Yves Lalumière appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal

Yves Lalumière appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme 
MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Jacques Parisien, President of the 
Board of Directors of Tourisme Montréal, is pleased to announce the 
appointment of Mr. Yves Lalumière to the position of President and Chief 
Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal. On this coming August 19, Mr. 
Lalumière, currently the President of Transat Distribution Canada, will take 
over the position from the Honourable Charles Lapointe, who has led the 
organization for 24 years. 
This highly-anticipated announcement in the business community concludes a 
rigorous international selection process implemented to find the best 
candidate to head Montréal's tourism and convention bureau. The firm, Korn 
Ferry International was appointed by the Tourisme Montréal Board of Directors 
to assist the special selection committee in this task. The selection of Mr. 
Yves Lalumière as the organization's new leader was unanimous by all parties 
"Mr. Lalumière's extensive background in management and team leadership 
coupled with his solid experience in the tourism industry will prove to be 
invaluable to Tourisme Montréal. It is with great enthusiasm that the members 
of the Board of Directors join me in welcoming Mr. Lalumière and in doing so, 
extend our utmost cooperation," highlighted Mr. Jacques Parisien, Executive 
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Astral Media Inc., and President 
of the Board of Directors of Tourisme Montréal. 
Active in the tourism industry since 1986, Yves Lalumière holds a Bachelor's 
degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism from the 
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Mr. Lalumière previously served 
for more than 20 years in management positions within American Express, 
particularly in the areas of business travel, air agreement negotiations and 
affairs with the Government of Canada. He joined Transat Distribution Canada 
(TDC) in 2006 as Vice President, Operations and Business Development, and was 
appointed Vice President, Distribution Network, in 2008. In November 2009, he 
was named Vice President and General Manager of Transat DistributionCanada 
and in 2011, assumed the role of President of Canada's leading retail tour 
operator. Affiliated with Transat A.T., the TDC network counts some 600 travel 
agencies, over 3,000 travel agents and generates sales of over $1.5 billion. 
At the helm of Tourisme Montréal since 1989, the Honourable Charles Lapointe 
will remain closely involved withthe organization in the role of President 
Emeritus. He will thus act as a mentor and ambassador while ensuring a smooth 
The entire Tourisme Montréal team would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. 
Lalumière and to sincerely thank Mr.Lapointe for his extraordinary 
involvement and incredible passion that he has generously shared over his 
years with the organization. 
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted 
efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the "Montréal" 
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for 
developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing 
conditions of the market. For more information, please visit 
Alexandra Graveline Manager - Corporate Public Relations Tourisme Montréal 
514 844-3558 Cell. 514-994-5639 graveline.alexandra@tourisme-montreal.org 
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SOURCE: Tourisme Montréal 
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