Few and rare are the municipalities that allow a festival to cut off traffic to its city centre for a public gathering. In Montreal, not only do they do it… they encourage it by offering this service free of charge. This might explain why the city is so popular for international festivals, such as the Grand Prix, Just for laughs
The Grand Prix of Montreal is a major source of revenue for the hotel industry to the point where many accredit its absence in 2009 to a 5% loss in OR. The Canadian Tourism Commission estimates that of the 300,000 spectators of this event, 25% of them are foreigners. It generates $89M (66M€) for...
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