Buyers and non-TIAC Member Sellers will be able to request appointments, starting on April 10. Requests previously opened to TIAC members on March 27. All appointment requests must be received by April 30.
Delegates may submit requests indicating who they would like to meet with and can assign a priority to each request. Appointment requests are processed by computer-generated match-making according to the following priorities:
Buyers and TIAC Members who mutually seek appointments and create a “perfect match”
Buyers and other Sellers who mutually seek appointments and create a “perfect match”
Non-mutual appointments requested by Buyers
Non-mutual appointments requested by Sellers
Appointment schedules will be posted to your MyRVC portal as of May 8.
How to Request an Appointment
Learn how to submit appointment requests for RVC 2023 using our trusty Appointment Request Guide. Here you will find information on how to request an appointment, prioritize your requests, view recommended organizations you may want to meet with, and much more.
Seller Hotel Rooms are Selling Fast – Book Now!
Have you booked your accommodation for Rendez-vous Canada? If not, we encourage Sellers to book accommodations early at one of the official RVC Host hotels. We have secured preferred rates for all RVC attendees and and rates are based on availability.
To access these rates, please make use of the RVC partnership with Resiada Housing
Click on the Book Now link below
Blocks are available until April 21, 2023, after which they will be subject to availability.
If you have any hotel-related questions, please contact Resiada Housing Call Center at 1-438-803-2738 or email: [email protected]
RVC rates can be booked through April 21, 2023, after which they will be subject to availability.
Please note, Buyers and Media accommodation is booked on your behalf by the RVC Project office. Hotel assignments will be shared in due course.
Registration Deadline for Québec City Tours: April 27
There’s still time to register for RVC 2023 City Tours! Sign up before April 27 and get ready to discover the host city of this year's RVC Québec City.
Immerse yourself in the heart of the French-speaking world in North America with its warm, vibrant and authentic culture, taste the little treasures of the local terroir and be taken away by the dazzling natural surroundings, while also learning about the history and traditions of the Huron‑Wendat Nation.
Whether you are a lover of history, culture, gastronomy, wellness, art or simply of adventure, there is certainly a city tour that will charm you.
Check out the list of tours below:
Meeting a Nation: Wendake
Historic Québec City and Public Market
A Taste of History in Old Québec
Walking Tour of Québec City
Montmorency Falls and Côte-de-Beaupré
Gourmet Getaway to Île d’Orléans
Experience Nature and Great Outdoors
Québec City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus (Buyers only)
St. Lawrence River Cruise (Buyers only)
Photographe iStock/swissmediavision; Région touristique Montréal Site Parc du Mont-Royal
Keep the good times rolling! Extend your Québec stay: our advisors are standing by to help you plan the rest of your Québec adventure
Attending RVC 2023 and networking with thousands of international tourism industry partners is great. But know what’s even more exciting? Extending your stay and venturing out to explore Québec’s vast territory, experience local life to the fullest, and get to know its most spectacular spots!
Encountering the joie de vivre and generosity of Quebecers will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. These proud representatives of French-speaking culture in North America are always pleased to share their passion for their roots. So don’t leave just yet—stay a little longer to delve deeper into the heart of Québec’s creative culture, meet its friendly people, visit its local producers, artisans, and Indigenous communities and round out your RVC experience with an unforgettable trip.
For visitors of all kinds—nature lovers, culture and history buffs, foodies in search of local flavours, fans of road trips or vibrant, festive cities — Bonjour Québec advisors are standing by to answer your questions. Available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1 877-bonjour (toll-free in Canada and the United States), or at 1 514 873-2015 from anywhere in the world, our advisors will be happy to help you plan your post-RVC stay and recommend the best activities in Québec’s regions.
Come experience the excitement of life as we know it in Québec. Join with Quebecers in celebrating the beauty of this extraordinary land and the music of the French language, letting your heart beat in unison with them!
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) may be all about business but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun while you’re at it! We have curated a variety of networking opportunities and social events for you to enjoy throughout the week. Make connections, share ideas and enjoy some hospitality with new friends.
Check out our top three tips to help you make the most of RVC 2023’s networking events:
Have some conversation starters ready
Striking up a conversation with someone you’ve never met before can be intimidating. Whether you’re looking to join a conversation or start your own, it’s important to go in with the right approach. Here’s a few conversation starters to get you started:
Where do you work?
Have you been to RVC before?
Have you taken in any of the local sights?
Use active listening
One of the most important parts of building relationships is practicing active listening. This shows you are paying attention to and understanding what the other person is saying. Be sure to ask follow-up questions – this can help you learn if your services can help them.
Make your pitch
Once you’ve given the other person a chance to speak, be prepared to give your elevator pitch. Introduce yourself, describe what you do and why you do it.
Opportunities throughout the week
This year’s RVC social calendar includes:
Tuesday May 30
RVC City Tours hosted by Bonjour Quebec and Destination Quebec cité: various departure times throughout the day
Destination Canada’s Inside Track (Sellers only): 17:00 – 18:00
Canada Night Opening Reception Hosted by Atlantic Canada with the Support of Accor Group: 18:00 – 20:00
Wednesday May 31
Breakfast hosted by Tourism Saskatchewan: 07:30 to 08:30
Lunch hosted by Travel Manitoba: 12:00 -13:30.
