MONTREAL, May 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A leading tourist attraction, cruises will undoubtedly bring their fair share of passengers to Montréal in their wake this year. Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference organized by the Montréal Cruise Committee and its partners to mark the launch of the 2012 season, which promises to be excellent. Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Port Authority and Mr. Charles Lapointe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal will preside over the event, which will take place on May 10 at 11 a.m.
|WHEN:||May 10, 2012, 11 a.m.|
|| Iberville Passenger Terminal, VIP lounge
The maritime terminal is located on the Alexandra Quay (facing the Pointe-à-Callière museum)
|| Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Port Authority and
Mr. Charles Lapointe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal
|DETAILS:||Various representatives will be available for individual interviews after the press conference. It will be possible to take photos of the event and to visit the cruise terminal.|
Led by Tourisme Montréal and Montréal Port Authority, the Montréal Cruise Committee encompasses Aéroports de Montréal, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the Old Port of Montreal Corporation, the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, the City of Montreal, Casino de Montréal and the Société de développement commercial du Vieux-Montréal. The committee is also supported by the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec.
About the Port of Montréal
Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is a major diversified trans-shipment centre that handles all types of goods - containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. In 2011 alone, the Port handled 28.5 million tonnes of cargo. The Port of Montreal owns a rail network, operated directly on the piers. It is connected to both national railway networks and a highway network. The Port also operates a passenger terminal that welcomed 38,031 passengers and crew members in 2011. All the other terminals are managed by private stevedoring companies. Port activity supports 18,200 jobs and generates $1.5 billion in economic spin-offs per year. For more information, please visit www.port-montreal.com.
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. For more information, please visit www.tourisme-montreal.org.
For further information:
Source: Montréal Cruise Committee
Manager - Corporate Public Relations Tourisme Montréal
Cell. 514 994-5639
Montréal Port Authority