News & Articles - Quebec City

  • Five Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2021

    Canada’s hotels have been hammered by COVID-19, with occupancy rates falling as low as 18.8 per cent during the first full week of April 2020, so news of vaccine readiness in November was welcomed by the industry. As immunizations now rollout, there’s renewed hope that existing hotels will recover losses this year and new ones won’t have to offer the deep discounts that have become all too commonplace to fill suites. But although optimistic, there’s no certainty this will be…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Quebec Airport Achieves Global Accreditation for Health, Safety Practices

    The health measures in place at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic have earned it the Airport Health Accreditation global seal of excellence from Airports Council International. “The health and safety of our passengers and employees is always a top priority at YQB. From the very beginning of the pandemic, we quickly deployed proactive measures to ensure the airport remained a safe place,” says the airport’s president and CEO, Stéphane Poirier.…

    Breaking News

  • Québec City Q&A: A planner’s take on Québec’s capital destination

    Québec City is a go-to destination for event planners from Canada and internationally, offering a uniquely Canadian setting that not only draws meeting planners and their conference delegates, but keeps them coming back for personal vacations. Heather Dow, Senior Manager for Events & Management Plus Inc., (EM+) is among the many planners who have experienced the allure of Québec City first-hand. She has brought her events to the capital city more than a dozen times over the last decade and…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Industry Insights

  • Incentivized Events: The perks of planning an event in Québec City

    There are perks to selecting the right event destination — both for those who attend and those who set the agenda. And for planners who choose Québec City, those perks can add up. The aim of any meeting or event is to leave delegates with lasting memories. Herein, Québec City is home to a host unique activities that will incentivize attendance. Planning an afternoon at the École de cirque de Québec, for example, can give attendees a taste for the “centre ring”…

    Industry Insights

  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    From innovators in material production to trailblazers in smart, sustainable construction, Québec City boasts a growing portfolio of industry leaders. In part two of our Québec City key Industry Spotlight, we turn the focus on three more sectors that make this capital city an opportune destination for corporate meetings and events. Insurance Québec City prides itself on being the second-largest insurance and financial service industry in Canada. Ten financial and insurance company headquarters reside between it and the nearby city…

    Industry Insights

  • Québec City Convention Centre expecting more than 8,000 guests

    Press Release In July and August 2018, the Québec City Convention Centre will welcome over 8,000 Canadian, American, and international delegates for nine national and international conventions. These business tourists will have an estimated economic impact of over $12 million. “The Québec City Convention Centre’s activities this summer will have a major impact on the city’s economy, hotels, restaurants and businesses,” said Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard. “Visitors will certainly take advantage of the conference to enjoy our…

    Breaking News

  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    It may be Québec City’s dynamic culture that draws tourists to the region, but for the business crowd, it’s the capitol’s vibrant industry community that turns heads. Over the decades, the city has become a hub for major players across all key industries. In part one of this Québec City industry profile, we’re turning our spotlight on four of its driving industries. Digital Arts Imagination and innovation reign supreme within Québec City’s digital arts sector, where over 104 companies and…

    Industry Insights

  • Québec City Convention Centre generates $101 million economic impact

    Press Release Business is booming at the Québec City Convention Centre, the largest convention and meeting space in the Quebec City area. In 2017–2018, the Convention Centre hosted an impressive total of 170 events, including 56 conferences, 18 of them international. These events generated substantial economic impact for Quebec, to the tune of $101 million, a 10 per cent increase over the previous year. More than 205,000 conference-goers converged in the region and enjoyed the stellar services of the Québec City Convention Centre, with overall satisfaction rates…

    Breaking News

  • Rich heritage, dynamic cuisine: Québec City’s must-see culinary scene

    Every city has its specialties. Every region has a flavour. Discovering what makes a destination’s culinary scene unique can go a long way toward making any event pop. And in the case of Québec City, there is plenty to discover. “Québec City is a North American city with a rich European culinary heritage,” says Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, who serves foodies from around the world from the kitchen at the Québec City Convention Centre. “Chefs here are deeply inspired by a rich…

    Industry Insights

  • Embracing the “new” in Québec City

    The promise of new sights, surroundings, and adventures can be a powerful draw for event invitees. This is especially true in Québec City where a mix of historic ambiance and fresh experiences continues to draw tourists and event planners from across the globe. Québec City’s most recent draws include several new venues throughout the city. The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, for example, offers a blend of cutting-edge amenities and vintage atmosphere, and hosts large-scale functions of up to 1,300 guests. Originally…

    Industry Insights

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