/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Alberta's tourism industry welcoming the world to Calgary/

CALGARY, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Alberta is set to host Canada's premier tourism business event - Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) - taking place in Calgary May 9-12, 2017. The BMO Centre will be buzzing with more than 1700 delegates representing 29 countries, coming together for more than 24,000 business appointments with Canadian tourism operators.

RVC 2017 represents significant immediate and long-term economic growth for local, provincial and national tourism businesses. Tourism is a central player in Alberta's economy; driving more than $8 billion in revenue, supporting 19,000 operators and employing 127,000 people in all corners of our province.

The Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism; Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta; and Cindy Ady, CEO, Tourism Calgary; are available for media interviews on the closed marketplace floor to discuss the significance of Alberta's visitor economy and its relation to this international event.


Wednesday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m.


Hall E, main entrance information desk, BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB


The Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism; Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta; Cindy Ady, CEO, Tourism Calgary. 


10 – 10:15 a.m. – media registration

10:15 - 11 a.m. – photo/ video opportunity and media interviews

RSVP: Media are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, May 9 to brie.ogle@travelalberta.com


About Travel Alberta

Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing organization of the Government of Alberta. A team of youthfully spirited adventurers, we lead in marketing Alberta's authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes at home and around the world.


SOURCE Travel Alberta

For further information: Brie Thorsteinson Ogle, Manager, Communications, Travel Alberta, Brie.Ogle@travelalberta.com


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