Tourism Rendez-vous

CEDEC’s first Tourism Rendez-Vous, held in Gaspé and Percé on May 23-25, 2017 was an exciting conference that brought together small businesses, development agents, and local and national tourism experts to explore trends, resources, technology development, and marketing and human resource challenges of the tourism industry.

Tourism Rendez-vous is a one-stop shop to network with other tourism stakeholders in the community and learn how to maximize the economic potential of Canada’s growing tourism industry.

Bring the Tourism Rendez-vous to your community

The Tourism Rendez-vous model brings stakeholders and the small business community together to harness local assets and inspire partnerships with the help of regional and national tourism experts.

CONTACT CEDEC to organize a Tourism Rendez-vous event in your community.

Tourism Rendez-vous en Gaspésie was made possible with our partners:

Tourism 2025

CEDEC’s plan to create 46,900 jobs and inject $5.2 billion into the economy

Download the plan

Presentations

TOURISM INITIATIVES FOR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITY COMMUNITIES
Presenter: Julie Fafard
Presentation in French

The Francophone Economic Development Council of Alberta (CDÉA) is the official French-language tourism organization in Alberta. CDÉA highlights bilingual francophone entrepreneurs and provides access to information in French. Through different tools and marketing campaigns within Francophone regions, they are providing significant support to the economic development of the province.

PRESENTATION: CEDEC TOURISM STRATEGY
Allen Richards and Audrey Keating

CEDEC’s Tourism 2025 Strategy is a 10-year roadmap to guide tourism development and strengthen the tourism offer of Quebec/Canada among international tourists. This presentation will explore the four pillars at the core of CEDEC’S tourism strategy and how Quebec’s official language minorities communities can thrive by taking part in the tourism industry.

DEMOGRAPHICS: CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM NEEDS | 
Presenter: CASA
Presentation in English

Get an overview of demographic and socioeconomic data of the English-speaking population around the coast, followed by a discussion about opportunities and challenges to increase the vitality of our communities.

TOURISM SURVEY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY
Presenter: Cathy Brown

In 2016, CASA and CEDEC conducted an opportunities analysis related to the tourism sector of the Gaspé Coast. This presentation outlines the findings including a scan of what is presently available, workforce needs, and new opportunities for the English-speaking community in the region.

MAXIMIZING THE IMPACT OF CRUISE SHIP TOURISM
Amy Powers, Director, Cruise Maine USA

Presentations on the impact and benefits of cruise ship tourism on destinations, using the example of Bar Harbor, located near Acadia National Park, and Portland, Maine.

THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TOURISM
Presenter: Marie-Claude Brière

How to develop a social media strategy and how to increase the online representation and presence of the English-speaking community.

MARKETING GASPÉSIE
Stéphanie Thibaud, Tourisme Gaspésie
Presentation in French

Learn about new trends in tourism and the development of certain sectors to increase tourism activity throughout the year.

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE MI’GMAQ COMMUNITY IN THE GASPÉSIE

There are three Mi’gmaq nations in Quebec’s Gaspésie: Gespeg, Gesgapegiag and Listuguj. As tourism becomes more important for these communities, they share the tourism projects they are working on to generate revenue from the area’s tourism sector.

IMPACT OF FESTIVALS ON SMALL TOWNS
David Felker, CEDEC

How can a simple festival bring tourism dollars and economic vitality to a small community? We will look at simple tools and calculators to show how an event can impact a community.