Canada’s signature international tourism marketplace is just around the corner, and we want to help you maximize your time at RVC 2023. Here are three tips to help you prepare for your upcoming trip.
Get ready for your appointments
Sellers, it’s time to get prepared! Here are a few thought-starter questions that you should be ready to answer in your conversations with Buyers:
What is open and available for guests to experience?
What changes have been implemented to itineraries and activities?
Have any terms and conditions changed? (Buyers may be looking for flexibility in booking and in cancellation terms!)
What are your rates for 2023 and 2024?
Preparing ahead of time is key to holding productive meetings during RVC 2023. We’re looking forward to showcasing the unique, diverse, and vibrant Canadian tourism experiences on offer across the country. To provide further insights into the market trends and insights, the Destination Canada in-market teams have prepared a series of video interviews with key accounts from their market to help your plan for your meetings with Buyers from that market. Look for these on the RVC website in the coming weeks. More information to be provided in the May 15 newsletter!
Have your QR Code ready for mobile check-in at RVC
New at RVC this year is mobile check-in. All delegates will receive a QR code to check-in at the registration desk. The code will be sent by email one week prior to RVC and will also be available in the RVC mobile app.
To ensure a smooth check-in process, we recommend confirming the information in your personal profile on your MyRVC Portal. If you run into technical issues or do not receive your code by email, please email [email protected].
Pack your patience for the airport arrival process
Lineups and wait times are becoming common at busy airports worldwide this year so we encourage you to prepare for delays as you travel to Québec City’s Jean Lesage International airport.
Want to know how long it will take you to get through? That can vary – check here for current wait times, as provided by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the body responsible for securing specific elements of the air transportation system, from passenger and baggage screening to screening airport workers.
Download the RVC Mobile App on May 8
The RVC 2023 app gives you access to many features and information selected to enhance your event experience. These include:
Access to your full appointment schedule
Full event schedule for RVC 2023
Shuttle and transportation information
Comprehensive profile information on attending companies and delegates
Tourist information about Québec City
Static floor plan and booth map
Notifications for instant up-to-date information about RVC 2023
Shuttle service will be available to participants for the duration of Rendez-vous Canada 2023
RVC’s organizing committee has set up a free shuttle service for RVC participants. You can use it to travel to the Convention Centre for the event, to various points of interest, and to get to the airport on the last day of the conference.
Shuttle – Airport
Special shuttles will be available on May 29 and 30 to take delegates from the airport to the downtown area. For the return trip, shuttles will also be available on June 2 from the Convention Center and on June 3 from the hotels. For schedules, please click here. We suggest you reserve your return shuttle now on to secure your seat and be able to board the vehicle.
Shuttles – Québec City
Shuttles will run continuously between the various hotels. To see detailed schedules for shuttle service to the various meeting locations, click here. Save this page to your favorites right away as it also contains useful information about the province and city of Québec that will come in handy during RVC.
Prefer to walk and explore the city on foot? Plan your routes and walking times to official RVC locations.
Walking is the ideal way to explore Québec City, and especially the perennial favourite Old Québec. There is truly no better way to see the sites, as every street corner, staircase, doorway and alleyway reveals a unique feature or attraction that could never be seen from a shuttle or coach. So lace up your walking shoes and do your part for the planet at the same time. It’s a great way to combine practicality and pleasure! The fewer times you commute, the smaller your ecological footprint.
Follow this link to calculate your carbon footprint during your stay in Québec City and find out how to offset it!
See You at Canada Night Welcome Reception!
Join Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada at this year’s Canada Night reception hosted by Atlantic Canada and sponsored by the Accor Group. Mix and mingle with your friends and colleagues over delicious food and great entertainment, including a special performance by Rankin McInnis & the Broken Reeds.
The festivities start at 6 p.m. at the historic Québec City Armoury. You’ll be treated to the sounds of Atlantic Canada and refreshments courtesy of Accor Group.
With thirteen provinces and territories in the spotlight, Canada Night is a celebration from coast to coast to coast. We hope to see you there and remember to wear your badge!
Reminder to Sellers to come to the Armoury one hour earlier at 5:00pm for Destination Canada’s Inside Track.
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!
VIA Rail FAM Trip Invitation – RVC 2023 Québec City
We would like to invite you to VIA’s RVC 2023 Fam Trip where you will have the chance to jump onboard our trains to travel from Montreal OR Toronto to Québec City. This is your chance to start your RVC networking early!
MONTREAL – Québec CITY Monday May 29th
➢ Join train #26 departing Montreal at 16:40
➢ Arrival in Québec City at 20:26.
TORONTO – Québec CITY Monday May 29th
➢ Join train #62 departing Toronto at 8:32. Arrival in Montreal at 13:43
➢ Connect with train #26 in Montreal at 16:40.
➢ Arrival in Québec City at 20:26.
Complimentary travel with business service (meal included), but space is limited to the first 100 pax to RSVP. If you would like to travel on these RVC trains, please reserve your seat as soon as possible with [email protected]. Please include your name, company name and which trains you would like to travel on. We look forward to welcoming you onboard!
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]
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,400 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as achieving Net Zero by 2050, global elimination of single use plastics, ect), Accor Solidarity and RiiSE equality programs, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity.
Canadian Accor Brands include: Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery, and Novotel. With celebrated landmark addresses, many Canadian hotels are seeing multi-million renovation plans including Fairmont Gold enhancements at Fairmont Mont Tremblant, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and the Fairmont Empress. Fairmont Hotel MacDonald has completed a million dollar renovation of their famed Confederation Lounge and will also start a full guest room renovation in 2023. The Fairmont Waterfront is planning an extensive renovation to include guestrooms, restaurants and public spaces and an exciting new Thermal Wellness Facility is breaking ground this year at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A service innovation will see the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu be the first hotel in Canada to launch Amazon’s smart hospitality solution where guest will be able to ask Alexa to order room service and request housekeeping.
Parks Canada is proud to be a silver sponsor and the official Sustainability Partner of Rendez-vous Canada 2023. As cornerstones of Canada’s tourism industry, Parks Canada administered places are committed to providing visitors with high quality and meaningful visitor experiences and supporting tourism in communities across the country.
Come visit us at Booth 1039 to find out where stories start! Parks Canada protects a vast network of cultural and natural heritage places that include 171 national historic sites, 47 national parks, five national marine conservation areas and one national urban park, including 12 of Canada’s 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From hands-on workshops to spectacular guided hikes, experiences at these iconic destinations will leave your clients with 450 000 km2 of stories.
Q: Where can I find the schedule of events?
The latest schedule of events can be found here.
Q: What happens if I lose my badge during the event?
Delegates can come to the registration desk located in the Québec Convention Centre lobby for a new badge. A replacement fee of $200 will apply.