Quebec wants to increase hotel capacity in the National Capital – HRImag: HOTELS, RESTAURANTS and INSTITUTIONS

Quebec wants to increase hotel capacity in the National Capital – HRImag: HOTELS, RESTAURANTS and INSTITUTIONS
Quebec wants to increase hotel capacity in the National Capital – HRImag: HOTELS, RESTAURANTS and INSTITUTIONS

During the 18th edition of the Assises du tourisme, financial support of $24.1 million was announced for the development of tourism projects in the Capitale-Nationale region, “several of which will contribute to improving or increasing hotel capacity , both in terms of quantity and quality of the offer,” indicates a press release published by the Ministry of Tourism.

In the Capitale-Nationale region, in August 2023, the average hotel occupancy rate had reached more than 80%.

For Jonathan Julien, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg and Minister responsible for Infrastructure and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, “this support from the government will allow the tourism and accommodation offering to grow and attract even more visitors to us.”

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The government of Quebec is committed to making Quebec and its region “an internationally renowned winter destination.” To achieve the set objective, Vincent Caron, MP for Portneuf and government assistant for Tourism, is in charge of developing a plan aimed at increasing tourist numbers, hence the importance of expanding the hotel accommodation offer. , according to the Ministry of Tourism.

46.5 million for Quebec

More generally, for the province, the government plans investments totaling $46.5 million to support the development of the tourism industry.

This sum is divided between an envelope of $25 million as part of the Tourism Industry Recovery Assistance Program, an investment of $20 million in the form of loans or guarantees in 2024-2025 for the Program support for the development of tourist attractions, and a sum of $1.5 million dedicated to the development of regional parks.

“The economic development of our regions requires a strong tourism industry,” warned the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region, Caroline Proulx.

Keywords:

Quebec (province)
HRI – General

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