HOSTED BUYERS – EXPECTATIONS
In this fast-moving world, we all need more productivity! No one wants to waste their time.  At Destination Direct Canada, we are committed to making sure you have an experience that will:
  • Benefit your organization by providing timely information on the most competitive offers directly from destinations across Canada.  This is information you need to make confident decisions for your conference’s next open dates;
  • Benefit you personally and professionally by getting you ahead in your planning to save time and effort… That’s on top of great new connections and inspiring education!
To get the most out of this experience, we have a few simple requirements of our Hosted Buyers:
  • Be an engaged participant.
    Attend all group activities, networking functions and offsite partner events;
  • Meet with up to 15 of our DMO partners.
    One-on-one appointments are 15 minutes long and scheduled during the afternoon of Monday, January 28th and all day on Tuesday, January 29th. Hosted Buyers are required to attend every meeting in their agenda. The total time commitment for 15 meetings at 15 minutes each is 3.75 hours;
  • Be committed.
    Destination Direct organizers and Canada’s DMOs work very hard to make this unique program a success. While we realize “things happen” which can entail a last-minute cancellation, all Hosted Buyers are required to agree that a fee of $500 will be charged if cancellation occurs within three weeks of the event (anytime after January 7, 2019). We don’t actually want to impose fees for our Hosted Buyers, but we are hopeful that this fee will discourage people who ‘aren’t sure’ from accepting one of the very limited spots available in the program. The cancellation fee will help to defray costs associated with ticket processing and is only charged if a Hosted Buyer cancels their participation within three weeks of departure.


Destination Direct
Canada is happy to consider Hosted Buyer applications from any qualified association, corporate or third party planner applicant. Please note there is a maximum of 30 Hosted Buyers for this event.  As a result, only one representative can be accepted from a given organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are based outside the National Capital Region, anywhere in Canada.