 2019 broke all the attendance records, welcoming 1,918 delegates - the most in the event's 43-year history. During the four-day event, delegates conducted more than 31,000 face-to-face business appointments, which also marked a new record. RVC is a powerful magnet for international tour operators and wholesalers who seek out innovative and authentic tourism products, services and packages that can give them a competitive edge. As Canada's most multicultural city, with a larger-than-life personality, Toronto will provide exciting day-famils for delegates to explore the city's eclectic neighborhoods, including historic culinary tours, art and design walking tours, shopping expeditions, and visits to some of Canada's hottest tourist attractions."Tourism is an economic driver for Toronto that sees 44 million visitors and $9 billion in spending each year," said Jon Mamela, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at Tourism Toronto. "A big part of that business comes from international leisure travelers. These top international travel buyers at Rendez-vous Canada connect us with those potential visitors - making Rendez-vous Canada a pivotal event for Toronto as a travel destination."
Who Attends Rendez-vous Canada?
Forward-thinkers. Visionaries. Leaders of Canada’s travel industry. Qualified buyers come together at Rendez-vous Canada to explore and partner with Canadian tourism professionals, to market and sell Canada with confidence.
1,900+ attendees including 580+ Canadian seller organizations from all 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and 620+ qualified buyers and media from 29 countries around the world. All 100% connectors.
Why Attend Rendez-vous Canada?
You're ready to join an international community of travel innovators.
You're curious. You believe Canada's rich cultural heritage, immersive indigenous experiences, dynamic culinary offerings and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to be explored.
You understand that the immersive nature of the experiences found in Canada can be life-changing. You're ready to share them with the world.
You're a collaborator seeking innovative ways to transform your business into the next big thing.
You realize that engaging with partners only helps you ramp up your game.
You're ready to benefit from the increased demand for Canada.
If this sounds like you, Rendez-vous Canada is your opportunity to collaborate with Canada's tourism industry, get inspired, forge new contacts and strengthen partnerships across Canada. You'll expand your network, learn new and creative ways to experience and market Canada from coast to coast to coast, and you'll return home armed with the tools you need to market and sell Canada with confidence.
Attend Rendez-vous Canada 2020
Qualified travel buyers come together at Rendez-vous Canada to explore and partner with Canadian tourism professionals to gain the tools they need to market and sell Canada with confidence. 1,900+ attendees. 580+ sellers, representing 13 Canadian provinces and territories. 620+ qualified buyers and media from 29 countries.
The conference will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from world-class, renowned instructors from different parts of the world. Hosting RVC was an incredible business opportunity. It put the international tourism industry for four days and allowed us to showcase what makes our province a must-see destination to travel buyers from around the world.Over four days, tourism industry leaders collaborate one-on-one during efficient, pre-scheduled appointments, a powerful networking opportunity for all participants.Trade media were invited to participate in famils taking place in various parts of the country, offering the chance to gain first-hand experience of Canada's unique wildlife, diverse communities, and outdoor adventures.