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  • In With the Old. In With the New.

    Saying Québec City has aged well would be an understatement. For four centuries and counting, the Québec capital has enjoyed a never-ending Renaissance that has made it one of Canada’s top cultural hotspots and a popular destination for tourists and event planners alike. “Québec City is so easy to sell,” says Fernand Gervais, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, “It’s a promotional tool unto itself. It is a quintessential European city in the heart of North America.”…

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  • Montreal named most popular city for international conventions, reports the ICCA

    Montreal is back on top as the city having hosted the most international conventions in all of North America, according to the Country and City 2016 rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Montreal finished ahead of destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago and Washington with 76 events held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the universities and the city’s hotels. These events attracted nearly 37,000 business travellers and delegates to the city – 21 per…

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  • Montréal a choice destination for international tourists

    According to data compiled by Tourisme Montréal, the city’s tourism industry has been performing very well since the beginning of the year. Statistics confirm high volumes of tourists from overseas and an increase in visitors from the United States, as well as a trend among Canadians to travel within the country. Business travel has also been a key contributor to this success. Here’s a detailed look at the main indicators. Busy business market The business travel sector has also been very…

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