May 13-16, 2018 – Halifax, NS
Canada’s premier international tourism industry marketplace. Appointments for business sessions of 12 minutes are scheduled by computer, based on requests from both buyers and sellers and are held over a 4 day period. The marketplace rotates between Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.
NTA TRAVEL EXCHANGE
Nov 4-8, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI
The NTA (National Tour Association) Travel Exchange is an annual conference which attracts more than 3,000 travel professionals, including tour operators, suppliers such as hotels and attractions, and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs). Appointments of 10 minutes are electronically pre-scheduled, based on requests from buyers and sellers. DMOs are located in their DMO Pavillion and have set days that they conduct their appointments with buyers.
CANADA’S WEST MARKETPLACE
November 18-21, 2018 – Banff, AB
Established in 1989, this trade marketplace featuring only BC and Alberta product and based on the 10 minute scheduled appointment format. The marketplace rotates between locations in BC and Alberta, every second year in each province. Close to 500 Alberta and British Columbia tourism suppliers meet with more than 150 international tour operators from Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Americas. Kootenay Rockies Tourism has attended all annual marketplaces.