Download our Tourism Industry fact sheet or our Destination Canada corporate profile for key facts and figures about Destination Canada. To learn more about Destination Canada’s meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) programs, download our Business Events Canada fact sheet.
For more information about our international markets, download our fact sheets for:
For thousands of high-definition photos, b-roll footage and video—all rights-free and available for instant download—our Brand Canada Library is your one-stop shop.
The Canadian Tourism Commission holds three major events each year of particular interest to the media:
GoMedia Canada Marketplace
The hottest annual ticket for travel media, GoMedia Canada Marketplace is the place for Canadian travel operators to exchange stories and ideas with international media. This event is held annually in Canada with a different hosting destination each year. There are also professional development sessions covering a range of topics as well as media and industry panel discussions. Pre- and post-event media FAM trips, hosted by destination partners across Canada, allow attending journalists to get to know the host destination each year. Plus there are annual awards for media stories, media centre awards for travel industry representatives and recognition for PR efforts. This year’s GoMedia will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 1, in Penticton, BC.
Canada Media Marketplace
Canada Media Marketplace brings together US travel media with provincial/territorial and regional Canadian tourism organizations, major hotel properties, attractions and transportation companies. The purpose is to gather new story ideas, inspiration and background material, develop personal relationships with Canadian media-relations representatives and to network with other American and Canadian media. Attending media are typically travel and lifestyle journalists from print, electronic, and online consumer and travel publications. The marketplace will return to San Francisco April 18-20, 2016
Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Destination Canada's premier annual international tourism industry marketplace, gathering more than 1,500 top tourism professionals from around the world. Here, buyers from our key markets and other countries get to meet Canadian sellers in a series of one-to-one business-to-business appointments. They can also take advantage of more relaxed networking opportunities over a packed four days. This year’s RVC takes place May 26-29 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, ON.
For more details on events, check out our Trade Shows & Events.
Sometimes video captures a story better than written words. Destination Canada uses the medium to tell our own narrative, demonstrating how our brand is resonating in the international marketplace. These videos also have the authentic voice of the Canadian tourism industry.
Here’s a selection:
Commander Hadfield welcomes TED to Canada. There's nothing better than exploring Canada—even from space. Join Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in this exclusive clip from the International Space Station (ISS), as he welcomes the TED Conference to Canada. The TED Conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2014 and 2015.
The Power of Tourism shows the role tourism plays in Canada's economy, especially after the 2010 Winter Games.
Canada welcomes the world: Michele McKenzie, Destination Canada president and CEO, shows how our Olympic strategy helped enhance global media exposure of Canada.
Our senior executives regularly give speeches and presentations to a wide variety of audiences at home and abroad, including industry and government. Here are some of their latest.
- Deputy Minister's Forum, Nov 22, 2012
- Realizing Canada’s Tourism Potential November 20, 2012
- Rendez-vous Canada Edmonton Sunday May 13, 2012 Opening Remarks ~ Michele McKenzie
- AT THE LAUNCH OF THE CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION CHINA CAMPAIGN FEBUARY 8, 2012
- Michele McKenzie, Remarks to the International Tourism Congress of the National Board of Private Tourism Enterprises (CNET), Mexico City, September 8, 2011
- APM meeting presentation and videos
- Speech to Canadian Chamber of Commerce - April 7, 2011
- Remarks by Michele McKenzie, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade March 3, 2011.
- Michele McKenzie President & CEO Canadian Tourism Commission Vancouver Board of Trade Feb 3, 2011
- Michele McKenzie Address to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, January 26, 2011