Media Advisory - Canada's Tourism Industry Leaders & Minister Boissonnault Provide Update on Sector Recovery

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TORONTO, May 24, 2022 /CNW/ - For the first time in three years, Canada's largest international tourism marketplace, Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is back in person from May 24 – 27. The event hosted by Destination Canada, in partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is already surpassing expectations with over 1,000 attendees registered to convene in Toronto and more registered for the virtual component. This includes over 300 international buyers from Destination Canada's key markets who are here to meet with over 750 tourism industry delegates from 450 Canadian organizations. Over 48,000 pre-scheduled appointments will take place - creating meaningful connections between Canadian tourism businesses and buyers that will support the recovery of our sector in the years ahead.

On May 26 Destination Canada will be hosting a press conference at RVC, along with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance.

The press conference will provide an update on the current state of Canada's tourism sector and our collective efforts to drive economic growth for Canadian businesses, while also building resilience for the future.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP by responding to We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 26th at 10am ET.


  • The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Government of Canada

  • The Honourable Liza Frulla, P.C., C.M., O.Q., Chair of the Board of Directors, Destination Canada


  • Maureen Riley, Vice President, International, Destination Canada

  • Beth Potter, President and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada


Note: please proceed to the RVC registration desk in the main lobby to receive your media pass.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building

Room 201FE

255 Front St W

Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6


  • Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • 10:00am11:00am ET

Please note: one-on-one interview opportunities available upon request.

SOURCE Destination Canada


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