US pre-clearance to boost Quebec

An agreement in principal to install a US preclearance facility at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport will further drive the city and region's growth.

Speaking at Routes Americas 2019 in Quebec City, Quebec deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault said introducing the measure will only have a positive effect.

She added: "It will benefit both the tourism industry and business as well."

Guilbault said the Quebec City and the surrounding region benefit from a number of different businesses including finance, IT, electronics and life sciences while it is also home to the country's oldest French-speaking university, all of which provide strong passenger traffic opportunities.

They had all also combined to promote growth of 2.7 percent for the first nine months of 2018.

She added the growth came following a C$65m investment in the airport, C$50m of which was spent expanding the international arrivals section, which many of the event's delegate would have experienced first hand upon their arrival for Routes Americas.

Edward Robertson

With over ten years of experience writing for the travel trade, Ed was appointed Editor of Routes News in early 2016 and has overseen its relaunch…