In 2006, Québec welcomed almost 26.2 million tourists
generated $10.7 billion in revenues
In descending order, the main clienteles
come from Québec,
Canada’s other provinces, the United States, France, the United
Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Japan.
is the only industry that is present in every region of
Québec. It is Québec’s 5th-largest
aircraft, aluminum, telecommunications equipment and newsprint.
It includes 29,000 businesses
representing 130,000 direct jobs
and 48,000 indirect jobs
. Across the province, tourism accounted for 3.6% of total jobs in 2005.
Tourism generates tax revenues
in the order of $1.65 billion for
the government of Québec and $1.2 billion for the government of
Infrastructures and information services3
Québec has 243 tourist information centres,
that welcome over 290,000 people
Tourisme Québec's Web site, bonjourquebec.com
, receives nearly 4.1 million visitors
In 2007, visitor traffic to the site increased by 18%.
More than 83,000 person-nights were reserved
in 2007 on bonjourquebec.com
. Of this number,
36% were reserved by visitors from Québec, 26% by people from countries other than the United States,
25% by visitors from the rest of Canada and 13% by Americans.
Each year, Tourisme Québec's tourist information services
handle 140,000 telephone calls
(lasting an average of five minutes each) and 54,000 e-mails
, and send nearly 147,000 pieces of mail