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  • Meet your RVC Platinum Level Sponsor: Travel Alberta (5/11/2017) - We can’t wait to see you! Come get a taste of the experiences you can have when you #explorealberta. Visit Travel Alberta at the Alberta Cafe on May 10th, 11th and 12th on the RVC Marketplace Floor and discover for … Continue reading
  • Meet your Official Motor Coach & Diamond Level Sponsor: National Motor Coach (5/11/2017) - Motorcoach Charter needs for Western Canada National Motor Coach is a multi-faceted total transportation company, utilizing the latest in 24, 48 and 56-passenger luxury motorcoaches for sightseeing tours, and a 24-passenger lounge limo-coach for incentive and corporate travel. Driver guides. … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Diamond Level Sponsor: Air Canada (5/11/2017) - Air Canada Unveils New Livery Inspired by Canada.
  • Meet your RVC Diamond Level Sponsor: AccorHotels (5/11/2017) - Experience the best of Canada with AccorHotels The moments you remember from your travels can happen when you least expect them. Our Canadian properties include the vibrant Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile, the breathtaking Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Novotel … Continue reading
  • Meet your Official Luncheon Host & Multi-Level Sponsor: Calgary Stampede (5/11/2017) - Just because all our competition is big doesn’t mean that our competitors have to be. Don’t miss the 2017 @Calgarystampede July 7-16.
  • Meet your RVC Diamond Level Sponsor: Canada 150 (5/11/2017) - Visit the @Canada150th booth for free promotional items and to hear about how you can participate, celebrate and explore during this important milestone.
  • Meet your Official Luncheon Host & Diamond Level Sponsor: Niagara Falls Tourism (5/11/2017) - Experience One Wonder After Another! There are so many exciting things to discover in Niagara Falls that will keep you busy from morning to night- and dreaming about what the next day will bring! Come #ExploreNiagara! @FallsTravelTrade.com
  • Meet your Official Luncheon Host & Diamond Level Sponsor: Travel Manitoba (5/10/2017) - Manitoba is home to some of the most magnificent displays of the aurora borealis on earth. With peak viewing season from January to March, the winter months draw travelers from around the world to witness this celestial display.  For more on … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Diamond Level Sponsor: Studio Bell (5/10/2017) - Let your inner rock star shine at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Play the guitar, mix a track, or sing along in our vocal booths. Stunning architecture and interactive exhibitions make this a NEW must-see national attraction … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Platinum Level Sponsor: Tourism Kingston (5/10/2017) - Steeped in history, yet always changing – Kingston is where culinary, culture and creators meet! Visit Kingston at Booth #134-A and discover why you should add Canada’s first capital to your itinerary!
  • Meet your RVC Platinum Level Sponsor: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (5/10/2017) - Discover the power of surprise. From outdoor to urban, cultural to culinary, Ontario offers adventures to excite every traveller. The energy of Toronto and Ottawa. The awe of Niagara Falls. The charm of small towns. The enjoyment of local vintages … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Platinum Level Sponsor: Québec Original (5/10/2017) - Québec, a one-of-a-kind destination Québec offers an unforgettable experience with its large open spaces that cohabit with vibrant cities, its hospitality and its blend of Indigenous, French and English heritage which gives it its distinct culture. Not to mention the gastronomy, St. … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Platinum Level Sponsor: Hainan Airlines (5/10/2017) - Fly your dreams! Thank you for attending the 2017 Rendez-Vous Canada. Hainan Airlines inherits “Oriental hospitality” and advocates a “respect for the customer” service spirit, becoming a world-class aviation enterprise and brand for the Chinese nation. We appreciate your business … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Best Western (5/9/2017) - With more than 200 properties across Canada, Best Western Hotels and Resorts has a hotel to fit your needs. Visit us at Booth #127-129 to learn more about our growing family of 7 hotel brands!
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Edmonton International Airport (5/9/2017) - Access to Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is easy from 60 non-stop flights, including year-round service on KLM and Icelandair from Europe. As the gateway to Canada’s North and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies – connect easily through Canada’s northernmost major … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Brewster Travel Canada (5/9/2017) - Pursuit is a collection of inspiring and unforgettable travel experiences in the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver, BC. We are curators of world-class attractions and tours and distinctive lodges that let people discover iconic places and feel the joy that comes … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Partner : DUFRY (5/9/2017) - We partner closely with travel trade industry. We tailor our tour program to enhance your customer’s travel journey and make sure they enjoy the World Class experiences in our stores.  
