The Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) is seeking applications to secure a
host destination for our Conference & Annual General Meeting for 2021 and
beyond. Pitches for years 2022-2026 are warmly welcomed.

If we should be forwarding this to another member of your organization, please let us know.

The four-day conference (which usually takes place between March and June)
traditionally begins on a Wednesday, with sessions and programming offered
through to the closing awards and dinner on Saturday evening and departure on
Sunday. Three-day media tours are offered prior to and/or after the conference. In
recent years, TMAC’s average attendance is 150 members; approximately 45% are
media and 55% are industry.

By hosting TMAC’s Conference and AGM, your city has the opportunity to:

• Showcase your destination to Canada’s best and most active professional
travel writers, broadcasters, editors, bloggers, online influencers, publishers
and photographers.
• Receive extensive Canadian, U.S. and international editorial coverage — both
short-term and long-term — in print and online media outlets, social media
channels, and radio and tv broadcasters all created by leading travel
journalists and online influencers.
• Develop your own one-on-one contacts.
• Host four events attended by an average of 90% of attendees that include the
casual welcome reception, the formal opening reception and dinner, a dinearound evening event (or equivalent) and the closing dinner gala.
• See your destination highlighted on the TMAC website as well as on the
conference registration site.
• Experience a social media buzz with custom hashtags before, during and
after the event itself.
• Be referred to as the premier sponsor for the event, which comes with the
privilege of being the exclusive host of major social functions at the

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Proposed Schedule for 2021 Bids*
Receipt of Letter of Intent  • January 10, 2020
Review Committee Short List for 2021 • January 31, 2020
Site Visit/Final Selection for 2021  • February 29, 2020
Contracts Signed for 2021  • March 31, 2020

* Subject to change

Future Host Committee
Jerry Grymek, Co-chair –
Melody Wren, Co-chair –
Marc Smith –