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Rendez-vous Canada 2016

From April 24-27 the travel and tourism world gathered at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for Rendez-Vous Canada (RVC) 2016. TIAC was proud to produce RVC in partnership with Destination Canada, which was bigger and better than ever. As the national voice of the travel and tourism sector, TIAC is committed to Canada’s growth and competitiveness as an international travel destination. As such TIAC is uniquely positioned to advance the needs of the industry through the production of Canada’s largest and premier tourism market place.

This year’s RVC highlighted Canada’s premier tourism businesses, hospitality and the diversity of our world-class tourism experiences. TIAC understands that the key to RVC’s success is the quality of business conducted on the show floor. Over the course of RVC, over 1800 delegates representing 1128 companies and 28 different countries attended RVC, and 28400 appointments were held. These record numbers demonstrate the global interest in Canada as a destination of choice.

Outside the normal order of business, the various events, receptions, and lunches were a hit. In partnership with Brewster Travel Canada and Just For Laughs, TIAC hosted an exclusive Members Only reception for TIAC members and Buyers, and no delegate will forget the incredible sights and sounds of RVC’s exclusive showing of Cirque de Soleil’s Luzia. At the excellent lunches hosted by Brewster Travel Canada, the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, and the Government of Canada, delegates heard several announcements about innovative and exciting Canadian tourism product.

We would like to thank Tourism Montreal and Tourism Quebec for their hard work and incredible hosting skills. We look forward to welcoming everyone next year in our host destination of Calgary Alberta. See you next year!

Tourism Industry Association of Canada