Tourisme Montréal announced today that Montréal has been awarded 13th position in the Sustainable Destinations section of Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best for the year 2024. This distinction reflects the destination’s ongoing commitment towards sustainable development and its positive impact on travelers’ experience.
Montréal distinguished itself thanks to its first position in North America in the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2023, a world benchmark in sustainable tourism. The Travelers’ Choice Awards also describes Montréal as the cultural capital of Canada offering myriad attractions ranging from the charm of Old Montréal with its European buildings and cobbled streets to the Notre-Dame Basilica and the dynamic Plateau-Mont-Royal. “The city offers an experience rich in culture and diversity,” says Tripadvisor.
Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best are destinations that not only perform well on the GDS Index, but also those whose hotels, restaurants, and things to do received a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from Tripadvisor’s community over the past 12 months.
Montréal was also recently named in the list of the best cultural cities in the world ranking in 12th position in Time Out’s World Best Cities for Culture.
“No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Montréal,” says the international guide, noting that the city could well be called the festival capital of the world. Montréal shares this honor with cities such as Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Marrakech.
This recognition follows Travel and Leisure including the city in its list of the most exciting large cities for 2024. The American travel magazine points out Montréal’s avant-garde infrastructures which make it one of the most eco-friendly and welcoming places to visit in North America.
Montréal is also a major MICE destination. For six years in a row, it has topped the Union of International Associations (UIA) annual list of top cities in the Americas for hosting international association meetings.