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New Direct Flight Between Washington, DC and Québec City Québec City Now More Accessible to American

February 18, 2010

Québec City, February 18, 2010 – “By launching this new daily direct service from Washington, United Airlines will as of June 10 be providing new access to Québec City for both business and recreational tourism clients,” remarked Dany Thibault, President of Québec City Tourism.

Québec City Tourism is pleased with the dynamism shown by senior management at United Airlines, who is looking to work in partnership with Québec area tourism stakeholders. The arrival of this new player offering daily roundtrip non-stop service increases the visibility and accessibility of the Québec City area from the US capital, which serves as a hub for the American east coast. “This is great news for people planning their summer travels. Québec City proudly welcomes this new regular flight that will contribute to keeping the Jean-Lesage International Airport moving forward,” added Mr. Thibault.

According to a Cities survey (2007), close to 15% of American tourists who come to Québec City come from Washington and its surrounding states. This new direct flight will serve as a strong incentive for business people to maintain operations in Québec City.

Remember that extending the length of stay and increasing tourism spending are two objectives sought by Québec City Tourism in its 2008-2012 Marketing Development Plan. Following the recent announcement of direct flights from Bordeaux and Marseille as part of partnerships with eastern Quebec areas, Québec City Tourism is pleased to continue working with its partners—including the Jean-Lesage International Airport, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission—to develop air service to Québec City.

It is important to remember that a safe environment, the price-quality ratio as well as the originality and seasonal diversification of the tourism offer are all sure values for visitors. Québec City, a UNESCO world heritage treasure, has all the warmth and noble spirit needed to make it a simply unique place. Surrounded by nature, Québec City stands apart thanks to the richness of its brilliant urban life and outdoor activities only minutes away!

Sources:   Sylvie Walter, Communications Advisor, Québec City Tourism

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