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 2020 Rendez-vous Canada Partnership Program.
The 2020 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 5-8, 2020 in Quebec City, Quebec.
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 44 were included last year in Toronto 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 $1,310 per organization and will pay just $1150 CAD (plus GST) directly to ITAC for a one delegate, half booth registration which includes up to 34 pre-scheduled appointments.
As we are a little tighter for space this year in Quebec and that we will be a little on the outskirt, TIAC has created a new pilot program with an Enhanced Half booth. The main benefit of this category is that it includes a concurrent schedule with up to 75 pre-scheduled appointments for a fraction of the cost of a full booth. Approved businesses will pay only $1475 plus GST. This option will also include a free listing in both, online and printed directory. We are making sure that we receive the maximum visibility for our members and will have a great dedicated space for our growing industry!
Additional booth upgrades and delegate registrations can be added as follows (and payable to ITAC):
- Additional Delegate Registration: $1045 CAD + GST
- Full booth upgrade: $1,340 CAD + GST
- Upgraded listing in the RVC Directories: $395 + GST
All registration fees are due, payable to ITAC, by January 30, 2020.
Power, wifi and additional furniture are all available through show organizers at additional cost. Visit Rendez-VousCanada.Travel/sellers-info/ for more information.
**AS we are making a new enhanced backdrop this year, payment and registration must be received by maximum January 30th, 2020.
For more information on the application process, download the PDF below.