Quebec Travel News September 11, 2008 no. 9

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
September 11, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 9
A Reward for Our Efforts!
Québec City's 400th anniversary celebrations were named one of the Top 100 Best Events in North America (and the top event in Canada) by the American Bus Association, for which the city won a gold award. Mission accomplished for all of the organizers and partners!

Eron Shosteck
American Bus Association
202 218-7220
[email protected]
Quebec Tourism Office, La Couturier

Nominations at the Tourism Office
Congratulations to Katie Lepage on being promoted to sales delegate. Katie brings considerable experience to the table, having been a member of the media team for the past five years. Prior to that, she was in charge of operations at an important tourism business in the area.
In this new capacity, Katie will be in charge of important markets, including Canada, the USA and Mexico.

Robert Lancup also became a sales delegate. He will be in charge of the European market and will give Katie a hand. Robert comes to us from the Quebec Outfitters Federation, where he was in charge of marketing. Prior to this, he handled international development during the foundation of Quebec's maritime region. He therefore has solid experience to drawn from.

Martin Lachance
Office du tourisme de Québec
418 641-6654 poste 5423
[email protected]com
Katie Lepage

Robert Lancup

Nomination at the Tourism Office
Mélissa Corriveau joined the media team as a sales assistant. Previously employed by a large tour operator in the Québec City area, she will be supporting the team of sales delegates.

Martin Lachance
Office du tourisme de Québec
418 641-6654 poste 5423
[email protected]com
Mélissa Corriveau

Toronto-Québec City Flights
Porter Airlines announced that the Toronto-Québec City flights it added this summer will continue to be offered all year.

Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines Inc.
416 619-8593
[email protected]

Moose Watching Safari
On Saturdays and Sundays from September 13 to October 19, the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier invites you on a moose watching safari from sundown to sunup (4 hours and 15 minutes). See rates on the park's Web site. Places are limited, call 418 848-3169 to reserve.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
418 848-3169
[email protected]

Last chance to visit Espace 400e – the main site of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations
The party isn't over yet! Until September 28th, take some time to laugh with our street performers, discover our 11 gardens created specifically for the anniversary by international artists, take part in the numerous conferences and debates, assist to one of the daily shows presented on site or be amazed by Patrice Sauvé's fantastic exhibit based on human flow, called Passengers. Only a few days to go! Don't miss it!

All the details on

Roxanne St-Pierre
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 692-4646 poste 249
[email protected]
Espace 400e

From September 19 to 24, hear 40 of the best classical singers from around the globe raise their voices in the world's most prestigious singing competition, Operalia. Presented for the first time in Canada in celebration of Québec City's 400th anniversary.

Roxanne St-Pierre
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 692-4646 poste 249
[email protected]
Plácido Domingo, Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec

Artsmonie d’automne
Admire the works of numerous artists at the visual arts symposium while drinking in the enchanting landscapes of the Jacques-Cartier valley. Exhibitions, discoveries and entertainment for the whole family. September 20-21 and 27-28, 2008.

Natacha Castonguay
CLD de La Jacques-Cartier
418 844-2358 poste 302
[email protected]com

The Great Colour Adventure
From September 20 to October 13, take advantage of the many activities offered during The Great Colour Adventure in Mont-Sainte-Anne. A feast for all of the senses! Entertainment, sports competitions, a rally and much more.

418 827-4561
[email protected]

Step onto the Island
L'île d'Orléans invites you to discover or rediscover its landscapes, products, heritage and residents on October 4 and 5. Numerous activities await you!

Jullie Harvey
CLD de l'île d'Orléans
418 829-0297, poste 223
[email protected]
Île d’Orléans, Martine Rouleau, Autour de l'île, 2008 edition

Huron-Wendat Family Reunion
This commemorative event is a unique opportunity for members of the Wendat communities to gather, retracing their history and reliving their customs. On until October 15, 2008.

Dave Laveau
Tourisme Wendake Maison Aroüanne
418 847-1835
[email protected]
Tourisme Wendake

Québec City’s International Bell Challenge
Sanctioned by the Women's Tennis Association, this international tennis championship will once again attract rising female tennis stars and the world's best players to Université Laval's PEPS facilities from October 25 to November 2.

Jacques Hérisset
Challenge Bell International de Québec
418 627-3343
[email protected]

Meet us at the following events!
September 9 to 12
Contact: Hélène Pomerleau

Travel Media Showcase
September 9 to 12
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Richard Séguin

Mexico, MX
September 10 to 12
Contact: François-Jean Viel

Top Resa
September 15 to 19
Paris, FR
Contact: Robert Lancup

Canadian Travel Media Event
September 17 to 19
New York, NY
Contact: Richard Séguin

September 22 to 26
Chicago, IL
Contact: Hélène Pomerleau

Promotional visit
September 22 to 26
Calgary, AB
Contact: Katie Lepage

October 1 to 4
Vancouver, BC
Contact: Suzanne Roy

Discover Québec
October 1 to 5
Toronto, ON
Contact: Paule Bergeron

Travel Trade
October 7
Ottawa, ON
Contact: Suzanne Roy

October 16 to 19
Hamilton, ON
Contact: Régis Fleury

October 17 to 22
Houston, TX
Contact: Richard Séguin

October 19 to 23
Toronto, ON
Contact: Katie Lepage

Showcase Canada
October 20
New York, NY
Contact: Nancy Dacres

Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners Forum
October 20 to 21
Toronto, ON
Contact: Régis Fleury

October 22
Montréal, QC
Contact: Régis Fleury

Promotional visits
October 23 to 26
Contact: Régis Fleury et Suzanne Roy

Bienvenue Québec
October 27 to 31
Laval, QC
Contact: Katie Lepage and Robert Lancup

Martin Lachance
Québec City Tourism
418 641-6654 ext. 5423
[email protected]com

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