Five Montréal enterprises earn gold and silver awards at the national gala of the 2009 edition of Grands Prix du tourisme québécois



    MONTREAL, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Five regional Grands Prix du tourisme
québécois laureates merited top honours at the national gala held on May 15th
at the Centre des congrès de Québec. In presence of Nicole Ménard, Québec
Minister of Tourism, five Montréal enterprises that were previously recognized
at the regional ceremony held on March 24th received the national level gold
and silver awards.

    
    National laureates from the Montréal area included as follows:

    Accommodations - B&Bs
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    GOLD: Atmosphère

    Tourist Attractions, 100 000 visitors and more
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    GOLD: Montréal Botanical Garden for The Magic of Lanterns

    Festivals and Tourist Events, Operating budget under $1 M
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    GOLD: Mutek, International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic
    Music

    Transportation and travel
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    GOLD: Authentik Canada

    Accommodations - 1 to 3-star Establishments
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    SILVER: Auberge Le Pomerol

    The Granby Zoo, also a member of Tourisme Montréal, garnered a silver
    award for the Eastern Townships region in the category Tourist
    Attractions, 100 000 visitors and more.

    Every year since 1985, the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois have been
    awarded to individuals and businesses in the tourism industry in
    recognition of innovation and excellence in their products and services.
    The regional winners automatically advance to the provincial round of
    this prestigious competition which economic spin-offs are appreciable for
    both recipients and the city.

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    Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
    concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
    destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also
    responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with
    the ever-changing conditions of the market.
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For further information:

For further information: Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public
Relations, Product Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514)
844-2404, bellerose.pierre@tourisme-montreal.org


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