This year, tourism sector occupied the top spot in Montreal

Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

indexThe tourism sector of Montreal is one of the major economic sectors of this city that runs the vitality of this city. This year, according to predictions from Tourisme Montréal and the Conference Board of Canada, the city will witness 9.9% increase in tourism spending to reach $3.6 billion, representing $2.88 billion in economic spinoffs followed by 48,700 jobs approximately. Furthermore, $1.49 billion in tax revenues are anticpated.

 

“Tourism remains one of Canada’s industries with strong growth potential, which is great news for Montréal’s tourism sector,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. “I encourage leaders in this industry to leverage the fresh energy that’s running through the city, as evidenced by the creation of new attractions and hotels, as well as the diversification of our tourism products. Montréal’s 375th anniversary has boosted the city’s international reputation and will act as a springboard for years to come.”

 

In comparison to the summer of last year, the number of tourists increased considerably including borders of the Québec, traffic at the Montréal Airport and figures in hotels occupancy rate. These outcomes can be credited to the buzz created by many events, festivals and attractions in the city.

 

At the time of the summers, the number of foreign visitors visiting Québec border grew by 5.7% and 119.3% from Mexico and 32.1% and from China respectively. In the meantime, the total number of Americans entering the province via the border increased by 11.1%.

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