Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flu Fears Bug Montreal Tourism

Could we see more empty caleches this summer because of the swine flu?
Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Weaker dollar, conventions good for industry.

A big question mark hangs over Montreal’s summer tourism prospects because of swine flu, the city’s tourism agency said Tuesday.

Charles Lapointe, head of Torurism Montreal, said an estimated 80,000 Mexicans visited Montreal last year, and that market is potentially at risk because of concerns about spreading the virus that is suspected to have claimed 152 lives in Mexico and that has now spread to 16 countries around the world.

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