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Mar 16, 2022

Invitation to Attend Rendez-vous Canada

Invitation from Tourism Industry Association of BC


Re: Invitation to Attend Rendez-vous Canada

Dear Minister Mark,

I am writing to you in your role as Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, as well as co-chair of the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers. On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and TIABC, we invite you to attend Rendez-vous Canada (RVC+ 2022) in Toronto in May. As you are aware, RVC+ 2022 is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace that showcases the countless experiences Canada has to offer.

We’re thrilled to share that we will be hosting a hybrid format this year, which will bring back in- person attendance while also incorporating a virtual component, creating opportunities for more of industry to engage and make appointments with international buyers, travel trade media and destination marketing companies. Taking place from May 24 27, the in-person portion of RVC+ will be a buyer-seated
marketplace in Toronto. Hosted by Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, RVC will create an exciting opportunity to welcome international buyers back to Canada and showcase the beauty of this country, as well as the truly meaningful travel experiences on offer across each province and territory, including British Columbia.

We invite you to tour the trade show floor with a member of the TIAC team to meet with international buyers. We are also happy to arrange meetings with businesses from British Columbia in attendance (schedule permitting). To RSVP and schedule a tour, please let us know which date you’d like to attend (May 24th (afternoon), 25th or 26th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

RVC+ 2022 is shaping up to be a big event with a confirmed attendance of over 700+ in person and 200+ online. We hope you can join us to experience firsthand the dynamism of Canada’s tourism industry.


Walt Judas
Director, Tourism Industry Association of Canada

More Advocacy

TIABC is pleased to release its 2022 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements and synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives last year. 

Read now through link in bio. 👆
Tourism leaders cheer on the @canucks in the Rogers Suite. 🏒👏

L-R: Destination Vancouver's Royce Chwin, TIABC's Walt Judas, Tourism Minister Lana Popham, Sport Hosting Vancouver's Michelle Collens, TIABC Director/VCC's Dennis Innes, Indigenous Tourism BC's Henry Tso.

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Each year, on March 8th, people around the world celebrate International Women's Day and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Today, TIABC salutes the women on our board and staff who are so valued, respected and appreciated by colleagues throughout the entire BC tourism industry. 

⭐ Brenda Baptiste
⭐Joanne Burns-Millar
⭐Pria Flanagan
⭐Miranda Ji
⭐Deborah Kulchiski
⭐Sandra Oldfield
⭐Sandra van Steijn 
⭐Fiona Wray

Thank you for your incredible contribution to our organization and to BC’s visitor economy.

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Over the weekend, TIABC CEO Walt Judas, Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry, and Sport Hosting Vancouver Senior Manager Michelle Collens enjoyed watching the Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place! 🏉

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What a great first day at the BCTHC 👏

We had an incredible first day in Prince George gathering with industry friends and experiencing the many wonders that the incredible Northern BC region has to offer!

#BCTourismandHospitalityConference #bcthc #conference #tourism #StayBC #BCTourismCounts #BCTHC2023Tourism
TIABC CEO, Walt Judas and @bchotelassociation CEO Ingrid Jarrett attended the @pgcougars game on the eve of the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference in Prince George. 🏒

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