Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tourism Montreal Gets Creative As Economy Slips

Tamy Emma Pépin is one of five people hired by Tourism Montreal to blog about the city. Pépin writes about stores, bars, and men. Photograph by: PHIL CARPENTER, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Hotels take beating without F1 race.

Montreal's loss of the Canadian Grand Prix was reflected in a sharp drop in tourism to the city last month, with hotel bookings down 11 per cent compared with June of last year, according to Tourism Montreal.

The economic downturn and the new U.S. passport regulations that took effect June 1 were also factors in the decrease, said Martine Lizotte, manager of research and public relations for the tourism agency.

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