2019 Rendez-vous Canada Partnership Program: Call for Applications

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the 2019 Rendez-vous Canada Partnership Program.

The 2019 Rendez-vous Canada Partnership Program is an initiative which aims to increase participation from qualified Indigenous tourism providers at the upcoming Rendez-vous Canada travel tradeshow held May 28-31, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, led by the Destination Canada (DC). RVC connects Canadian tourism business owners with international travel buyers from all over the world in a series of pre-scheduled appointments and networking events. RVC is largely considered to be the most important show for Canadian tourism businesses to attend to learn about and meet with the travel trade.

There is a growing global demand for authentic Indigenous tourism, which prompted ITAC to create the inaugural national Indigenous tourism section on the RVC tradeshow floor in 2015. 22 Indigenous Tourism businesses took part in 2016, and 41 in 2017 and 42 were included last year in Halifax within the Indigenous Canada floor space, many attending RVC for the first time. This showcase is designed to feature authentic Indigenous tourism experiences, while facilitating productive business connections with domestic and international buyers.

Successful applicants will be eligible to access a registration subsidy of $1,385 per organization, and will pay just $1120 CAD (plus GST) directly to ITAC for a one delegate, half booth registration.

Additional booth upgrades and delegate registrations can be added as follows (and payable to ITAC):

Concurrent Schedule Upgrade: $325 CAD + GST
Additional Delegate Registration: $1045 CAD + GST
Full booth upgrade: $1,295 CAD + GST

All registration fees are due, payable to ITAC, by January 18, 2019.

Power, wifi and additional furniture are all available through show organizers at additional cost. Visit http:/Rendez-VousCanada.travel/sellers-info/ for more information.

For more information on the application process, download the PDF below.

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