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Tourisme Montreal Promises Insider Access with Five Local Experts



Montreal, Quebec (April 22, 2009)– When it comes to guidance, we ask our friends.  When it comes to travel, we ask the locals.  Tourisme Montreal combines the best of both worlds with their five new "Insiders", Montrealers who will show visitors what's hot and happening throughout the city in the world of arts and culture, epicurean life, gay life, nightlife and girls' getaways.


So how are these Insiders sharing their passion, expertise and love for Montreal? Online, where everyone can reach them. Each Insider is actively exploring the city and regularly updates their blog on the Tourisme Montreal website with their latest adventures, but it doesn't stop there.  Come "friend" them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and check out their videos on YouTube. Do you have specific questions? Just ask, and they'll give you the answers. It has never been easier for travelers to learn from five friends "on the inside" about the latest local buzz.



Arts and Culture Insider: Daviel Lazure Vieira Get to know Daviel: He's a writer, critic, columnist and editor for various newspapers and magazines, including EnRoute and Urbania. Daviel is your "go-to guy" for the latest information about art openings, exhibits, concerts and whatever it takes to satisfy your cultural curiosity.


Visit Daviel's blog:

Become Daviel's friend on Facebook: Daviel Lazure Vieira Follow Daviel on Twitter:



Epicurean Life Insider: Katerine Rollet

Get to know Katerine: Katerine has been an actress for fifteen years but she's definitely not a "starving artist."  She calls herself a "galloping gourmet" and she's combing the streets of Montreal so you always know what's cookin'. 


Visit Katerine's blog:

Become Katerine's friend on Facebook: Katerine Rollet 

Follow Katerine on Twitter:


Gay Life Insider: Daniel Baylis

Get to know Daniel: His definition of "gay" is simply "in style."  He is a blogger, translator, print journalist and columnist.  He's sure to report on all that is incredible and provocative…are you curious?


Visit Daniel's blog:

Become Daniel's friend on Facebook: Daniel Baylis

Follow Daniel on Twitter:


Nightlife Insider: Brendan Murphy

Get to know Brendan: Brendan has ten years experience as a music columnist and reviewer in print and on the Web.  He loves music and certainly knows Montreal's nightlife.  Brendan takes you underground and beyond the velvet ropes.


Visit Brendan's blog:

Become Brendan's friend on Facebook: Brendan Murphy

Follow Brendan on Twitter:


Girls' Getaway Insider: Tamy Emma Pepin

Get to know Tamy: Tamy is a journalist and television and WebTV hostess…but more importantly, she's your girl!  Whether it's finding the most fabulous pair of pumps or a chic spot for martinis, Tamy's got the secret.


Visit Tamy's blog:

Become Tamy's friend on Facebook: Tamy Emma Pepin

Follow Tamy on Twitter:


Recruitment of the five "Insiders" began early in 2009 and the selection criterion was rigorous and focused on integrity.  Each had to be a Montrealer and possess a thorough knowledge of the destination, specifically in their area of insider expertise.  Social media savvy was also a must, balanced by an embracing of Web 2.0 values including: transparency, humility, honesty, authenticity, innovation, listening and credibility.  They are top-notch communicators, real and representative of the city's underlying multicultural fabric. 


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Summer is the perfect season to visit Montreal, the "most European city in North America."  Let the Insiders take you behind the scenes and through the streets of this sophisticated city.  Whether it's history, culture, festivals, museums, the best restaurants, underground DJs (even underground shopping!) and a rockin' music scene, Montreal's offerings are as diverse as its visitors. The city offers great value options throughout the year with its Sweet Deals and getting there is easy with plenty of air travel options.


To book a Sweet Deal or customize an itinerary visit:

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