Friday, April 6, 2007

Islands Tourist Association Holds Regional Grand Prize Awards

On Friday, March 30th, 2007, the Magdalen Islands Tourist Association unveiled the list of the winners for the Regional Grand Prize for Quebec Tourism, 2007 edition, to a large audience at the café/restaurant/bistro Aux Pas Perdu, in Grindstone. In the presence of the Director General for the administration of Quebec Tourism, Mrs. Clèmence Verret, the recipients were awarded their authentic certificates and plaques.

The winners for the 2007 edition of the Grand Prize were as follows:
Agrotoursim and Regional Products went to the company Le Barbocheux;
Touristic Attractions of less than 100,000 visitors went to Le Site d’Autrefois;
Eco and Adventure Tourism went to Vert et Mer, Expedition & Formation;
Festivals and Tourist Events for less than one million dollars went to Événement “Contes en Îles” Les Clameurs du Nordet;
Lodging, three star establishments or less went to Le Domaine du Vieux Couvent;
Restaurants for Tourist Develoment went to La Table des Roy;
Transportation and Trips went to Autobus Les Sillons.

These regional winners will go to the national competition on May 4th, at Quebec for the 22nd annual edition of the Grand Prizes for Quebec Tourism.

A Special Mention was made for the Boulangerie Fleur de Sable, by the members of the jury.

The Federation of the Golden Age 50+ Clubs for Eastern Quebec, of which Mrs Micheline Vigneau is president, in a joint collaboration with the Ambassadors Club, had been selected by the Magdalen Island Tourist Association and were awarded for their contribution of holding the Clubs Congressional Meetings on the Islands last June 3rd to 7th, 2006.

“The members of the Administrative Council and all the personnel of the Magdalen Islands tourist association warmly congratulate the businesses which have excelled, in their categories and wish them the best of luck during the National Gala in Quebec,” said Anne Bourgeois, person responsible for the Marketing and Communications for the Association.

The Magdalen Islands Tourist Association is the main working body for regional discussions, visitor welcomes, island information, promotion, development and tourist indicator on the Magdalen Islands territory. It has been actively working for the past 24 years presenting and contributing to the rapid development of our tourist industry and to the economic development of our region.

The tourist industry has become a dynamic economic motor and Magdalen Islands Tourism represents the strongest grouping of enterprises with almost 350 members. The touristic activity generated an annual economic value of near 50 million dollars and it contributes to the creation of more than 1400 employment positions in our region.

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