Quebec City Travel Newsletter May 8th

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
May 8, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 6
Best in the World
Ile d'Orléan's Farmers in Chef's Hats received a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in London, winning Best in the World in the local growers category. Over 6 000 cookbooks and books on wine from over 107 countries were judged during the contest. An original idea that is making ground!

Linda Arsenault
Les Producteurs toqués de l'île d'Orléans
418 828-9412

Farmers in Chef Hats

Travel Back in Time Under Dufferin Terrace!
Parks Canada is offering an exclusive tour of the Saint-Louis fort and castle ruins under Dufferin Terrace. Accompanied by an interpretive guide, you will discover the treasures buried in these historic sites, which were formerly the official residence of several governors. Numerous characters will bring the past to life! Guided tours given daily from June 1 to October 12.

Disorder at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
The Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec is putting on a series of unique shows this year, featuring nearly 300 artists from Quebec, Canada and abroad. Exploring disorder, the festival will take place between May 14 and 31, 2008 in several show halls throughout Québec City. Ten shows, eight locations. don't miss the fun!

Marie-Ève Charlebois
Carrefour international de théâtre - Québec
418 692-3131
[email protected]

Secret Show

Transat Québec Saint-Malo Soon to Set Sail
No less than 36 boats will be competing in the 7th edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo, the only non-stop race crossing the Atlantic from west to east. Several skippers from France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium and Italy, forming some of the best ocean sailing crews in the world, will be at the starting line. Head down to wharves 5 and 14 at the Vieux-Port on July 10 to talk to the different competitors as they prepare to set sail on Sunday, July 20.

Geneviève de Montigny
Transat Québec Saint-Malo
418 523-8830, poste 264
[email protected]

The New Grand Times Hotel
The Grand Times Hotel invites you to discover its international calibre, high-end establishment. Located near the major roadways and the Galeries de la Capitale, this Zen-inspired hotel offers 122 rooms and suites with an urban, New-York style décor. The Grand Times blends leading-edge technology with refined elegance. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness room, indoor pools and conference rooms.

Linda Lirette
Grand Hôtel Times
418 353-3333
1 800 902-5555

The Grand Times Hotel

Auberge Saint-Antoine, A Hotel You Will Love
Congratulations to Auberge Saint-Antoine for being added to the National Geographic Traveler magazine's prestigious The Stay List: 150 Hotels You'll Love. Appearing in the April 2008 edition of the magazine, this list names 150 accommodations throughout the world that stand out due to their excellence, distinction and mainly, their ability to make travelers feel at home in the area they are visiting.

Mercure Communication
418 681-5559

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Grande fête de la Côte-de-Beaupré
This year, the Grande Fête de la Côte-de-Beaupré is celebrating Québec City's 400th anniversary with three days of festivities, from August 29 to September 1, 2008. Highlights include a performance by Gregory Charles at the Sainte-Anne de Beaupré basilica and Kain on the outdoor stage in Saint-Joachim. Come enjoy the non-stop animation, a unique blend of the region's vitality and heritage.

CLD de la Côte-de-Beaupré
418 827-5256
[email protected]

Programming announcement for La Grande Fête

Québec 2008 World Leisure Congress
The 10th edition of the World Leisure Congress will be held from October 6 to 10, 2008 at the Québec City Convention Centre. It is the largest gathering of the leisure industry in Canada. Learn about growing interest in leisure activities, whether relating to culture, the outdoors, science, socio-education, sports or tourism.

Pascale Savard
URLS de Québec
418 877-6233
[email protected]

Meet us at the Following Events!
Promotional Visit
May 20 to 22
Montréal, QC
Contact: Régis Fleury

Promotional Visit
May 20 to 23
Vancouver, BC
Contact: François-Jean Viel francois

Rendez-vous Canada Vancouver
May 24 to 28
Vancouver, BC
Contact: François-Jean Viel francois
and Katie Lepage

Promotion Via Montréal
May 28
Montréal, QC
Contact: Martin Lachance

Promotion Via Toronto
May 29
Toronto, ON
Contact: Martin Lachance

Québec Day - 8th Annual Québec Cup Invitation Golf Tournament
June 2
Toronto, ON
Contact: Suzanne Roy

AAA Summer Product Launch and Promotional Visit
June 4 to 8
Providence, RI
Contact: François-Jean Viel francois

Showcase Canada
June 9 to 11
Chicago, IL
Contact: Hélène Pomerleau

Tap Dance ¬- Travel Alliance Partners
Girdwood, AK
June 9 to 13
Contact: François-Jean Viel francois

Showcase Canada
June 16 and 17
Philadelphie, PA
Contact: Nancy Dacres

Promotion Québec
June 17
Ottawa, ON
Contact: Suzanne Roy

New England Cruise Symposium
June 17 to 19
Portland, ME
Contact: Martin Lachance

June 18 to 20
Orlando, FL
Contact: Nancy Dacres

PRSA / SATW Conference
June 18 to 20
Pittsburg, PA
Contact: Paule Bergeron

Golf MPI
June 23 to 25
Chicago, IL
Contact: Nancy Dacres

NATJA Conference
June 23 to 27
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Richard Séguin

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