Québec City has been announced as the host of Canada’s tourism marketplace, Rendez-vous Canada 2023. Québec City was set to host the event in 2020, however it was deferred due to the pandemic.
“In 2020, we indicated that the cancellation of Rendez-vous Canada in our destination was only a
postponement. So, we are happy to welcome this grandiose and major event for the tourism industry in
2023,” says Robert Mercure, general manager of Destination Québec cité.
The city is ready to welcome the tourism industry in 2023 as they engage and connect with international buyers, travel trade media, and destination marketing companies.
“For over 45 years, this signature event has shined a spotlight on Canada’s remarkable destinations,
connecting international travel buyers with Canadian tourism businesses. Delegates will create
meaningful connections supporting the recovery of Canada’s tourism sector in the years ahead, driving
prosperity back into local businesses and their communities,” says Marsha Walden, President and CEO,
Destination Canada, which co-hosts the tradeshow in partnership with the Tourism Industry Association
of Canada (TIAC). “RVC delegates will enjoy Québec City’s legendary culinary scene, explore its fascinating
history, and experience the vibrant Indigenous culture of the Huron-Wendat Nation.”
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism was made up of 225,000 small- and medium-sized businesses,
provided 1 in 10 Canadian jobs across Canada, and accounted for $105 billion in GDP. Events such as
Rendez-vous Canada will help the sector rebuild by showcasing the country and bringing international
“We’re thrilled to once again collaborate with Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of
Canada on Rendez-vous Canada 2023,” says Keith Henry, president and CEO of Indigenous Tourism
Association of Canada. “Events like Rendez-vous Canada ensure Indigenous tourism is top of mind among
Canada’s key international industry leaders and are vital to the successful recovery of the Indigenous
tourism industry at large.”
The 2022 tradeshow was held in Toronto this past May.