VANCOUVER — This year’s Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) broke attendance records up again, welcoming more than 580 international buyers from 30 countries.
The 2019 instalment of Destination Canada’s annual tourism marketplace was held in Toronto and hosted by Destination Ontario and Tourism Toronto. All provinces and territories were represented, with 571 tourism organizations promoting Canadian products and services. This included 33 indigenous tourism businesses brought together by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) in the indigenous pavilion.
“Rendez-vous Canada continues to draw record attendance, that means buyers from around the world and sellers from across the country will be driving more international travel to Canada,” says David Goldstein, president and CEO, Destination Canada.
RVC 2019 broke all attendance records, welcoming 1,918 delegates — the most in the event’s 43-year history. During the four-day event, delegates conducted more than 31,000 face-to-face business appointments, which also marked a new record.