Destination Direct Canada

February 6-7, 2023 during Ottawa Meet Week!

Destination Direct Canada is the only Hosted Buyer program in Canada meant to exclusively connect DMOs, association executives and conference planners.


Destination Direct Canada (DDC) is excited to host the 6th annual DDC Hosted Buyer show as a live, in-person event in Ottawa, Ontario. This will be the first time we are coming together since January 2020. The information outlined in this Duty of Care document is of vital importance for you and your safety. Please read the document thoroughly and be sure to check back regularly to keep up with evolving requirements to participate safely.


Duty of Care
The health and safety of everyone attending the event including attendees, staff, volunteers, and suppliers is the top priority for DDC. As such, we are undertaking preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at DDC from April 3 – 5, 2022, in accordance with COVID-19 regulations provided by the Ontario Government and guidelines provided by Ontario Ministry of Health, local health authorities and Les Suites host hotel along with and other venues offering extended social activities to delegates.

DDC will update this Duty of Care reflecting our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of those joining us at the conference.

Personal Accountability Commitment
We are committed to following government regulations and guidelines as they apply to the COVID-19 as well as the requirements of local health authorities and our suppliers. Additionally, we ask all those attending to follow the attendance requirements and help us host a safe and successful DDC 2022.

DDC attendees, event organizers and partners agree to engage safely which includes, but is not limited to; proof of full vaccination, contact tracing, health screening, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing and not attending the event if you are experiencing any signs, symptoms or have recently been exposed to, or diagnosed and not yet cleared by provincial health authorities as non-contagious with COVID-19.

DDC Vaccine Policy
DDC Vaccine Policy In compliance with provincial government regulations and Les Suites Hotel requires in-person conference attendees to be fully vaccinated (in accordance with the Ministry of Health) against COVID-19, unless they have a medical exemption. This policy is in accordance with current provincial proof of vaccination regulations for indoor conference, meeting, and event spaces. In-person attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with government-issued photo ID.

Les Suites Hotel
At this time, Les Suites Hotel is required by Provincial regulations to ask every person entering the convention centre be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada) in accordance with the Ministry of Health. In addition to being fully vaccinated, Les Suites Hotel requires everyone entering the building to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with government issued photo ID each day. Negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Those entering the building will also be required to complete a health screening questionnaire and provide contract tracing information before entering Les Suites Hotel each day.

Group Transport by Bus:
Bus drivers will ensure their vehicles are sanitized between and well-ventilated during trips. Please be sure to sanitize your hands before boarding and wear a mask at all times. Drinking and eating is not allowed while on the buses.

Updated: January 31, 2022