Tourisme Montreal and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
The two cities have enjoyed close ties for 30 years and this relationship has only grown stronger over time, with several missions being carried out to both Montreal and China.
Numerous business sectors, including tourism, constitute areas of opportunity for the cities.
Tourisme Montreal and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration have agreed to discuss strategies for increasing tourist numbers, promoting urban tourism and developing the business travel market by attracting international events and conferences.
They will also share their respective knowledge on topics such as performance indicators, statistics, welcome strategies, technology tools and more to improve the entities’ respective operating procedures.
Yves Lalumiere, president and CEO of Tourisme Montreal, commented:
“Adding direct air links to China opens up tremendous opportunities for Montreal. In addition to bringing in more tourists from this strategic market, this memorandum of understanding will allow Tourisme Montreal to learn more about how we can improve MontrΘal’s appeal with enhanced tourist attractions,”
Moreover, Tourisme Montreal anticipates that the number of Chinese tourists will increase significantly over the next few years thanks to a new direct flight between Montreal and Shanghai.
In fact, a total of 110,000 Chinese tourists are expected in 2017 – which will be a 30% increase over the previous year.
“We’re encouraging local business operators and hotel owners to prepare for the influx of visitors from this market.”
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