The 2010 Québec Tourism Awards recognize 16 Montréal Laureates

MONTREAL, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The prestigious Québec Tourism Awards (Grand Prix du tourisme québécois) for the Greater Montréal region were awarded last night during a gala evening held at the Parisian Laundry art gallery. Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and from the City of Montréal were in attendance to honour the sixteen recipients, whose excellent in their respective categories was duly recognized.

In the company of Messrs. Jacques Parisian and Charles Lapointe, respectively Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal, the highly-anticipated event was a resounding success, resplendent with daring and humour thanks to the effervescent Catherine Pogonat, Mistress of Ceremonies and host of the TV show Mange ta ville, and the ever-hilarious funnyman, Louis-José Houde.

"If Montréal's excellent international reputation for hospitality makes us proud, then we owe it all to our industry professionals," affirms Charles Lapointe, "Their dedication, enthusiasm, and undying attention to detail is what makes Montréal one of the most welcoming cities on the planet, making us the envy of other destinations. I commend all of the participants in this prestigious competition for their exceptional performance and offer my most sincere congratulations to the laureates!"

The highest distinction bestowed by the Québec Tourism Awards, the Ulysse Trophy, was awarded to Mr. James Cherry, President and CEO of the Aéroports de Montréal organization, for his outstanding leadership in the management of the Pierre Trudeau airport renovations.

Now in its 25th year, the Québec Tourism Awards annually recognizes tourist industry professionals- individuals as well as businesses - who, through their dynamism and excellent work, contribute to Montréal's continuing tourism success in both domestic and international markets.

    
               2010 Québec Tourism Awards - Regional Recipients

    Outdoor and Adventure Tourism
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    My Bicyclette

    Tourist Attractions - less than 100 000 visitors
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    Maison Saint-Gabriel

    Tourist Attractions - 100 000 visitors or more
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    Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

    Tourist Development - Dining
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    Le Cabaret du Roy - Restaurant

    Festivals and Tourism Events - operating budget of less than $1M
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    Igloofest 2009

    Festivals and Tourism Events - operating budget of $1M or more
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    Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

    Accommodations - 4- and 5-star establishments
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    InterContinental Montréal

    Accommodations - 1- to 3-star establishments or less
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    Hôtel Dauphin Montréal Downtown (Convention Centre)

    Accommodations - Bed and Breakfasts
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    Le Sieur de Joliette

    Human Resources - Tourism Employee
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    Maurice Guertin - Restaurant Verses

    Human Resources - Tourism Manager
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    Jeanne Lefebvre - Hôtel Nelligan

    Tourist Services
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    La Vitrine culturelle de Montréal

    Transportation and Travel
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    Authentik Canada

    Sustainable Tourism
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    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

    Sustainable Tourism - Honourable Mention
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    Atmosphère

    Ulysse Trophy 2010
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    Mr. James Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal

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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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SOURCE Tourisme Montréal

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


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