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- Posted:Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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With the return of Formula One Grand Prix du Canada and the world economy becoming stable, more people have been booking cheap Montreal hostels, which has impressed Charles Lapointe, president and chief executive of Tourisme Montreal.
He explained: "Our quick reaction in response to last year's bleak economic situation … allowed Montreal to beat the odds in a fiercely competitive urban destination market."
Mr Lapointe went on to praise the work carried out by teams with Tourisme Montreal, which has worked with other industry players, believing that this has helped immensely "to distinguish itself as a leader among other destinations and attract a record number of visitors, for business and for pleasure".
The city annually welcomes in 7.5 million tourists per year, according to reports, with tourist expenditures bringing in 2.5 billion Canadian dollars (£1.54 billion).
People have more reason to snap up cheap hostels in Montreal in the months to come too, with a series of religious events one of the main attractions for the city in the coming months.
In celebration of the canonisation of Brother Andre earlier in the month, a mass is set to be held at the Olympic Stadium on October 30th to honour this well-known Canadian figure.
Those who are unable to get along to Montreal on such a short notice but are looking to travel to a religious-themed event may be interested in visiting the city between the dates of November 13th and 16th, when the World Religious Travel Expo takes place.
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