The Quebec Tourist Office (OTQ) brings together more than 805 members spread over a territory that covers Quebec, L’Ancienne-Lorette, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Wendake and the MRCs of Portneuf , La Jacques-Cartier , of Île d’Orléans and Côte-de-Beaupré . In short, the OTQ guides and drives the development of the tourism industry and contributes to its economic prosperity through its marketing, development, reception of tourists and community information.
1. ) What is your destination most known for?
Québec City combines the timeless beauty of its 400+ years of history with the vibrancy of a destination that’s practically an ode to the finer things in life— fine dining, original shopping experiences, jaw-dropping views, close-by nature, and a year-round lineup of festive events.
Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the only fortified city north of Mexico and explore its gorgeous outdoors nearby.
Québec City’s history, friendly vibe, and myriad attractions throughout the year make it a stand‑out travel destination. Every season brings its own special activities and stunning sights.
2.) During this time, how can we enjoy your destination?
3.) What hidden gem should not be missed when visiting your destination?
These neighbourhoods are concentrated in a relatively small area, so it’s easy to get from one to the next. Safe and inviting, each has its own special vibe, with unique food, shops, and places to relax and have a good time. Just like the people you’ll meet on the streets, the city’s neighbourhoods are warm, welcoming, and tons of fun. Head out to discover the charm and beauty of each, which changes with the seasons. Never a dull moment, always a place at the table. That’s Québec City!
4.) What’s one feature that can’t be missed when visiting your website?
5.) How did you hear about NATJA, why did you join?
We joined NATJA because we share the mission to provide educational and networking opportunities between our partners in the travel industry and the community of travel media professionals. We can therefore help contributing to a selection of travel features to inspire your next story, itinerary planning and transportation/accommodation assistance, coordination for producing tourism programming and personalized support during a media visit.
6.) Is there anything else you feel travel media should know about your destination?
While the tourism industry is still slow because of the pandemic, Québec City Tourism has this message for visitors from outside the region: Although we have had to keep our distance over the last year and will need to continue to do so for the next few months, you have been in our thoughts. We miss you, and we hope to see you in 2021 to show you that our city is just as beautiful and welcoming as ever! We will meet again soon.