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Canada’s largest international tourism trade show to take place in 2015 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, says CTC.

Niagara Falls Tourism wins competitive bid to host 39th Rendez-vous Canada.

Tweet: @NFallsTourism has won bid to host Rendez-vous Canada May 26-29 next year #rvc2015

Vancouver, BC, Jan. 20, 2014 — Scotiabank Convention Centre will be transformed with the high-energy buzz of a trading pit when some of the world’s most influential travel buyers descend on Niagara Falls, ON, May 26-29, 2015, to check out Canadian tourism offerings, broker deals and close sales at Rendez-vous Canada.

Thousands of face-to-face meetings between international buyers and Canadian sellers of exceptional tourism products take place at Rendez-vous Canada annually, with hundreds of millions of dollars coming to Canadian businesses. Last year’s event sealed close to $400 million in contracts, supporting close to 610,000 jobs in Canada that depend on tourism spending.

“We felt strongly that Niagara Falls would be one of the most awesome destinations for the biggest tourism trade show in Canada simply because it is so iconic—the birthplace of Canadian tourism known around the world and a tremendous draw for visitors,says Interim CTC President and CEO Greg Klassen. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for some of the world’s top travel buyers to experience first-hand the amazing tourism experiences Canada offers.”

“Having Niagara Falls chosen for this prestigious tourism economic development event is great news, says Vittoria A. Wikston, Director, Business Development, Niagara Falls Tourism. We recognize that this is a bold undertaking, but more important, it’s a clear expression of CTC’s commitment to support Niagara Falls as a primary demand-generator for inbound visitation to Canada. Niagara Falls Tourism and its tourism partners look forward to working seamlessly with CTC to ensure RVC 2015 is a resounding success.”

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world, with global travellers spending over one trillion dollars annually—or two million dollars every minute.

RVC 2014 takes place May 27-30 at BC’s Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.

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For further information, please contact:

nevin [dot] margaret [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca (Margaret Nevin)
Senior Corporate Communications Advisor
Canadian Tourism Commission
Tel: 604.638.8406

vwikston [at] niagarafallstourism [dot] com (Vittoria A. Wikston)
Director, Business Development
Niagara Falls Tourism
905.356.6061 x 219