QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec City Convention Centre had a great year in 2012-13, generating $104.1 million in economic spinoffs, including $32.1 million from the 15 international conventions it hosted. This represents a 7.4% increase over 2011-12 ($96.9 million), due in large part to increased numbers of visitors from the rest of Canada and abroad.
Events hosted at the Québec City Convention Centre were also very profitable for Québec City hotels. Convention Centre business accounted for 168,591 person-nights, 20% of all convention-related stays in the region. The hotel and restaurant industry benefited with $27.4 million in economic activity.
The economic impact of the 144 events held at the Convention Centre in 2012-13 was calculated using an intersectoral model developed by Institut de la statistique du Québec. This methodology for calculating economic activity based on convention attendee origin is recognized by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC).
|Figures for April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013|
|Total number of events:||144|
|Total economic spinoffs:||$104.1 M|
|Hotel and restaurant industry:||$27.4 M|
|Tax and incidental tax revenues:||$24.2 M|
|Government of Québec||$17.7 M|
|Government of Canada||$6.5 M|
SOURCE: Société du Centre des congrès de Québec
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