Record tourism year in Montreal

It looks as if Montreal 375 and Canada 150 celebrations were major tourist draws for the city last year.

Tourisme Montréal says visitors spent a record $4 billion in Montreal in 2017 which was a 9.7% increase from 2016.

11.1 million people in both the leisure and business markets visited the city.

The number of visitors from China jumped 33% while the number of visitors from Mexico increased by 50%.

The average hotel rate in the months of June, July and  August was $ 214.10 which was an increase of 11.7% over 2016.

18.2 million people flew into Trudeau Airport in 2016 which was a 9.5% increase from the previous year.

International passenger arrivals jumped 13.5%.