Travel Trade Marketplaces

Tourism Nova Scotia participates in a number of travel trade shows, many of which provide opportunities for tourism industry partners to promote their products. These shows offer a unique chance to highlight Nova Scotia trade-ready products and experiences, while building relationships with key tour operators and wholesalers. Our staff discuss opportunities for the province in formal forums, such as appointments, and at other events during the show.

For more information and additional opportunities for travel shows in the Canadian, U.S. and European markets, be sure to sign up for our inTouch blog or check out our Travel Trade website for more resources.

The programs and costs vary and are subject to change. All costs are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified. Here are some of our recent and upcoming shows:

American Bus Marketplace (ABA)
Dates: January 14-17, 2017
Location: Cleveland, OH
Description: North American tour operators (predominantly U.S.) meet in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators, destination marketing organizations. Association membership is required to attend.
Cost: Registration fee approx. $1,500 plus accommodation and travel costs.
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

Atlantic Canada Showcase
Dates: October 2-4, 2016
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Description: Every two years, the only Atlantic Canadian-focused marketplace bringing together the tourism industry of Atlantic Canada to meet with national and international tour operators in one-on-one appointments.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators with export-ready travel product for sale to national and international markets, destination marketing organizations.
Cost: TBD plus travel and accommodation costs.
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

Bienvenue Quebec
Dates: October 24-26, 2016
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Description: The Quebec Motorcoach Association annual marketplace bringing together buyers and sellers in prearranged 8-minute appointments.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators with export-ready travel product for sale to mainly the French-language market, and destination marketing organizations. Association membership is required to attend.
Cost: Registration fee approx. $1,400 plus travel and accommodations costs.
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

Canada New England Cruise Symposium
Dates: June 7-9, 2016
Location: New York, New York
Description: Brings together the industry cruise associations along the Canada New England Cruise corridor with the cruise lines who sell and travel the east coast of Canada and New England one-on-one appointments, as well as region-specific seminars and presentations.
Who should attend: Ports, shore excursion providers and destination marketing organizations. Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) member and non-member rates.
Cost: TBD plus travel and accommodation costs
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

International Tourism Bourse (ITB)
Dates: March 8-12, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Description: One of the world’s leading travel fairs, this event provides an opportunity to meet with tour operators, travel agents, meeting and incentive travel planners, and travel media. Nova Scotia’s participation is in partnership with the other Atlantic Canada provinces and the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC).
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and activity operators, destination marketing organizations, receptive tour operators, transportation providers.
Cost: Booth registration costs vary. Registration costs from $6,000 plus travel costs.
Contact: Peter Johnson (902) 798-6922 or peter.johnson@novascotia.ca
 

Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow
Dates: February 4-7, 2016
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Description: Icelandair’s annual trade event brings together suppliers and buyers from North America and Europe, including more than 100 European tour operators and travel agents.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and activity operators, destination marketing organizations, receptive tour operators, and transportation providers.
Cost: Registration fee approx. $1,500 plus some accommodation and travel costs.
Contact: Kim Jardine (902) 798-6923 or kimberly.jardine@novascotia.ca
 

NTA Travel Exchange
Dates: February 26-March 2, 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Description: North American tour operators (predominantly U.S.) meet in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators, destination marketing organizations. Association membership is required to attend.
Cost: Registration fee approx. $1,500 plus accommodation and travel costs.
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

Ontario Motorcoach Association Marketplace
Dates: November 5-8, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Description: The OMCA Marketplace is the premier event in Canada for North American packaged travel. Over a period of four days, buyers and sellers will meet face-to-face during a series of 7-minute pre-scheduled appointments.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators with export-ready travel product for sale to mainly the French-language market, and destination marketing organizations. Association membership is required to attend.
Cost: Registration fee approx. $1,000 plus travel and accommodations costs.
Contact: Linda Murphy (902) 798-6924 or linda.murphy@novascotia.ca
 

Rendez-vous Canada
Dates: May 9-12, 2017
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Description: International tour operators meet in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments. Sellers must be nominated for invitation to attend.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and receptive tour operators with export-ready travel product for sale to international markets, destination marketing organizations.
Cost: Registration fees starting at $2,300 plus accommodation and travel costs.
Contact: Kim Jardine (902) 798-6923 or kimberly.jardine@novascotia.ca
 

Showcase Canada-Asia
Dates: 
October 17-20, 2016
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Description: Annual marketplace showcasing Canada to over 100 key travel trade buyers from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in a series of pre-scheduled appointments.
Cost: $4,000 approx., plus accommodation and travel costs.
Contact: Kim Jardine (902) 798-6923 or kimberly.jardine@novascotia.ca
 

World Travel Market (WTM)
Dates:
November 7-9, 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Description: A four-day travel industry event, WTM is a business-to-business exhibition presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to the United Kingdom and international travel professionals, including tour operators, meeting planners and media. Nova Scotia’s participation is in conjunction with the Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership and Destination Canada.
Who should attend: Attractions, events, accommodations and activity operators, destination marketing organizations, receptive tour operators, transportation providers.
Cost: Booth costs vary. Registration costs from $6,300 plus travel costs.
Contact: Peter Johnson (902) 798-6922 or peter.johnson@novascotia.ca