Tourism Industry Rendez-Vous in City This Weekend

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg will welcome 1,200 delegates from across Canada and the world to the city later this week for Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) 2010.

The five-day marketplace will welcome 300 international buyers and 900 Canadian sellers, including 24 Manitoba tourism operators selling their products.

“The growing number and diversity of Manitoba sellers at RVC parallels the strong development of our province’s tourism industry,” said Hubert Mesman, President and CEO of Travel Manitoba. “And the range of Manitoba tourism operators at RVC also shows international markets that our province is a diverse and exciting destination.”

The economic impact of the tourism industry event is estimated to be $3 million, with an estimated $350 million in Canadian tourism product sales and $1.14 million in direct delegate spending.

Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) 2010 runs from May 8-12 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre and is hosted in partnership by Travel Manitoba and Destination Winnipeg.