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In fact, preliminary figures compiled by an association of hotels that account for nearly 18,000 rooms in the Montreal region suggest that the month of June was a little better than usual, albeit by a tiny margin.

“May was way off (in terms of tourism),” William Brown, executive vice-president of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, told The Gazette on Thursday. “A combination of fewer conventions in town and, I think, the overall image (of the city during the protests.)