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What is a touristic service?

Every week, you will find the legal workshop led by Emmanuelle LLOP, which deals with a specific issue at the heart of the tourism industry. To be able to market a «tourist service» alone or in combination, according to the French Tourism Code, you must be registered with Atout France. But the Code (Articles L. 211-1 and L. 211-2) does not define what a tourist service is, other than by specifying that it is a travel service that is not an integral part of a travel, accommodation, transportation or vehicle rental service («classic» travel services). Tour Mag

Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral destroyed by a fire

The fire started at around 6.30 pm in the attic of Notre de Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, the most visited monument in Europe, which receives some 13 million visitors every year. The firefighters announced at about 3:30 a.m. that the fire was «under control» and «partially extinguished». All the works of art that were in the «treasure» section are saved, but «two thirds of the roof has been destroyed». Quotidien du Tourisme

Air France-KLM is involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame-de-Paris

The Air France-KLM group has joined the global efforts to finance the reconstruction of Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, indicating in particular that its aircraft will transport those involved in its reconstruction free of charge. Air Journal

Terrible bus accident, Madeira tourism hit the heart

29 people were killed in a tourist bus accident in Caniço on Madeira Island. An investigation was opened to learn more about the circumstances of the accident. This information has reached the heart of the entire tourism industry across Europe. The driver would have lost control of the bus.

Study: travel trends during the spring 2019 bridges

The year 2019 has 5 weekends to extend between April 22nd and June 10th. A favourable calendar for lovers of long weekends or those who wish to go out in the sun in the spring. Indeed, the beginning of May makes it possible to double the amount of leave: by taking 4 days off, the French benefit from 9 days of holidays or 16 days by taking ! The first finding of this crossover study : the various weekends and extension bridges generated 30% fewer consultations than in 2018. Air Journal

  • Hospitality news :

Anantara hotel takes her first steps in Spain

Within a few months, Villa Pedierna, in Marbella, will become the first Anantara hotel in Spain. Located in the Costa del Sol, this establishment will be relaunched as Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort. It will become the first Anantara hotel of the NH Hotel Group on the Spanish market and the second Anantara hotel in Europe, the first being the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal, launched two years ago. This change comes after the recent acquisition of the NH Hotel Group by Minor, owner of the Anantara brand. Echo Touristique

First edition of the Private Travel Awards in Morocco

The first edition of the Private Travel Awards will take place in Morocco. Objective: to reward hoteliers who are partners in Private Travel. Voyage Privé will organize the first edition of the Private Travel Awards in Marrakech on April 24, 2019 in partnership with the Kenzi group, according to the website. Tour Mag

  • Airline news:

Jet Airways ceases its operations

Five days after cancelling all its international flights, Jet Airways announces that it is ceasing operations today, Wednesday, April 17. Jet Airways’ debt would amount to nearly $2 billion. In an attempt to deal with this nightmare, Jet Airways drastically reduced its fleet of aircraft from 120 to five a few months ago. An aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, had even been seized at Amsterdam Airport in order to pay the leasing company.The Indian airline therefore no longer has a choice, it is forced to stop all its international and domestic flights pending a hypothetical recovery solution. Aeroweb

  • Tour operator news:

Train tickets now available on Cdiscount Voyages and Cdiscount announce the signature of a partnership allowing the train ticket sales specialist to continue to open up to new distribution channels and for Cdiscount to enrich its travel offer. By creating this partnership, the two heavyweights of French e-commerce intend to give access to the train to the largest number of French people. Quotidien du Tourisme

Club Med is gaining strenghts in the French market

On the French market, Club Med has big ambitions. «By 2021 (Destination 2021 project) we are targeting 1 billion euros in business volume,» said Sylvain Rabuel, CEO France Europe and Africa, compared to 800 million in 2016. «Which imposes on us an order of growth of 4 to 5% each year. Quotidien du Tourisme

Pierre Lecat (Selectour): «More than 50% of our traffic comes from natural referencing».

For its agencies, the Selectour network is undertaking major digital projects. Explanations with its digital and marketing director Pierre Lecat, who is attending the Next Tourism 2019 conference.

Pierre Lecat: «We always want to promote our agencies via digital technology. The vast majority of our clients have, at one time or another, contact with an agent, and it is important to refer to their expertise. » Echo Touristique

Voyageurs du Monde reported an increase in operating income of 16%.

In 2018, the Voyageurs du Monde group recorded revenue growth that was twice as strong as the market. Trend in France and the USA, tailor-made travel accounts for 96% of the group’s business. With a net profit of €21.3 million, Voyageurs du Monde will be able to continue its external growth abroad. Voyageur du Monde


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