Tourisme Montréal Promises Insider Access with Five Local Experts



    MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - When it comes to guidance, we ask our
friends. When it comes to travel, we ask the locals. Tourisme Montréal
combines the best of both worlds with their five new "Insiders", Montréalers
who will show visitors what's hot and happening throughout the city in the
world of arts and culture, epicurean life, gay life, nightlife and girls'
getaways.
    So how are these Insiders sharing their passion, expertise and love of
Montréal? Online, where everyone can reach them. Each Insider is actively
exploring the city and regularly updates their blog on the Tourisme Montréal
website with their latest adventures, but it doesn't stop there. Come "friend"
them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and check out their videos on
YouTube. Do you have specific questions? Just ask, and they'll give you the
answers. It has never been easier for travelers to learn from five friends "on
the inside" about the latest local buzz.

    
    Arts and Culture Insider: Daviel Lazure Vieira

    Get to know Daviel:    He's a writer, critic, columnist and editor for
                           various newspapers and magazines, including
                           EnRoute and Urbania. Daviel is your "go-to guy"
                           for the latest information about art openings,
                           exhibits, concerts and whatever it takes to
                           satisfy your cultural curiosity.

    Visit Daviel's blog:
                 http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Arts-And-Culture
                 Become Daviel's friend on Facebook: Daviel Lazure Vieira
                 Follow Daviel on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Daviel_LV


    Epicurean Life Insider: Katerine Rollet

    Get to know Katerine:  Katerine has been an actress for 15 years but
                           she's definitely not a "starving artist." She
                           calls herself a "galloping gourmet" and she's
                           combing the streets of Montréal so you always know
                           what's cookin'.
    Visit Katerine's blog:
                 http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Epicurean-Life
                 Become Katerine's friend on Facebook: Katerine Rollet
                 Follow Katerine on Twitter:
                 http://twitter.com/katerinerollet


    Gay Life Insider: Daniel Baylis

    Get to know Daniel:    His definition of "gay" is simply "in style." He
                           is a blogger, translator, print journalist and
                           columnist. He'll be reporting on all that is
                           incredible and provocative... are you curious?

    Visit Daniel's blog:
                 http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Gay-Life
                 Become Daniel's friend on Facebook: Daniel Baylis
                 Follow Daniel on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Daniel_Baylis


    Nightlife Insider: Brendan Murphy

    Get to know Brendan:   Brendan has ten years experience as a music
                           columnist and reviewer in print and on the Web. He
                           loves music and certainly knows Montréal's
                           nightlife. Brendan takes you underground and
                           beyond the velvet ropes.

    Visit Brendan's blog:
                 http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Nightlife
                 Become Brendan's friend on Facebook: Brendan Murphy
                 Follow Brendan on Twitter: http://twitter.com/freeMurphy


    Girls' Getaway Insider: Tamy Emma Pepin

    Get to know Tamy:      Tamy is a journalist and television and WebTV
                           hostess...but more importantly, she's your girl!
                           Whether it's finding the most fabulous pair of
                           pumps or a chic spot for martinis, Tamy's got the
                           secret.
    Visit Tamy's blog:
                 http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Girls-Getaway
                 Become Tamy's friend on Facebook: Tamy Emma Pepin
                 Follow Tamy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TamyEmmaPepin
    

    Recruitment of the five "Insiders" began early in 2009 and the selection
criterion was rigorous and focused on integrity. Each had to be a Montréaler
and possess a thorough knowledge of the destination, specifically in their
area of insider expertise. Social media savvy was also a must, balanced by an
embracing of Web 2.0 values including: transparency, humility, honesty,
authenticity, innovation, listening and credibility. They are top-notch
communicators, real and representative of the city's underlying multicultural
fabric.

    Summer is the perfect season to visit Montréal, the "most European city
in North America." Let the Insiders take you behind the scenes and through the
streets of this sophisticated city. Whether it's history, culture, festivals,
museums, the best restaurants, underground DJs (even underground shopping!)
and a rockin' music scene, Montréal's offerings are as diverse as its
visitors. The city offers great value options throughout the year with its
Sweet Deals and getting here is easy with plenty of air travel options.
    To book a Sweet Deal or customize an itinerary visit:
www.tourisme-montreal.org.

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    About Tourisme Montréal

    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: Tanya Churchmuch, Tourisme Montréal, (514)
844-1575, churchmuch.tanya@tourisme-montreal.org


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