Tourism and Parks

New Brunswick to attend Quebec consumer show (10/03/12)

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March 12, 2010

MONTREAL (CNB) - Tourism operators from New Brunswick will promote the many enriching and engaging experiences the province has to offer when they join the Department of Tourism and Parks at a consumer show in Montreal this weekend.

"Quebec is a very important market to our province, especially for tourism operators in northern New Brunswick," said Hédard Albert, acting minister of tourism and parks. "Meeting face-to-face with residents of Quebec at this show gives us the opportunity to influence their vacation plans and make New Brunswick part of their travel."

New Brunswick is the third most-visited Canadian destination of Quebec travellers. Each year, New Brunswick attracts an average of 233,000 visits by Quebecers, and they spend about $100 million in the province.

This weekend's Montreal RV Show 2010 is one of a number of tourism consumer shows that the Department of Tourism and Parks will participate in this spring. The department will also participate with a number of tourism partners at Le Salon Vacances et loisirs d'été in Quebec City and Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax.

"The positive tourism results that we enjoy are the result of hard work and our ongoing efforts promoting New Brunswick as a destination of choice," said Albert. "The tourism industry is a significant contributor to the New Brunswick economy, so we must constantly find ways to ensure this sector reaches its potential and grows."

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MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Harpelle, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454, paul.harpelle@gnb.ca.

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