Upcoming Yukon Trade Events

Upcoming Yukon Trade Events
Yukon always likes a good show!

Tourism Yukon is proud to participate in trade conferences around the world where we meet trade partners interested in helping us spread the word about Yukon, one of Canada's most unique destinations.

Here are the trade tourism events we regularly participate in:

February

CORROBOREE

Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) organizes a five-city tour in Australia for Canadian travel organizations and suppliers. The tour includes five travel agent training sessions, a one-day trade show with prescheduled appointments and two media luncheons. Places are limited by application to CTC Australia.

Who should attend? Tour operators (particularly those with existing trade relationships in the Australian market), regional DMO's.

March

ITB

The largest travel trade show in the world is ITB Berlin in Germany. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) organizes the Canadian Pavilion. Though ITB is open to both the travel trade and the general public, Yukon has traditionally selected a booth with access only by trade representatives. European travel trade arrange appointments with exhibitors in the flexible schedule, and the public accesses Yukon consumer information from CTC distribution wickets.

www.itb-berlin.de

Who should attend? Hotels, tour operators, receptive operators, regional DMOs.

SPOTLIGHT CANADA

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) organizes a two-day event for United Kingdom-based tour operators, meeting and incentive buyers, journalists and premier level travel agents to meet Canadian travel organizations and suppliers with prescheduled appointments.

Who should attend? Hotels, tour operators, receptive operators, regional DMOs.

April or May

RENDEZ-VOUS CANADA

RVC is Canada's premier annual international tourism marketplace. Canadian travel organizations and suppliers meet with a variety of wholesale tour operators in 15-minute pre-scheduled appointments taking place throughout the four-day event. Participation is by application.

www.rendezvouscanada.ca
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Who should attend? Receptives, tour operators, hotels, multi-day adventure operators, major attractions.

October

SHOWCASE CANADA ASIA

Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) organizes an event for Asian-based tour operators, journalists, and premier level travel agents to meet Canadian travel organizations and suppliers with prescheduled appointments.

ctc.teameventmanagement.com/asia/

FOCUS JAPAN

Focus Canada Japan is a tourism workshop event that brings Canadian suppliers together with over 70 Japanese tourism professionals in just one day, to promote Canadian destinations, tourism products and experiences. The networking events can also help enhance sales and business relationships with key players in Japanese tourism industry.

www.focus-canada.jp

November

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET (WTM)

The World Travel Market is annually held in Excel, London in November. WTM provides an opportunity for the whole global travel trade industry to meet, network, negotiate, conduct business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.

www.wtmlondon.com

December

CITAP - Winter Function – Vancouver

The CITAP (Canada Inbound Tourism Association Asia Pacific) event includes a seminar on all key Asia/Pacific markets given by receptive operators (RTOs) as well as a marketplace where CITAP RTO member staff can access updated information for planning, operations and reservations. Approximately 150 to 200 people from 60 to 70 tour operator companies generally attend in a business exchange with Canadian jurisdictions and suppliers.

www.citap.ca

USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace

The United States Tour Operators Association Annual Conference & Marketplace has distinguished itself for being the only travel industry event in the United States that brings together the leading North American travel companies with tourism suppliers and destinations from around the globe in an intimate and exclusive setting.

www.ustoa.com/events/2014-Annual-Conference