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The Classified Bed & Breakfast Network Quebec, Canada (Réseau des Gîtes Classifiés Québec Canada or RGCQC) is an association of officially recognized traditional family type B&Bs (the equivalent of the chambres d'hôtes or B&B in Europe) currently operating in Quebec and New Brunswick.
It is managed and administered by the Association des Gîtes de la Gaspésie, a not-for-profit association created in 1994 in the Gaspé penninsula.

From its inception, the RGCQC has had two principal goals :

  • The first is to guarantee its visitors top quality lodging by the application of a classification system based on the traditional B&B of five rooms or less.
    This initiative was considered an innovation in Quebec for this type of establishment in which the Association des Gîtes de la Gaspésie played a pioneering role.

    Our classification system was established with rigorous standards, taking into account muncipal regulations, building codes, town planning, the Fire Prevention Act, insurance criteria, and provincial regulations governing lodging in Quebec.

    It is supported by a questionnaire with 90 items covering three areas: cleanliness and security, comfort and services, environment and social activities.

    The criteria concerning cleanliness and security are considered basic and mandatory. The evaluation is calculated on a base of 100 points, of which 90 stem from the questionnaire, each question being weighted with a certain number of points. The balance is determined by the classification agents of the RGCQC and the final assessment is validated by the Board of Directors who with the Regional Representative determine the final rating on a scale of 1 to 5
    , the symbol of our classification.

    This rating system relates not only to customer satisfaction, especially that of international visitors, but also to a particular type of lodging, that is, the family type of 5 rooms or less.

    Registered at the Canadian Trade Mark & Patents Office on April 5, 1995, our trade mark is owned by the Association des Gîtes de la Gaspésie which governs and administers the RGCQC.
    A survey of more than 10,000 clients has put the system to the test, and the results have fine tuned it to everyone's satisfaction. It is to its credit that the Association has invested more than $175,000 of its own resources in the design and continued improvement of the system.

  • The second goal is to promote our product nationally and internationally. The RGCQC Internet site set up in March 30, 1997, is indexed on more than 2,800 search engines world wide.

    At the most recent count more than 1,880,000 visitors and 40,061,498 "hits" were recorded, with an average of 17 pages read per visit, a very respectable performance for a site specialising in lodging in private homes.

    To improve our visibility further and develop other potential markets, the site was translated into English and German. As part of our marketing, the RGCQC publishes annually 30,000 copies of our updated brochure/map which is distributed in Quebec, New Brunswick and abroad in partnership with Les Gites de France (Normandie, France) and The Canadian Embassy in Paris.

    We also have correspondants in France and Belgium who inform individuals and groups about the network and the services we provide. Since its founding through the local Association des Gîtes de la Gaspésie, the Classified Bed & Breakfast Network has grown to encompass 13 regions of Quebec as well as areas of New Brunswick.

    Our dependable classification system adapted to traditional family type B&Bs has served our visitors well, becoming an emblem of hospitality and quality lodging relative to price.

Pour further information :

Réseau des Gîtes Classifiés Québec, Canada
10, rue de la Chapelle, La Malbaie (Québec) Canada G5A 3A3

Tel. : (418) 665 2323 - (418) 665 6996

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