QUÉBEC CITY THE BEST CANADA/NEW ENGLAND CRUISE DESTINATION
Québec City, November 13, 2019 – Québec City has closed the 2019 season as a flagship destination for Canada/New England cruises, having been named the best destination on this route.
As part of the 21st Readers’ Choice Awards, Québec City was ranked the best destination for Canada/New England cruises by the thousands of readers and fans of Porthole Cruise Magazine. The magazine is a world leader in travel cruises and features inspiring stories and photos on topics ranging from ship reviews and cruise destinations to shipboard life and shore activities.
“Being recognized as the top destination for Canada/New England cruises is a great honour for the Port of Québec,” said Mario Girard, Port of Québec president and CEO. “Like others before it, this distinction is the result of ongoing efforts by the Port and all direct and indirect cruise stakeholders to showcase our wonderful city to the world.”
“International cruises are an important tool for promoting Québec City, since cruise passengers become key ambassadors for our beautiful, enchanting destination, from Old Québec and Petit-Champlain to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Île d’Orléans,” asserted Benoît Pigeon, general manager of Québec City Tourism. “The fact that we earned this distinction from Porthole Cruise Magazine proves that. It’s why we’re continuing to develop the city’s international cruise industry to attract more cruise lines and further extend the tourist season. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the industry grows responsibly.”
This honour is in addition to Cruise Critic’s July designation of Québec City as the top cruise destination in the United States and Canada.
The cruise industry has a big impact on tourism in the Québec City region. According to a study conducted in April 2017 by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), the economic impact of the industry is estimated at over $221 million for the province. The economic impact for Québec City is estimated at $106 million, including $73 million in cruise line spending and $30 million in passenger spending.
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