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Edmonton Tourism (5/9/2017) - Grab Canadian winter by the snowballs and come visit #YEG during @IceOnWhyte Festival and @silverskate Festival #exploreedmonton #wintercity #yegwinter #winter2018
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Solstice Skywatch (5/9/2017) - The Northwest Territories will soon be home to Canada’s first and only five-star Aurora lodge. Visit the Skywatch Lodge & Spa display located outside BMO Centre’s main entrance to preview our luxury suite and enter to win an extraordinary trip … Continue reading
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor: Ripley’s Aquarium (5/9/2017) - Step into another world at Canada’s largest indoor aquarium. Explore 16,000 fish and 450 species from the waters of the world in the heart of downtown Toronto. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada at Booth 145 to learn more!  
  • Meet your RVC Gold Level Sponsor : Parks Canada (5/9/2017) - A trip to Canada isn’t complete without visiting some of the country’s most iconic places! Visit Parks Canada at Booth 448-454 for tips on including amazing experiences at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in your … Continue reading
  • Meet your Official RVC Car and Truck Rental and Silver Sponsor: Budget (5/8/2017) - Budget has assigned a specific discount number to Rendez-vous Canada 2017 delegates.  Your Budget Customer Discount or BCD number is A735099. When calling Budget at 1 (800) 842-5628 to make reservations, attendees should provide our reservations agents with this BCD … Continue reading
  • Meet your Official RVC Car and Truck Rental and Silver Sponsor: AVIS (5/8/2017) - AVIS has assigned a specific discount number for Rendez-vous Canada 2017 delegates.  Your Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number is C409399. When calling Avis at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations, attendees should provide our reservations agents with this AWD … Continue reading
  • Know Before You Go (5/5/2017) - We are looking forward to welcoming you to Calgary for Rendez-vous Canada 2017, Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace! Please find below some helpful information to prepare you for your arrival at RVC 2017. Transportation RVC 2017 hosts, Tourism Calgary and Travel … Continue reading
  • Part III – How to make the most of RVC as a seller (5/5/2017) - Follow up. Be sure to follow-up on your leads after your appointments are over. Find out how the buyer wants to receive follow-ups (e-mail? telephone?). If you promise materials or answers to specific questions – respond in a timely manner. … Continue reading
  • Part III – How to make the most of RVC as a buyer (5/5/2017) - Explore the Region Attend the City tours and Pre-Post FAM trips to explore the region first-hand, before and after Rendez-vous Canada. These excursions are specifically designed for you to showcase the best that Calgary and Alberta have to offer! It … Continue reading
  • Calgary paints the town red to welcome RVC 2017! (5/5/2017) - Enjoy an illuminating view of Calgary to celebrate the opening of RVC 2017! A collection of Calgary’s attractions and iconic landmarks will light up the night sky to welcome RVC 2017 delegates. The evening of May 9, the city centre … Continue reading
  • How to RVC Videos (5/5/2017) - Check out the latest from our How to RVC series with tips from veteran delegates:  Tips for sellers – Annick Robichaud-Butland, Admissions and Group Tours Manager, Hopewell Rocks
  • Aboriginal Ceremonies at RVC (5/5/2017) - May 9th – Opening Ceremony & Grand Entry: Inside Tracks May 10th – Traditional Pipe Ceremony: Marketplace Floor For the first time in history, Rendez-vous Canada has partnered with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) to engage the knowledge … Continue reading
  • How to dress for Wild Western Wednesday (5/5/2017) - As you pack and prepare for your trip to Calgary, make sure you have your Western Wednesday outfit ready to go! If you are still unsure of what to wear for an outdoor rodeo lunch, check out some of the … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (5/5/2017) - How can I stay up-to-date during the event? To stay up-to-date during the event, follow us on Twitter @Rendez_VousCAN, like us on Facebook at Rendez-vous Canada and download the RVC mobile app here. We will also be sending email updates … Continue reading
  • How to make the most of RVC’s social events (4/27/2017) - In addition to scheduled  appointments, RVC offers a number and range of social events for the benefit and networking of  delegates. Find all details here and check out our tips for making the most out of these networking opportunities. This … Continue reading
