Did you know that business travel accounts for 40% of Canada’s overall tourism industry, with business visitors spending an average $843 per trip?

Business travel isn’t seasonal

Destinations across Canada welcome business visitors year-round, from near and far. Conferences, trade shows and business meetings are an important economic driver, especially for downtowns where delegates meet in convention centres, stay in hotels, keep restaurants busy, visit local attractions, and return again and again with family and friends to explore even more of what the destination has to offer.

During Tourism Week 2023, Meetings Mean Business Canada is celebrating the important contribution that business events make to Canada’s economy, and as a catalyst for business collaboration, investment, trade and high-value jobs.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

MMBC is a sponsor of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)’s Tourism Week initiative. Learn about TIAC’s Tourism Week activities.

What Can You Do?

Use the Tourism Week 2023 tool kit to spread the word about the important contribution made by business travellers to Canada’s visitor economy.