Québec City given its highest rating to date by <em>Condé Nast Traveler</em> readers
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Québec City given its highest rating to date by Condé Nast Traveler readers

November 2, 2010

Québec City, October 22, 2010 – In the list of top 100 cities appearing in the November 2010 issue of Condé Nast Traveler, Québec City is ranked 2nd out of the ten best cities in the Americas (excluding American cities), 5th including cities in the U.S. and 10th among international destinations (from all continents).

“We really appreciate this show of support by the readers of the prestigious American magazine Condé Nast Traveler. It appears that we successfully promoted the Québec City tourist offer,” said Mr. Alain April, chairman of the board for Québec City Tourism. “And the quality of local attractions and infrastructure obviously meets international tourism standards.”

Québec City went from being 3rd to 2nd favourite destination in the Americas (excluding the U.S.), 6th to 5th favourite destination in the Americas (including the U.S.) and 12th to 10th favourite international destination. These are the highest rankings Québec City has ever obtained since the magazine began publishing its top-100 list.

“We can accept that San Francisco, Florence and Rome obtained a higher ranking than we did, but I have to say we are thrilled that we placed higher than New York City, Victoria and Paris! These results underscore the efforts made by the city, Québec City Tourism and regional tourism businesses,” said Mr. April.

The list is based on a survey Condé Nast Traveler conducts among its 3 million readers, who were asked to rate the top 100 destinations in the world in the following categories: cities, resorts, islands, hotels, carriers and cruises. Cities were rated according to their atmosphere/ambience, culture/sites, friendliness, lodging, restaurants and shopping. Since 1988, this magazine has been promoting the most beautiful destinations to its readers, who are seasoned, well-informed and sophisticated travellers with a sizable travel budget.

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Contact: Sylvie Walter, Communications Advisor
Sylvie.walter@quebecregion.com
418 641-6654, ext. 5482

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