The international cruise sector has experienced a surge in growth in recent years as a result of renewed traveller interest in this type of tourism product. For a number of years now, Québec has focused on developing Saint Lawrence-based cruise activities with a view to tapping into growth in this sector and boosting the number of international visitors to the province.
Saguenay is abuzz with activities throughout the cruise ship season and ever eager to share with visitors a generous selection of prized attributes. It will therefore come as no surprise that Saguenay has earned a number of industry distinctions, including the prestigious Dream World Cruise Destinations award for "Best Port Welcome" in 2009.
Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview with Meggie Richard, an individual as passionate about cruiseshipping as she is about her native Minganie. Ms Richard occupies the post of International Cruise Development Officer with Rendez Vous Minganie, a division of the Port of Havre Saint-Pierre.