Get out your calendar and start planning to network at tourism tradeshows, conferences and travel-media events in Canada and in Destination Canada's global markets.
Feb. 2-11, 2016
Canada Corroboree is a nine-day Australian road show that travels across five key Australian cities. Held annually, it targets travel agents and media. Canadian attendees can meet more than 800 Australian retail agents, 60 Australian media and 20 Australian wholesalers and share the amazing experiences their destinations have to offer.
Adventure Travel & Backpackers Expo
February 2016, Melbourne
Who's here in Melbourne? Consumers who are interested booking their next vacation and travel-trade professionals who are interested in exploring what's new and the latest destinations to offer to clients.
Snow Travel Expo
2016, Melbourne and Sydney
These ski shows are Australia's biggest consumer winter sports shows, attracting some 15,000 consumers. Through our western Canadian ski resorts, Canada will again have a strong presence among the brand retailers, operators, tourist boards and resort exhibitors who come to interact directly with consumers.
World Travel Market Latin America
March 29-31, 2016, São Paulo
The leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, WTM in Brazil runs at the same time as the annual BRAZTOA business meeting.
March 7-11, 2016
These roadshows will visit three cities in Brazil to provide destination education and prescheduled business-to-business meetings. They will offer a unique opportunity for networking and relationship-building between Canadian travel industry partners and key travel agents from across Brazil.
Go Media (Montreal), October 16-19, 2016
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.
Atlantic Canada Showcase
Tourism businesses in the Atlantic Provinces promote their products to tour operators and wholesaler representatives from North America during this forum.
Tourism businesses in the Quebec region promote their products to tour operators and wholesaler representatives from across North America during this forum.
Canada's West Market Place
Alberta and British Columbia tourism businesses promote their products to tour operators and wholesaler representatives from the Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas markets during this forum.
Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF)
Feb. 25-27, 2016
GITF is a key trade show for southern China that matches buyers with their target exhibitor groups, and is held in spring each year.
(Nanjing, China), October 12-21, 2016
This annual marketplace showcases Canada, bringing together Canadian sellers and buyers from China and South Korea in a business exchange environment with a proven format of pre-scheduled appointments and networking events.
IFTM - Top Résa
September 22-23, 2016
IFTM - Top Resa is France's business-to-business international tourism exhibition for networking, doing business, innovating and keeping abreast of market developments. Industry partners can exhibit under Destination Canada presence at the show.
Frankfurt, April 19-21, 2016
Destination Canada is part of ReiseMesse.de , the largest online trade show in Germany. The travel-trade fair entices visitors with a virtual exhibition centre and more.
February 28-March 7, 2016
These roadshows will visit three cities in India—Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore—to provide destination education and prescheduled business-to-business meetings. They will offer a unique opportunity for networking and relationship-building between Canadian travel industry partners and key travel agents from across India.
Focus Asia (Tokyo)
October 13-14, 2016
2016, Mexico City
The Travel Shop is an annual consumer show held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City where hotels, attractions and destination representatives from around over the world sell their products directly to consumers. Canada has a large presence at the show, which regularly attracts more than 15,000 visitors.
Viaja y Vuela
Aeromexico hosts this consumer show, where more than 45,000 people go to shop for trips at significant discounts.
Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA)
June 9-12, 2016, Seoul
South Korea's largest consumer travel show has some 100,000 visitors in attendance. More than 3,000 exhibitors from 50 countries participate in the annual four-day fair.
Focus Korea (Seoul, Busan), February 22-23, 2016
March 2-3, 2016 and WTM (London), November 7-10, 2016
Canada Media Marketplace
April 18-20, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Canada Media Marketplace brings together Canadian media directors and representatives from a broad cross-section of the Canadian tourism industry with US travel media. The purpose is to exchange the latest Canadian tourism information in a structured, professional setting consisting of scheduled one-on-one appointments and related hospitality events.
Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS)
April 3-9, 2016
Canadian and US ski operators attend the annual MTS marketplace, usually held in spring. The event is a prime opportunity for networking and developing winter business.
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) International Conference
June 14-16, 2016, Vail, Colorado
This annual conference brings together academics and those out in the field of tourism research from the US, Canada and Europe in an informal setting to promote business networks and pool knowledge. There's a mix of roundtable discussions, seminars and symposiums.
National Tour Association Annual Convention
Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2016, Atlanta, GA
The National Tour Association (NTA) Annual Convention provides a travel marketplace for group tour operators to meet with suppliers of travel products. More than 340 tour operators and other travel-trade reps from the United States and Canada and approximately 25 from international countries attended the last convention.
ASAE Springtime (Washington DC), April 28, 2016,
ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo (Salt Lake City, UT), August 13-16, 2016
IMEX America (Las Vegas, NV), October 18-20, 2016