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  • Great food, safety and a friendly welcome cited as Montreal’s strengths

    Press Release According to an Ipsos survey conducted for Tourisme Montréal, 95 per cent of leisure and business travellers who stayed in Montreal in 2018 were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience. The proportion of those who said they were very satisfied has gone up 20 per cent from 2006. Furthermore, 93 per cent of the leisure tourists polled said they would recommend Montreal as a destination, while 84 per cent of business travellers said they’d like to…

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  • Montréal top international convention destination in the Americas for second year

    Press Release According to the prestigious ranking of the Union of International Associations (UIA) for 2018, Montreal is the number one international convention destination in the Americas for the second year in a row. Montreal’s drawing power brought 108 events to the city, ahead of the likes of New York, Buenos Aires, Washington and Toronto. The report also shows that Montreal hosted 50 per cent of all international events held in large Canadian cities — a phenomenal tally that shows…

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  • Events in the age of disruption

    Montreal is a city in the midst of a boom. With its vibrant tech scene, bustling nightlife and well-earned reputation as a culinary mecca, Canada’s unofficial arts capital is teeming with culture and opportunity — and no one is feeling that positive vibe more than Robert Mercure, president and CEO of The Palais des congrès de Montreal. “This city is really breaking out,” the Montreal-native said. “I haven’t seen this kind of energy and appetite for our city since, frankly,…

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  • Air Canada partners with City of Montreal to launch Cabinet Créatif de Montréal

    Air Canada is proud to partner with the City of Montreal in launching The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal, a dedicated initiative to support the growth of small and medium enterprises. The project will focus on providing coaching and training related to core business competencies including planning successful business trips to stimulate national and international expansion. Air Canada, the City of Montreal and its leading incubators, accelerators and service providers such as Lune Rouge, La Piscine, MT Lab, PHI Centre, Ecole…

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  • Montréal Named Top Host City for International Conferences

    A new report from the Union of International Associations (UIA) ranks Montréal first among the top international conference cities in the Americas in 2017. Finishing ahead of Washington, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Toronto, Montréal achieved a new record of 149 international conferences hosted last year, eclipsing the city’s previous record of 108 events set in 2005. More impressive still, Montréal hosted almost two-and-a-half times the number of events attracted by runner-up city, Washington D.C. “The excellent work by…

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  • Industry influencers shine a global light on Montreal

    As a leading destination with enduring appeal, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has always attracted the eye of event planners scouting exceptional locales for their upcoming events. But the ultramodern facility recently upped its game, announcing in April that it has assembled a group of top industry leaders from the city’s eight key economic sectors to form a new Multisector Strategic Taskforce. The Taskforce is the first of its kind for the Palais, assigned to help develop and nurture…

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  • Group Germain Hotels inaugurates a brand new hotel banner in Canada

    Press Release Group Germain Hotels is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 located in Brossard, on Montreal’s South Shore. This brand new banner offers a unique accommodation experience thanks to its loft-style boutique hotel concept. Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 (CNW Group/Groupe Germain) Strategically located at the intersection of highways 10 and 30 on Montreal’s South Shore, the hotel is close to several shops, restaurants, theatres and recreation centres, making it a great location for business and leisure travellers.…

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  • Air Canada celebrates the launch of seasonal service to Ireland from Montreal

    Press Release The arrival of flight Air Canada 818 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, this morning marks the successful launch of non-stop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until October 12, 2018, using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration. “Capitalizing on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland, we are pleased to inaugurate Montreal–Dublin flights,” said Benjamin Smith, president passenger airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada will offer the best market coverage of any carrier…

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  • Air Canada to launch daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario and Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights

    Air Canada has announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018.  The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John’s; to Europeincluding Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents. “We are pleased to expand Air Canada’s domestic network…

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  • Canada’s most innovative hotel opens its doors in downtown Montréal

    A stone’s throw from Palais des congrès, Hôtel Monville is the first in the country to use a delivery robot for room service Since March 15, 2018, Montréal has been offering visitors an incomparable experience with the official opening of the Hôtel Monville, the brand new independent and 100 per cent connected hotel, located on De Bleury Street in the heart of Metropolitan Montréal’s Quartier International. Setting new trends in the industry, this 20-storey, four-star hotel offers 269 guest rooms including 54 suites. Designed by…

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