Thank you Bonjour Quebec and Destination Quebec cité!
Please join us in thanking both Bonjour Quebec and Destination Quebec cite for their hospitality at last night’s closing reception. Our two hosts prepared “A Quilt of Experiences” cocktail reception that beautifully celebrated Québec and everything the province has to offer – a great way to highlight an incredible event.
The experiential “soirée” saw 1,450 guests let loose with themed activities at Wharf 30, special entertainment and many surprises. Including guest appearances from the Bonhomme Carnaval, Mayor of Quebec City, Tourism Minister Proulx and Minister Julien.
Attendees were treated to local flavors and specialties of local producers. There was something for everyone including seafood from the St. Lawrence, regional offerings, berries, Indigenous cuisine, iconic maple syrup and more.
Thank you once again for ending RVC 2023 on a memorable note!
Thank You to Delegates and Sponsors
Just like that, it’s the last day of RVC 2023. Thank you to all delegates for attending this year. Events like RVC 2023 are vital in supporting the recovery of Canada’s tourism sector in the years ahead, driving prosperity back into local businesses and their communities. Now more than ever it is important for visitors around the world to know Canada is ready to welcome them back with open arms!
As co-hosts of Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, it is Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s goal to connect international travel buyers with Canadian tourism businesses to create meaningful opportunities for all delegates.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful Sponsors (below) for their generous support of the Canadian tourism industry and RVC 2023, including this year’s Diamond Plus Sponsors: Air Canada, Explore Edmonton, Atlantic Canada, Travel Manitoba and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.
Thank you for helping us make the show a success!
We Want to Hear from You
Your feedback is important to the future success of RVC. The RVC 2023 team will be sending a post-event survey to you by email next week. Keep an eye out for it and let us know what you thought about this year’s event.
Airport shuttles are available for the return trip
Shuttles are available on today from the Convention Center and on June 3 from the hotels. For schedules, please click here. It is best to reserve your return shuttle now to secure your seat and be able to board the vehicle.
See you in Edmonton for RVC 2024
RVC 2023 may be over but the excitement doesn’t have to end! We’re excited to announce Rendez-vous Canada 2024 will take place in Edmonton and Explore Edmonton and Travel Alberta are getting ready to roll out the welcome mat for delegates to next year’s trade show.
"Edmonton is thrilled to be the host city for Rendez-vous Canada 2024. As the global travel industry rebounds, we are excited to showcase Edmonton to the world," said Traci Bednard, President and CEO of Explore Edmonton. "Edmonton is Canada’s festival city - vibrant, culturally rich and energized - with new experiences like the award-winning Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park where visitors and locals make a shared connection to the story of this land. Edmonton is ready to warmly welcome our partners and industry colleagues and build back Canada's visitor economy together."
“Events like RVC have never been more important to our industry, shining a global spotlight on Canada and creating meaningful opportunities for destinations and businesses across the globe. Next year, we’ll be bringing RVC 2024 to Edmonton, Alberta’s capital. We’re confident delegates will enjoy exploring and learning more about this vibrant urban centre in the heart of stunning Canadian wilderness,” said Marsha Walden, President and CEO of Destination Canada.
“Team Alberta are thrilled to welcome delegates next year to Canada’s wild side, to Canada’s Alberta, for Rendez-vous Canada 2024,” said David Goldstein, CEO of Travel Alberta. “This will be an incredible opportunity for travel professionals from Canada and across the world to experience the unrivaled spirit of adventure offered by Alberta and the warm western hospitality of Albertans.”
"We're excited to join forces with Explore Edmonton and Travel Alberta to host RVC 2024. United in our mission to return the Canadian tourism industry to pre-pandemic levels, Edmonton's diverse city and Alberta's iconic outback will provide the perfect backdrop for Canadian sellers and global buyers to make connections and generate business for years to come." Beth Potter, President and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
Whether it’s your first time in the unique city or your tenth, discover all that this exciting destination has to offer here, or click below to find out more about RVC 2024.
See you next year in Edmonton!
Join TIAC today
Sellers, did you know that by becoming a member of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), you’ll be entitled to special TIAC Member Advantage Program benefits for RVC 2024? As well as being an important part of a collective voice that drives advocacy and delivers success for our industry.
TIAC is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the interests of its private-sector members across the nation. It is the only organization in Canada that represents tourism businesses operating in the full suite of sectors in the industry at a national level; including transportation, accommodations, recreation, travel services, and food and beverage sectors.
Founded in 1930 for the development of tourism to and within Canada, TIAC today serves as the national voice of the industry and as such, it is in the best position to undertake these initiatives. Join today!