Largest ever Indigenous tourism delegation attends Rendez-vous Canada trade show


May 29, 2019, Territory of the Mississauga’s of New Credit and the Traditional Territories of the Anishinaabek , Mississaugas, Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaunee, (Toronto, ON) – The annual Rendez-vous Canada trade show started yesterday, and this year, there are 43 Indigenous tourism businesses attending, the largest ever representation of Indigenous tourism in Canada to take part in the event.

Held from May 28 to 31, 2019, Rendez-vous Canada provides the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) an opportunity to actively promote to buyers their new travel packages, outdoor adventures, cultural activities, and accommodation options from coast to coast.

“We look forward to Rendez-vous Canada every year,” says Keith Henry, president & CEO of ITAC. “Not only does it give us the opportunity to connect with tourism industry leaders from across the country, but it allows us to share and showcase the many Indigenous experiences available within Canada with tour operators from around the world.”

The four-day event is an important industry trade platform for Canadians to launch new tourism products, share market insights for the benefit of sellers, view other products through a competitive lens and increase the range of tourism experiences that the Canadian tourism industry has to offer.

This year, 68 delegates affiliated with ITAC are attending the event.

In total, there are 470 (sold out) booths and 1,900 delegates taking part in this year’s event.

This year, Rendez-vous Canada is hosting 584 international and domestic buyers, with the three leading countries, Canada, China, and US – 114 from Canada, 84 from China, and 74 from the US.

To learn more about Rendez-vous Canada, visit www.RendezVousCanada.ca

Check out some of the photos from RVC 2019 in the gallery below.

About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is the lead organization tasked with growing the Indigenous tourism industry across the country.  Inspired by a vision for a thriving Indigenous tourism economy sharing authentic, memorable and enriching experiences, ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates. By uniting the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada, ITAC works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol.  With Indigenous tourism outpacing Canadian tourism activity overall and international demand for Indigenous experiences at an all-time high, ITAC recently updated its five year plan.  To view packages and experiences available visit IndigenousCanada.Travel. For more information on ITAC visit www.IndigenousTourism.ca

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