The star-based classification is applied to seven categories of accommodation establishments classified by the CITQ (see previous menu)
There are two objectives to the star-based classification program:
to protect travellers;
to help enhance the quality of accommodation offered.
The program has many benefits, i.e.:
travellers can count on a complete and reliable description of accommodation in Quebec;
establishment operators have a detailed reference to help them develop products adapted to their target markets, while ensuring healthy competition;
developers and policy makers have specific data on the supply of accommodation, so that they can come up with promotional strategies tailored to the available resources.