Montréal selected as host city of the National Tour Association's Annual Convention in 2010



    MONTREAL, April 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Tourisme Montréal is proud to announce
that the National Tour Association (NTA) has chosen Montréal as host city of
its 2010 Annual Convention. Over the course of this prestigious five-day
event, thousands of tourism travel professionals from around the world will
meet in Montréal to take part in a wide range of networking, workshops and
seminars at the Palais des congrès. "NTA could not be more pleased to announce
our return to Canada and the great city of Montréal," says NTA Chairman and
CEO Randy Julian. "This chic metropolitan city is rich in culture and history
and is a perfect host for the industry's top travel professionals."
    "This is an exciting event by any standard since it offers thousands of
tourism travel professionals from around the globe the chance to meet and
share the latest developments in the industry", says Charles Lapointe,
President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. "Being selected as host city is doubly
exciting for Montréal because 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the last time
this prestigious event was held here, and we are truly looking forward to
treating NTA participants to our city's renowned excitement, charm and
hospitality. This event is also expected to generate important economic
spin-offs, which is excellent news for Montréal's tourism industry
stakeholders," concludes Mr. Lapointe.

    The National Tour Association is a trade organization which unites
thousands of professionals involved in the growth and development of the
packaged travel industry. Composed of an elite group of industry leaders which
include Tour Operators, Tour Suppliers, Destination Marketing Organizations
(DMOs), NTA is committed to providing its members with ongoing business,
education and networking opportunities.

    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.




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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