Tag: France

Air France and Atout France strengthen their partnership to promote France as a destination

Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales & Alliances at Air France – KLM and Christian Mantei, Managing Director of Atout France, signed a partnership agreement recently to strengthen the joint actions of Air France and Atout France to promote France as a destination. The partnership agreement signed was in line with the desire to further strengthen […]

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Mauritius organised roadshows across five Indian cities to attract Indian tourists to its exotic locations

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) conducted roadshows in Chandigarh, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Kolkata as part of its efforts to create destination awareness. A total of 20 Mauritian partners like DMCs, hotels, airlines and attractions were part of the roadshow. When asked about connectivity issues from India to Mauritius, Arvind Bundhun, Director, MTPA while talking […]

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Global DMC Network by JTB focuses on Indian travellers through roadshow

The Global DMC Network by JTB Group focuses on the Indian market by organising a multi-city roadshow in January 2019. The host cities are New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai respectively on January 21, 23 and 24. The purpose hereof is to introduce the Group’s services to Indian travel agencies and help them to plan long-haul […]

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Indian passport holders exempted from Airport Transit Visas in France

As of July 23, Indian passport holders no longer require an Airport Transit Visa while transiting in France

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Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena now on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On July 2, 2018, during the 42nd session, the 21 States composing the World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe the Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This unique landscape now joins sites such as the Grand Canyon, the Okavango Delta, Kilimanjaro and the Great Barrier Reef on […]

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Portugal lures film producers with revamped incentives

A bevy of international productions is heading to Portugal, lured by its unique light, landscapes and a revamped 25-30% cash-rebate scheme. With a 30% rebate, Portugal competes with territories such as UK, Hungary and France, and may expand to their levels. Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” benefited from the incentives; upcoming productions […]

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Atout France unveils revamped website

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, presented a new version of France.fr, the online portal for destination France and unveiled its new logo. The goal of welcoming 100 million tourists to France by 2020 involves bolstering the vitality of destination France and showcasing its globally renowned destination brands. […]

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Guillaume Hamel reveals why one should visit Cotentin, France

Cherbourg Tourisme Director Guillaume Hamel while revealing plans for the new tourism office in Normandy explained that why tourist will find visiting Cotentin an exciting experience. According to Hamel, Cotentin is the untouched Normandy. “It is completely different from the image the world currently has of Normandy. The Cotentin Peninsula is the North-West coast of […]

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France to restructure its local tourist boards for an aggressive tourism promotion strategy

The Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula in the Normandy region of France will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months. By June this year, 11 local tourism boards will have merged into one big entity and renamed Cotentin Tourist office making it one of […]

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Indian arrivals to France touch the half million mark for 2015

A recently organised annual showcase by Atout France saw a record-breaking participation by 29 French-Indian delegates representing a collection of myriad tourism offerings in France. The delegates comprised not only established partners, but also new entrants in the form of newer regions making a foray into the market. The roadshow commenced in Mumbai, Kolkata for […]

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