Prepare for your meetings with insights and updates from Destination Canada’s international teams
Destination Canada’s Inside Track provides Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) Sellers with updates and insights on the key international markets to help you make the most of your time at the show.
Destination Canada has produced a series of videos where each of their market specialists has partnered with a key account Buyer to answer questions that will help you sell Canada; what are the key travel trends in the market? How has the market changed over the past few years? And of course a key question – what does your market love about Canada?
Check out the RVC website for links to videos from each of the key markets; Australia, China, Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
We hope you find these videos helpful, entertaining, and insightful as you prepare for RVC2023.
Please note, with the exception of the France market video, the videos are recorded in English with French subtitles
Shuttle service available to participants for the duration of RVC2023
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.
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 to secure your seat and be able to board the vehicle.
Québec City Shuttles
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? 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!
Join us at “The Office”
Are you a Buyer, a member of the Media, or a TIAC Member Seller? You’re invited to join the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Baxter Media and partners for a mix and mingle with fellow delegates at “The Office” on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Relax and unwind at the end of your first day of RVC 2023 and gather with leaders of Canada’s tourism industry at the Québec City Convention Centre. Get to know sponsors of The Office by flipping through the 2023 Office digital cookbook at travelpress.com/RVC2023/Cookbook.
Please note that your RVC Badge is required for entrance. This event is only open to Buyers, Media and TIAC Member Sellers. If you’re not a TIAC Member, be sure to meet the team at the TIAC Connection Zone during RVC 2023 to join!
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - Energize yourself and participate to morning activities on June 1st
Yoga relaxation session
The beginning of the day is a good time to set your intention and take care of yourself with kindness. Yoga relaxation offers movement, breathwork and self-massage that promotes inner calm and focus.
You are invited to this activity on June 1st from 6:30 am to 7:30 am at the Augustine Monastery.
Equipment will be provided. Just bring your own water bottle.
Places are limited. Registration required.
Registration deadline : May 18th
Morning walk or run
The well-being of delegates is a top priority for the RVC team and we are pleased to offer a 45-minute activity, either a walk or a run at this year’s event. Postcard routes have been designed by the dynamic team of Je cours Québec in order to start the day by moving, while admiring exceptional urban panoramas of the city.
Anyone interested in joining will meet on June 1st at 6:30 am.
The meeting point will be confirmed later to registered participants.
Places are limited. Registration required.
Registration deadline: May 18th
If you have questions please contact:
Joëlle Roy, Destination Québec cité ([email protected])
Host reception: See you on June 1, 2023, for the Host reception : “A Quilt of Experiences”
Québec is a place of boundless variety and you’ll experience it during this reception, where the warmth and creativity of Québecers will be on full display! All RVC guests are invited to the reception hosted by Bonjour Québec and Destination Québec cité with the aim of celebrating Québec and everything it has to offer. Prepare for a festive evening where tourism partners from all over the world will have a chance to be introduced—to each other and to the extraordinary quilt of Québec experiences!
Our 1,450 guests will be treated to a cocktail reception along with themed activities, special entertainment provided by our partners, and many other surprises! You’ll be able to sample local flavours and the specialties of our local producers. There will be something for everyone: seafood from the St. Lawrence, regional offerings, berries, Indigenous specialties, maple syrup, and more, so come taste the flavours of Québec with us!
The reception will take place from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm at Quai 30 (Wharf 30), Cruise Terminal, 300 Rue de l'Estuaire in Québec City. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the evening, starting at 6:00 pm to take you to Wharf 30 and until 11:00 pm for the return trip.
Come and meet Québec. We’ve stitched together a whole quilt of experiences for you during this enchanting evening! Québec looks forward to seeing you there!
We want to extend warm thanks to the Ministry of Tourism and the Secrétariat à la Capitale-Nationale as well as all ofour valued partners and Québec’s regional and sectoral tourism associations for their contributions to making this event a major lever for promoting and enhancing Québec’s appeal as a tourism destination internationally.
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]
Atlantic Canada is brimming with lush vistas and uncrowded beaches, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant and welcoming culture that will ensure you feel like a local in no time.
Atlantic Canada is made up of four distinct provinces, each with its own set of charms, getaways, and coastal adventures, yet all share the same sea that has shaped the land, history, culture, and cuisine of the region.
Together, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island boast Canada’s most spectacular coastline – more than 43,000 kilometres – and every seaside activity you can imagine, including warm water swimming, long walks on uncrowded beaches, and nature viewing on a grand scale. In fact, there’s something for every level of adventurer, from leisurely cycling, sea kayaking and sailing to robust zip-lining and tidal bore rafting. There are eight national parks in Atlantic Canada, where guests can enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air of the great outdoors.
The region delivers rich and diverse marine and wildlife experiences. During summer and autumn, visitors have the opportunity to view a variety of mammals including rare whales, porpoises, seals, moose, deer, beaver, black bears, bobcats, lynx, plus eagles and numerous birds. All four provinces offer quality wildlife viewing excursions, ideal for nature lovers and photographers.
Atlantic Canada is world-famous for its fresh and abundant seafood, in particular lobster, salmon, cod, scallops, mussels, and oysters. Drop into a seaside café for a tasty lobster roll and seafood chowder, stroll through a local farmers’ market, or take in one of the many culinary or cultural festivals throughout the season. It’s truly a foodie’s paradise.
Learn more about experiences in British Columbia
BC’s expansive backyard inspires introspective personal journeys and unbridled adventures. Our cities, set on the doorstep of the wild, make it easy to step into nature and explore the endless possibilities of the outdoors. Our people connect explorers with unexpected moments that renew the human spirit. Here, cities aren’t just close to nature. They’re shaped by it. Places that are every bit as alive as the wilderness that surrounds them. On Canada’s west coast, nature and culture welcome you in to explore not just new sights, but new sides of yourself. Find yourself in the raw power of British Columbia’s towering mountains, lush rainforests, and rugged coastlines, and tap into something bigger– awaken a deeper connection and regain perspective.
To learn more about experiences in British Columbia, visit HelloBC.com.
Q: When is the Marketplace open?
The Marketplace is open May 31, June 1 and June 2 from 8:30 am to 5 pm..
Q: How many seats are there at each lunch table?
There are 10 seats available at each table.