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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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  • Tourisme Montréal celebrates excellence with Prix Distinction 2019

    Press Release Leaders from Montréal’s tourism industry were honoured yesterday at the Prix Distinction, an annual gala celebrating innovative business strategies. The event, which took place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, was organized by Tourisme Montréal and presented by Air Canada. “Tourisme Montréal wishes to commend its industry partners for their outstanding work. Thanks to them, Montréal is considered one of the most attractive urban destinations in North America and is known around the world for being an open, vibrant…

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  • Sink your teeth into the Montreal’s deliciously diverse cuisine at MTLàTABLE

    Press Release Tourisme Montréal today published the list of the 150 restaurants participating in the seventh edition of MTLàTABLE. From November 1 to 11, the participating restaurants will offer fixed-price dinner menus for $23, $33 or $43, while select restaurants will serve brunch for just $17. Presented by Aeroplan, the culinary initiative offers the public a singular opportunity to discover the city’s best restaurants and top chefs. Quebec ingredients will be featured once again this year, as local chefs find creative ways to pay tribute to the local…

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  • Tourisme Montréal: International visitors drive strong summer performance

    Press Release According to the most recent data compiled by Tourisme Montréal, economic indicators for the city’s tourism industry continued to climb during the 2018 summer season. Montréal’s economy and tourism industry are still thriving following last year’s anniversary celebrations. Montréal-Trudeau Airport reported high foreign passenger traffic in June and July, with an 8.8 per cent increase in passengers from the U.S. and a 10.7 per cent increase in overseas passengers. Total volumes have increased since the beginning of the…

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  • Montreal taps into a promising tourist market with new direct flights to Tokyo

    Press Release Tourisme Montréal is very pleased to mark the inaugural Air Canada flight between Tokyo and Montreal. The new direct flight is great news for Montreal’s tourism industry as it promises to generate significant benefits over time. Tourisme Montréal anticipates that the number of Japanese tourists coming to the city will grow by 48 per cent in 2018. This boost will outpace the projected 6.1 per cent growth in the overseas market. The number of Japanese tourists coming to Montreal is expected to…

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  • Tourisme Montréal signs a memorandum of understanding with its Mexican counterpart

    Tourisme Montréal and the Mexico Tourism Board have just signed a memorandum of understanding. This occurred while several representatives from Montréal’s business sector were on a trade mission to Mexico City. “Tourism is a major driver of economic and social development for both Quebec and Mexico. Today, we are confirming our desire to increase bilateral trade and support growth in the tourism industry, for which the outlook is very promising. This agreement is very good news for both organizations!” said Yves Lalumière, President and…

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  • Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable destination for meetings and conventions

    Montréal has once again been certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings and Events, the certification confirms the city’s position as an environmentally sustainable destination. Crafted by over 300 professionals from the business tourism industry, the ASTM-APEX standards are the first in North America to establish performance criteria for sustainable practices and responsible management systems used by tourism stakeholders in the meetings sector. The standards cover various aspects of event organization, including meeting venues,…

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  • Tourism remains one of Montreal’s most dynamic industries

    The tourism industry continues to drive Montreal’s economic vitality. According to projections from Tourisme Montreal and the Conference Board of Canada, tourism spending in the city will post a 9.9 per cent increase to reach $3.6 billion in 2017, representing $2.88 billion in economic spinoffs (added value) and approximately 48,700 jobs across the province. Additionally, $1.49 billion in tax revenues are expected. “Tourism remains one of Canada’s industries with strong growth potential, which is great news for Montreal’s tourism sector,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal.…

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  • Montréal hosts Destination Marketing Association International’s annual convention

    From July 11 to 14, Montréal is hosting the annual convention of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) for the first time. More than 1,300 delegates will be attending the event, which is being held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, and the tourism spending associated with this convention is expected to inject $3.1 million into the local economy. Based in the United States, DMAI is an international association of destination marketing organizations, including convention and tourism bureaus, visitor welcome offices, etc. DMAI supports more than…

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