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RVC is a Big Deal - Here's Why

Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) 2017, is a big-ticket tourism industry conference that takes place in a different city across Canada every year. Calgary, Alberta has the honour this year, with Travel Alberta and Tourism Calgary playing host from May 9-12.

More than 1600 delegates from around the world come together for more than 24,000 business appointments with Canadian tourism operators at the over the course of four days, but the potential to further grow tourism extends far beyond Stampede Park.

“Tourism creates jobs, contributes to the diversification of the provincial economy and generally makes life better for Albertans,” says Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Alberta Culture and Tourism.  “Congratulations to Travel Alberta, Tourism Calgary and Destination Canada for hosting the nation’s foremost tourism marketplace at home in Alberta during such a special year for our country.”

“The world is watching Alberta during Canada’s 150 anniversary and we know they will love what they see,” says Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta. “Tourism is big business in our province and hosting RVC Canada in 2017 delivers direct and immediate economic benefits. With hundreds of global buyers and trade media in attendance, this event sets the stage for Team Alberta to grow tourism revenues to $10 billion by 2020.”

 “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace to Calgary, particularly as we celebrate Canada’s 150th,” says Cindy Ady, CEO, Tourism Calgary. “This opportunity to host the world in our beautiful city and showcase our great partners and the breadth of our offerings for visitors is unparalleled. We look forward to hosting a great event for Calgary, Alberta and Canada.”

This past weekend kicked off several pre-event familiarization tours across the province - introducing visitors from around the world to everything Alberta has to offer.

Alberta Culture and Tourism, Travel Alberta and Tourism Calgary are taking every opportunity to ensure RVC delegates return home with in-depth, experiential knowledge of all Alberta has to offer, driving visitation for years to come.

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