Informe semanal de noticias del mercado francés de la Oficina de Turismo de Tenerife en París 

  • MoscúTourism industry and Competitors news

The top 10 favourite destinations for French summer holidays

“In summer, the beach remains the sure bet, as shown by this Top 10 where 6 destinations are counted with their feet in the water,” TripAdvisor analyses. 56.3% of French people say they go on summer holidays by the sea. 20.3% will opt for a city break, and 12.2% for “green” destinations. What are their selection criteria? For 21% of them, it is the interest to discover a destination through culture, visits, monuments. Then comes the climate, for 15.7% and the price, for 12.7%.nEcho Touristique

Airbnb Adventures: after hotels, a competitor of tour operators?

After opening up to activity reservations in 2016 via its Experiences offer, Airbnb is continuing to consolidate its tourism offer. The platform now offers a collection of tours and trips lasting between 2 and 10 days. Called Airbnb Adventures, this offer is developed in collaboration with local experts and tour operators. Unlike experiences that generally take place in urban areas, the Adventures offer includes a series of expeditions in natural or wild environments. Intended for a group of up to 12 travellers, the service includes food and accommodation as well as a tour prepared by hosts who are experts in their destination. Tom Travel

Could China and Spain oust France from the podium of the most visited destinations as early as 2021-2022? – An analysis by Rachid Gorri

In his latest book, Rachid Gorri, a consultant specialising in business development, asks himself the question of what will be the world’s leading tourist destination from 2021-2022. And it will no longer be France. «2021-2022. The death knell has already marked the end of the classic schemes and maps of world tourism. For Rachid Gorri, “unfortunately, France’s “tourist” destiny was already predictable”. Indeed, “for about fifteen years, this country has been declining without causing the slightest concern either from successive governments or from professionals”. Quotidien du Tourisme

IFTM Top Resa: the village of influencers back with 41 guests

Last year, during the first Village des Influenceurs, 32 bloggers met nearly 800 professionals at one-to-one meetings. IFTM Top Resa and the digital communication agency Travel Insight are continuing their partnership with 41 influencers this year, representing together nearly 12 million subscribers to their networks. Animations will punctuate the life of the village of the influencers. The objective is to create a place for exchanges and meetings for professionals in the sector and influencers. Echo Touristique

Victories in Tourism 2019: And the winners are…

On Thursday 13 June, some 300 guests attended the fifth evening of the Victoires du Tourisme, organised once again by the Quotidien du Tourisme at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. The participants, thanks to the presence of Caroline Malausséna, Director of Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Rachid Temal, Senator of Val d’Oise, President of the Amicale des parlementaires du tourisme and well known to the profession, noted that the tourism sector was indeed a priority for the public authorities.

The 2019 ranking:

  • Tourism Victories for the best cruise company: Ponant
  • Tourism Victories for the best Tour Operator : Austral Lagoons
  • Tourism victories for the best leisure park : Puy du Fou
  • Tourism Victories of the best Foreign Tourism Office : Canada
  • Tourism Victories for the Best Overseas Destination : Tahiti and its Islands
  • Tourism Victories for the Best Hotel Chain : Sun Resorts
  • Tourism Victories for the best car rental company : Avis
  • Tourism Victories for the best Insurer/Assistant : Assurinco
  • Tourism victories for the best airline company : Air France

Quotidien du Tourisme

  • Aviation news

Ryanair buys Malta Air and attacks the North African market

After Lauda in Austria last January and Buzz in Poland next autumn, Malta Air will be the new subsidiary of Ryanair. The investment is expected to be completed by the end of the month. This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to strengthen its presence in Malta (3 million customers per year), and to access markets outside the European Union (North Africa) from the archipelago. Echo Touristique

  • Travelers: Tour operators and travel agents

Sustainable tourism: Ponant launches its foundation

On the occasion of World Oceans Day, Ponant announces the launch of its foundation. In addition to its actions to promote sustainable tourism, the company wishes to strengthen its commitment in this area. In 2018, it created an endowment fund to prefigure the Ponant Foundation for the preservation of the world’s oceans, poles and peoples. The Ponant company continues its actions in favour of sustainable tourism by launching its own foundation. The Foundation supports research, education and preservation projects in support of oceans, poles and indigenous peoples. Quotidien du Tourisme

Fosun wants to take over Thomas Cook

According to Sky News, the Chinese group Fosun, also the main shareholder of Club Med, is preparing a bid to buy Thomas Cook. The Chinese group is also Thomas Cook’s largest shareholder (18%). According to the Bloomberg agency, the discussions are still at a preliminary stage and are not sure if they will succeed. The offer would not apply to air travel. Quotidien du Tourisme

 

 

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