Tourisme Montreal

Tourisme Montreal

June 07, 2007 06:30 ET

Montreal, More Vibrant Than Ever

Tourisme Montreal launches its Sweet Deal Summer Package

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) -

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This summer, Tourisme Montreal is once again offering the popular Sweet Deal Summer Package, which features the third night at half price in any one of 23 participating hotels, and first two nights starting at only only $137 CA. "Over the years, the Sweet Deal package has become increasingly popular with visitors because it allows them to stay longer while saving money," explains Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public Relations, Research and Product Development, at Tourisme Montreal.

Visitors who take advantage of these packages receive special benefits, such as late checkout, a breakfast buffet or floor upgrades-in addition to a gift from Fruits & Passion (valued at $22), Casino dollars and discount coupon booklet for the city's major attractions that are already part of the Sweet Deals package.

Sweet Deals continue to win the hearts of visitors

To highlight the launch of the Sweet Deal Summer Package, Tourisme Montreal has lots to offer Quebecers to ensure they enjoy their visits to Montreal to the maximum this summer. There are loads of ideas for places to go and things to do and see on the www.tourisme-montreal.org Web site, where visitors can also choose a Sweet Deal Summer Package to stay at the best hotels in Montreal at very affordable rates.

The musts of Montreal's summer calendar

To mark Expo 67-a major milestone in Montreal's history-a number of special events will be held at parc Jean-Drapeau, site of the original event. From June 23 to September 3, the Centre d'histoire de Montreal invites visitors to stroll through the "Expo 67, Passport to the World" exhibition, which highlights the great moments of the project's realization. The "Open-air Art Gallery" tour, for its part, allows visitors to dicover the works of art created to Expo 67, including the stunning steel structure, "Man", by sculptor Alex Calder.

Once again this summer, Montreal promises music lovers plenty of thrills. The Festival International de Jazz (June 28 to July 8), the FrancoFolies de Montreal (July 26 to August 5) and the Festiblues International of Montreal (August 9 to 12) provide plenty of opportunities to groove to the beat and dance in the city's lively streets.

Of course, there's lots going on for sports fans, including such international sporting events as the Grand Prix of Canada (June 8 to 10), the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volley World Tour (July 4 to 8), the Montreal International Dragon Boat Race Festival (July 28 and 29), the NASCAR Busch Series Montreal (August 3 and 4), the Rogers Cup in tennis (August 4 to 12), and the Festival de la Sante Oasis and the Montreal International Marathon (September 9).

And that's not all! The Just For Laughs Festival (July 8 to 29) and the International Flora - The Montreal Garden Festival (June 29 to September 3) are back again this year. The Quays of the Old Port Montreal offer a very diverse program, including the new configuration of the Shed 16 Labyrinth, and the Body Worlds 2 exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre until September 16-a look at human body as you've never seen it before.

Montreal is... modern style

Since Montreal was designated a UNESCO City of Design-a first for a North American city-a growing number of visitors have been seeking out the talents of Montreal's many excellent designers, whether admiring inspiring architecture, purchasing designer objects or savouring a gourmet meal in stylish restaurant, visitors can enjoy a wealth of discoveries across the city.

Montreal is... more popular than ever

Last summer, the hotel occupancy rate in Montreal rose from 77.9% to 79.8% compared to the 2005 summer season.

The source for information in Montreal

To help visitors plan their stay, Tourisme Montreal offers numerous suggestions on events and attractions on its Web site at www.tourisme-montreal.org. Not only can you reserve a Sweet Deals package on the Web site, you'll find all the information you need to plan your stay in Montreal, including hotels, restaurants, exhibitions, shows and much more.

Tourisme Montreal is the organization responsible for leading the coordinated promotion and hospitality efforts to position the "Montreal" destination in the leisure- and business-travel markets, and for guiding the development of the Montreal tourism product in ever-changing markets.

Contact Information

  • For interviews with a Tourisme Montréal spokesperson or to
    receive detailed thematic backgrounders, please contact:
    Sophie Allard
    Allard Hervieu Communication
    (514) 499-3030
    Email: sa@ahcom.ca