Bleak summer seen for Montreal hotels, but outlook is better in regions like Charlevoix
Source Montreal Gazette
Summer in the lodging industry is shaping up as a tale of two Quebecs.
After a slow start, hotel bookings in regions from Charlevoix to Gaspésie have taken off in recent weeks, and operators are hoping to make up at least some of the lost ground in July. The upswing is in sharp contrast with the dire situation in Montreal, where industry officials warn of permanent hotel closures as event cancellations pile up and out-of-towners shun Canada's COVID-19 hot spot.