  • How to RVC Videos (4/27/2017) - Check out the latest from our How to RVC series with tips from veteran delegates: Tips to sell Canada as a culinary destination – Rebecca Mackenzie, President and CEO of the Culinary Tourism Alliance Tips for sellers – Anna Pierce, … Continue reading
  • How to dress for Wild Western Wednesday (4/27/2017) - Western Wednesday is officially two weeks away! Check out this week’s tips on how to follow the casual/western dress code for this special day, including a few pointers from the team at the Calgary Stampede. You can also find our … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (4/27/2017) - Is there an advanced registration option? Advance registration is available for Buyers, TIAC Members, and Sponsors only on Monday, May 8 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the lobbies of the Calgary Marriott and the Westin Calgary. For all other delegates, … Continue reading
  • Part II: How do I make the most of RVC as a seller? (4/20/2017) - There are almost two weeks left before RVC 2017! Now is the time for sellers to get their final preparations in order. To help with this, here are three tips sellers can use to maximize their time at RVC. Brace … Continue reading
  • Part II: How do I make the most of RVC as a buyer? (4/20/2017) - Your flight is booked and you are more than excited to see what awaits you in Calgary, Alberta! To guarantee a successful event, check out our three tips focused on maximizing your buyer experience at RVC 2017. Come well prepared. … Continue reading
  • Reminder: Deadline to submit travel and hotel information is today (4/20/2017) - To facilitate the management of transportation and to ensure an adequate number of shuttles at your arrival and departure times at Calgary International Airport, we require your arrival and departure information. To do this, please log in to My RVC, and … Continue reading
  • How to dress for Wild Western Wednesday (4/20/2017) - New to RVC this year is Western Wednesday, a day where delegates are invited to dress casual with a western flair. Wondering what this looks like? Check out last week’s blog post and find this week’s western wear tips here: … Continue reading
  • Download the RVC Mobile App Today! (4/20/2017) - Are you looking for an easy way to keep all RVC information you need at your fingertips? The RVC Mobile App is the best way to get quick access to all the details you need during the event, including appointment … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (4/20/2017) - When can sellers plan to move in to the showroom and start booth assembly? The official sellers move-in day is Tuesday, May 9. Sellers will be able to access the show floor from 8 am to 5 pm.  When will … Continue reading
  • Tips for buyers + sellers (4/13/2017) - Make sure to check out our How to RVC video series, with buyer and seller tips from experienced delegates! Always follow-up as quickly as possible Tip from David McKenna, President of Brewster Travel Canada RVC presents so many possibilities, it … Continue reading
  • How to dress for Wild Western Wednesday (4/13/2017) - Wondering what to wear for RVC’s casual Western Wednesday? While some were born to flaunt their cowboy flair, we recognize this is not true for all delegates, especially many international buyers. Luckily, dressing western can be easy and inexpensive. Make … Continue reading
  • Book your Calgary City Tour today! (4/13/2017) - Be sure to select your preferred Calgary city tour!  From food, breweries and adventure, to shopping, walking and history, there’s something for everyone on a city tour! Please note: Delegates will now receive their city tour confirmation from Tourism Calgary … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQS (4/13/2017) - I’ve never been to Calgary, what is the restaurant scene like and where should I go to eat outside of event hours?  Tourism Calgary has provided RVC delegates with a comprehensive list of where to eat in the city. Check … Continue reading
  • Booth Basics to Know Before RVC (4/6/2017) - Whether it’s a full or a half, there are many elements that go into a successful booth at RVC. Here are nine things to remember to make your booth preparation as smooth and easy  as possible. Booth set-up and tear-down Sellers … Continue reading
  • Shipping and Handling for Sellers (4/6/2017) - Wondering how to get your materials to Calgary and what happens when they get there? Find out all you need to know about shipping labels and material handling at RVC: Shipping labels Sellers have the option of shipping their goods … Continue reading
  • Save the date! (4/6/2017) - Don’t forget to put Destination Canada’s Inside Track Session into your schedule at the BMO Centre on Tuesday, May 9th from 1:30-4:00 pm.
