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A pause in the demonstrations this June coincided with a profitable month for hotels, although there are probably other, more Influential factors, causing Montreal's tourism slump.

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.)

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