Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is showing that Canada is open and travellers are invited to explore.
Canada’s premier tourism marketplace, RVC, is an annual event that brings Canadian tourism providers together with buyers from all over the world. RVC provides a unique platform to launch new tourism products, share market insights, network, and increase the range of tourism experiences that the industry offers.
This year, our hosts Tourism Nova Scotia exceeded all expectations as they welcomed over 600 international buyers from 29 countries and highlighted the genuine warmth of authentic, Maritime hospitality.
"From coast to coast to coast, our communities rely on tourism; it's a vital component of Canada's economy. From the growing Indigenous tourism industry, to the world-class experiences and attractions that drew record numbers of visitors last year, to the great year ahead of us in terms of the people-to-people ties that connect Canada and China, it's never been a better time to be part of Canada's tourism success story."
– The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism
"Rendez-vous Canada drew record attendance this year, and that means buyers from around the world and sellers from across the country will be driving more international travel to Canada. Together, we're showing that now is the time to visit Canada."
– David Goldstein, President and CEO, Destination Canada
- RVC 2018 broke all attendance records: over 1,900 delegates attended—the most in RVC’s 42-year history.
- Global interest is higher than ever before: there was more than one buyer for every seller in attendance, from almost 30 international markets.
- All provinces and territories were represented, showing that tourism really is from coast to coast to coast; 581 tourism organizations promoted Canadian products and services this year.
- Deal makers: delegates conducted over 30,000 face-to-face business appointments during the four-day event.
- The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada brought together 32 aboriginal tourism businesses, equalling the record set last year in Calgary.