“The Office” Rendez-vous Canada Buyers & TIAC Members-only Reception: 17:00 – 19:00
Thursday, June 1
Lunch hosted by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada: 12:00 – 13:30
Bonjour Québec Reception: 18:30 – 23:00
Friday, June 2
Lunch hosted by Explore Edmonton: 12:00 – 13:30
RVC Mobile App to Launch on May 8
We are thrilled to share that the RVC Mobile App will be available to RVC 2023 delegates on Monday May 8. Stay tuned for more information!
Québec City at a Glance
Here are some highlights that will help you to better explore this year’s RVC host city and find out what Québec City is best known for:
Just a few minutes from Wendake where we find the Huron-Wendat Nation, one of the only urban Indigenous communities in Québec
Founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain
Recognized as the cradle of French civilization in North America
A UNESCO world heritage treasure (1985) on account of its heritage site of Old Québec
The only fortified city north of Mexico
City where you can find the most photographed hotel in the world: The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Divided into two distinct parts (the Upper Town and the Lower Town) linked by nearly 30 sets of stairs
Located less than 15 minutes by car from the city center, Montmorency Falls are 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls
A very safe city, with one of the lowest crime rates in North America
Meet the Press
Sellers, make sure to include travel trade media in your appointment selections for RVC 2023!
Selected by Destination Canada’s international teams, these writers publish stories and articles in travel trade outlets around the world, giving your products and experiences great exposure to travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, and more.
Some writers come with specific story angles in mind, while others want to hear what’s new and unique. Many want to know what’s changed in the destination after the past few years. When you meet with the media, ask what they’re after for the best chance of exposure. Got a question about the media? Send an email below!
Special Travel Rates with RVC Sponsors Air Canada & Avis/Budget
Planning your trip to RVC 2023? Our travel sponsors are offering exclusive discounts for all conference delegates.
Air Canada is pleased to provide delegates with a special industry discount fare that will enable your organization to fly to Québec City during the period of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, to Friday, June 9, 2023. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your code in the Promotion Code Box.
RVC 2023 PROMO CODE: M4G8WRZ1
Enjoy special discounts on eco-friendly and fuel-efficient compacts, hybrids and premium and luxury sedans with Avis/Budget. Rates are available for 7 days before the event until 7 days after the event.
Reservations can also be made by calling 1 (800) 331-1600. You will be asked to provide one of the above Budget Customer Discounts to ensure you receive the best available car rental rates. AVIS/Budget’s Meeting & Group Services team is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Should you have any questions or for assistance, please do not hesitate to call or send an email: [email protected]
ITAC Recognized as Diamond Sponsor at RVC 2023
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is delighted to announce ITAC has been recognized as a Diamond Sponsor of RVC 2023. ITAC is a global leader in the development and marketing of Indigenous tourism experiences.
With over 1900 Indigenous tourism businesses across Canada, ITAC represents businesses controlled and operated by First Nations, Métis, or Inuit Peoples that demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local Indigenous community and traditional territory where they operate.
This year, ITAC will be hosting the lunch on Thursday, June 1. Additionally, ITAC and Destination Canada are happy to announce the collaboration of a shared space to be set up in the centre of the RVC markletplace. Please come join us at the Destination Canada / Destination Indigenous gathering space for the opportunity to meet the teams , and learn about the work both our organizations are doing. Hope to see you there!
Saskatchewan is known for its wide-open landscapes and living skies – where a dome of blue sky is painted with cotton candy clouds, and sunrises and sunsets are an uninterrupted spectacle of colour and light. Night skies are equally dramatic, with shows of dancing northern lights and a picture of the Milky Way that sparks wonder and curiosity. There’s music in the roar of rushing water and the sound of thousands of migrating birds overhead. Saskatchewan hospitality is all about food – flavours that celebrate the province’s multicultural heritage, showcase the quality of ingredients and products, and nurture appreciation of the land and its bounty. Visit Saskatchewan and you’ll be immersed in storytelling about Indigenous peoples, their traditions and connection to the land. In cities, towns and communities throughout the province, residents are eager to share what makes Saskatchewan a fascinating and inspiring destination.
Credit: Dennis Fast- Courtesy of Travel Manitoba
Come see Travel Manitoba at #RVC2023!
In Manitoba, we know the longing for travel is felt in the heart. So when your heart needs quiet, or when it needs to race, sing or reflect, follow it here to the middle of Canada. Go to Churchill and paddle alongside beluga whales in summer, walk among polar bears in fall and witness dazzling northern lights in winter. Visit the world’s largest Inuit art collection at Qaumajuq, and see The Leaf - Canada’s Diversity Gardens in Winnipeg, the hip and trendy art, food and cultural centre of Manitoba. When your heart needs travel, Canada’s heart is calling.
Meet us on the trade show floor at the Manitoba booth to learn more about Manitoba and our partners! Meet representatives from Travel Manitoba, Tourism Winnipeg, Winnipeg’s world-class attractions and sellers from Churchill.
Don’t forget to tag us on social media with #ExploreMB. See you in May!
Q: Is there wireless internet available at Rendez-vous Canada?
Yes, Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Québec City Convention Centre and inside the Marketplace. Wi-Fi is also available at all official RVC host hotels.
Q: Where can I find an attendee list?
The online directory will be available to all registered Buyer and Seller delegates as of March 27, 2023 through your MyRVC Portal. Attendee lists are not available to the general public.