2012 Winter Function – December 4, 2012

Thank you to everyone for joining us on this day, a day dedicated to the Celebration of Inbound Tourism from Asia Pacific markets!

The Winter Function wwas held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 with Larco Hospitality Group’s 3 properties in Richmond working together to host our annual event: Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel and Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

Registration for CITAP members

Registration for non-CITAP members

Registration Deadline Dates:
- November 16, 2012 for Marketplace Exhibitors and Sponsorship registrations
- November 23, 2012 for Breakfast, Workshop, Market Update, and Dinner registrations

Timeline/Function Rooms:

  • 07:00-08:15 Breakfast with the Board in Marsalis, Hilton lobby level 
  • 08:30-09:15 CITAP Educational Workshop in Westminster Salon, Sheraton lobby level
  • 09:30-12:00 Asia Pacific Market Update Panel Discussion in Westminster Salon, Sheraton lobby level
  • 13:00-17:00 CITAP Winter Marketplace in Minoru Grand Ballroom, Sheraton lobby level
  • 17:00-17:30 Hotel Tours
  • 17:30-19:00 Dinner Reception in Westminster Salon, Sheraton lobby level
  • 19:00-2100  Christmas Dinner in Coastal Mountain Ballroom, Marriott 2FL

'Breakfast with the Board' in Marsalis, Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7AM ~ 8:15AM

  • New for 2012! The idea of this event, is not only to get fuelled up for the busy day ahead, but to create an opportunity where members and Directors have the chance for an open conversation.  If you have an idea on how we can improve ourselves, this might be the place and time to bounce off a few ideas.
  • Members cost $25 + 12% HST per person
  • Door opens at 7am, President's Welcome at 7:15, followed by All Canadian breakfast

'CITAP Educational Workshop' and 'Market Update Panel Discussion' in Westminster Salon, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 8:30AM ~ 9:15AM, 9:30AM ~ 12 noon

  • No charge for CITAP members however pre-registration is mandatory
  • $100 + 12% HST per person for non-CITAP members [$50 of this registration fee can be used toward a new Membership application in 2013]

'CITAP Winter Marketplace' in Minoru Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 1PM ~ 5PM

  • CITAP Supplier and DMO members are invited to exhibit in an informal tabletop Marketplace where RTO staff can access updated infomration for planning, operations and reservations. Approximately 150 staff from local Tour Operation companies (RTO) is expected to attend.
  • Notes for Exhibitors ... (i) exhibit tables this year is 2.5ft x4ft, (ii) tabletop display should not exceed 8ft in height from the floor, (iii) one pop-up banner per exhibitor and must be placed ON the floor behind the exhibit table, (iv) maximum of 2 delegates per exhibit table

'Hotel Tour' hosted by the 3 hotels 5PM ~ 5:30PM

  • Immediately following the close of Marketplace, representatives from Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Cecilia), Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel (Karen) and Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Allen) will take you on a hotel tour of your choice.
  • Meet in the lobby of respective hotel you wish to tour.

'Dinner Reception' in Westminster Salon, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 5:30PM ~ 7PM
'CITAP Christmas Dinner' in Coastal Mountain Ballroom, Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel 7PM ~ 9PM 

Door Prize donations:
Once again, your Door Prize donations showered the RTO visitors during the Marketplace! Thank you all for your generous contribution. 

Package Shipments
If you are exhibiting at the Marketplace and require materials to be shipped to the Hotel, please address ALL boxes as below and they must arrive AFTER November 30, Friday.
ATT: Harolyn Stefanik, Dec. 4 - CITAP Marketplace
7551 Westminster Highway
Richomond, BC, V6X 1A3
Tel: 604-247-1997

 WestJet Information:
20% discount off the best available fare (at the time of booking) for CITAP members attending the Winter Function.
Please refer to CITAP's Member E-Update from October 24, 2012 for booking details.

 Accommodations $115 + taxes at Hilton & Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotels:

  • This special room rate is available between November 29 to December 9, 2012 and must be booked BEFORE November 29, 2012.
  • Call the hotels directly and identify yourself as a participant of CITAP 16th Winter Function
  • Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel 1.604.233.3990 or click here for online reservation
  • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 1.800.663.0299 or click here for online reservation

For any other information regarding our Winter Function, please contact Yuko at 604.247.1997 or citap97@citap.ca.
We look forward to seeing you! 

2012 WF Team