  • Calgary Fire Department Requirements for Exhibitor Booths (4/6/2017) - When planning your booth décor, please ensure that any decorative material, such as, but not limited to drapes, curtains, signs, banners, hay/straw, split bamboo, plastic cloth, plastic displays, canvas, cardboard, etc. is non-flammable, or is treated with a flame-retardant solution. Exhibitors … Continue reading
  • Need Help Making Your Second Round of Appointment Requests? (4/6/2017) - Check out our updated Rendez-vous Canada 2017 Appointment Guide. Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how Buyers, Sellers and Media delegates can make appointment requests via the MyRVC page. This guide walks you through the appointment process from start … Continue reading
  • Remember to register for your Calgary City Tour! (4/6/2017) - What’s the best way to get to know RVC 2017’s host city? Tourism Calgary has designed several city tours for the benefit of visiting delegates to showcase all their city has to offer! Whether you prefer to experience the adventures … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQ (4/6/2017) - How do I know where my assigned booth is located? RVC Project Office has emailed booth assignments to all Primary Contacts along with a link to the marketplace floor plan. You can also see the Marketplace Floor Plan and Seller … Continue reading
  • Five benefits of using the RVC Mobile App (3/31/2017) - The Rendez-vous Canada 2017 mobile app is now available for download for iOS and Android users! The RVC app gives delegates easy 24/7 access to appointment schedules and event information. Here are five benefits the RVC 2017 app offers: Manage … Continue reading
  • Appointment schedules to be posted & additional appointment requests begin April 3rd (3/30/2017) - The first round of requests came to a close last week meaning appointment schedules will soon be available for delegates on April 3rd. This date also marks the beginning of the second round of appointment requests. By logging in through … Continue reading
  • Calgary City Tours still available! (3/30/2017) - What’s the best way to get to know RVC 2017’s host city? Tourism Calgary has designed several city tours for the benefit of visiting delegates to showcase all their city has to offer! Whether you prefer to taste some of … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (3/30/2017) - Where do we go if we need information on-site? Many information desks are on-site to ensure you have a productive, enjoyable and memorable RVC experience: RVC Registration Desk – your one-stop source of all information; Mobile App Help Desk (Marketplace … Continue reading
  • Welcome to Western Wednesday at RVC! (3/23/2017) -   This year at RVC we are introducing a new way to kick off the first full day of appointments on May 10th: Wild Western Wednesday! Here are a few ways Western Wednesday differs from the rest: Casual dress code … Continue reading
  • The Deadline for Appointment Requests is Tomorrow! (3/23/2017) - If you have not already, appointment-making delegates have until tomorrow at 11:59 pm EST to log into My RVC login using their username and password and start building their appointment list. Check out our blog posts for everything you need to know … Continue reading
  • Get a taste of Calgary (3/23/2017) - One of the best ways to explore a new city is through food, and thankfully Calgary is a city that delivers a wide variety of good quality culinary experiences! Before the RVC, during the free nights, or if you plan … Continue reading
  • Remember to register for a Calgary City Tour! (3/23/2017) - What’s the best way to get to know RVC 2017’s host city? Tourism Calgary has designed several city tours for the benefit of visiting delegates to showcase all their city has to offer! Whether you prefer to check out Calgary’s … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (3/23/2017) - How can I find out how to get to the BMO Centre? The BMO Centre is located on the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, 20 Roundup Way SW. Flying to Calgary is easy thanks to the Calgary International Airport (YYC) … Continue reading
  • Everything you need to know about RVC appointments (3/16/2017) - Is this your first time attending RVC? Upon first glance, making appointments and perfecting your schedule can seem daunting. RVC would like to make this process run as smoothly as possible. Here are some resources to get you started: Appointment … Continue reading
  • Check out RVC’s official Schedule of Events (3/16/2017) - For dates and times of appointment sessions, luncheons and official RVC events*, check out the Schedule of Events. Don’t forget to check back every week to see if any information has been added or updated. Wednesday Schedule Change In case … Continue reading
  • Get to know Calgary, Alberta (3/16/2017) - What’s the best way to get to know RVC 2017’s host city? Tourism Calgary has designed several city tours for the benefit of visiting delegates to showcase all their city has to offer! Whether you would like to experience Calgary … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (3/16/2017) - How can I find out my booth number (s) and where I will be located on the show floor? The list of participating organizations and their booth numbers are available on the Marketplace Floor Plan page on the RVC site. … Continue reading
  • How do I make the most of RVC as a seller? (3/9/2017) - Your preparations are in full swing and the countdown is officially on! Here are 3 tips sellers can use to maximize their time at RVC2017. Do your Homework. You only have 12 minutes at each appointment to make a lasting … Continue reading
  • How do I make the most of RVC as a buyer? (3/9/2017) - With four days and more than 1,500 tourism professionals, RVC offers endless business opportunities. How should you be maximizing your experience? Check out our top 3 tips for RVC buyers. Study up on your sellers. Keep in mind you will … Continue reading
  • Buyer and Seller Appointment Requests Are Now Open! (3/9/2017) - Delegates can now log into My RVC login using their username and password and start building their appointment list. All requests for appointments must be submitted via the Online Appointment Request Form. Things that you should know: Remember that registration is … Continue reading
  • Weekly FAQs (3/9/2017) - When can I access the marketplace to set up my booth? Sellers will be able to set up their booths on Tuesday, May 9 between 8:00am and 5:00pm ONLY. This is the only available time for sellers to complete any … Continue reading
  • Say Hello to Calgary, Alberta! (3/7/2017) -   Your RVC2017 hosts: Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, a youthful city buzzing with vitality, Calgary in southern Alberta, is a chic metropolis known for its western hospitality, lively music events and outdoor festivals, classic and quirky arts scene … Continue reading

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