2017 CITAP Winter Function
December 4, 2017
Westin Bayshore Vancouver

We look forward to seeing everyone at the CITAP 21st Annual Winter Function held on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver!

The full day program will include morning educational sessions, an afternoon tradeshow called the Winter Marketplace, and a networking Reception and Dinner.  Program and registration details will be shared very soon.   

As this event continues to grow each year, register early to ensure you have your spot!  Also, check out the sponsorship opportunities to heighten your company’s presence.   


Timeline and Rooms 
08:30 Registration in Salon A/B/C Foyer
09:00 - 11:30 CITAP Educational Sessions in Stanley Park Salon A & B (2nd floor)
13:00 - 17:00 CITAP Winter Marketplace in Grand Ballroom (ground floor)
17:30 - 19:00 CITAP Winter Function Reception in Stanley Park Foyer
19:00 - 21:00 CITAP Winter Function Dinner in Stanley Park Ballroom (2nd floor)

Registration Deadlines

  • November 6, 2017 (Monday) for Marketplace Exhibit Table and Sponsorship Registrations
  • November 20, 2017 (Monday) for Seminar and Dinner Registrations, and Door Prize Information

Your registration can only be confirmed with your Membership Status in good standing. If unsure of your Membership Status, please check with CITAP Office.  

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Please be advised that preferred payment methods for this year are credit card and E-transfer, we discontinue accepting cheque payments. For more information on the e-transfer, please contact CITAP Office.

Yoga to Start Your Day:
7AM to 8AM... The Vancouver Aquarium is hosting a complimentary yoga class for CITAP members in its new Steller’s Bay Underwater exhibit from 7-8am on Monday December 4th.  All skill levels are welcome. The Vancouver Aquarium is conveniently located just a short walk from the Westin Bayshore along Vancouver’s picturesque seawall.  Participants will be given a healthy bagged breakfast to take with them following the yoga class.  Mats will be provided. There is space for a maximum of 40 participants so sign up early to avoid disappointment. Use the Online Registration form to sign up!

Morning Educational Sessions:
9AM to 11:30AM... The morning's educational programming will help set you up for success in 2018! There will be a transportation panel to discuss matters specific to Asian Pacific travellers to Canada and how the industry can best address them, with special guest Doug Switzer (President of Ontario Motorcoach Association & President and CEO of Motorcoach Canada).  Also not to be missed, there will be two RTO panels: one to expand supplier knowledge of established markets and another one to introduce emerging markets of interest to Canada.

Winter Marketplace: 
1PM to 5PM... We are expecting over 120 Exhibitors from across Canada and the US! CITAP supplier and DMO (Destination Marketing Organizations) members exhibit in an informal tabletop Marketplace where RTO staff and guides can access updated information for planning, operations and reservations. Over 150 staff from the local tour operator companies (RTO) is expected to visit this year’s CITAP Winter Marketplace. Exhibitors are limited to CITAP members only but the doors are open for all tour operator companies, members and non-members. 

Request for DOOR PRIZES during Winter Marketplace: 
Once again, we plan to shower the RTO visitors during the Marketplace! Thank you in advance for your generous door prize contributions. To coordinate, please email CITAP Office your prize description and quantity before Wednesday, November 20, 2017. Please bring your prize to the event and have it/them ready to be given away during the Marketplace at YOUR OWN exhibit table. Should you need to ship your prize(s) in advance, please contact CITAP Office to discuss the shipment arrangement.

Reception & Dinner: 
5:30PM to 9PM... End the busy day with this great networking opportunity. Meet new partners in the industry, re-acquaint with old friends and find out what's new or what is happening with their part of the inboutn business - Get Connected and Stay Connected to Increase your Business from Asia Pacific - this is where it can happen!

Special Offers...
Special rates at the host hotel, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver are available until November 3rd.  The rate is $169 CAD (exclusive of taxes) and you can book online using this link.                   


WestJet is offering a special discount for the Winter Function participant travelling from other cities and provinces:10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Vancouver and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Book by: December 11, 2017
Travel from: November 27, 2017 to December 11, 2017    

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Changes/cancellations   You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our service fees page for more information.