Ambassador Farnaud visited the French stands at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town
On April 20 2017, H.E. Christophe Farnaud, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the World Travel Market at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where the Paris Region Tourist Board and the Reunion Island Tourism Board were represented.
The World Travel Market (WTM) Africa brought some of the most prominent exhibitors and professionals within the hospitality travel and tourism industry together.
About Reunion Island Tourism Board presence at WTM Africa:
Located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 kilometres southwest of Mauritius, Reunion Island is a region of France and is known for its remarkable diversity of landscapes and cultures. According to UNESCO, 40% of Reunion Island’s territory is classified as a World Heritage Site, providing a wonderful mix of authentic cultures and wild nature. Furthermore the island is renowned for its volcanic, rain forested interior, offshore reefs, and adventure activities.
Travel trade professionals had the opportunity to meet and interact at WTM Africa with the Reunion Island Tourism board and Reunion hospitality delegation from Diana Dea Lodge, Connections, LUX* , Mille Tours, Yes we can travel, and Odysée.
About Paris Region Tourist Board presence at WTM Africa:
Visitors to France from South Africa are on the increase and with easy access to the capital city of Paris, either direct or via another European or Middle Eastern hub, the Paris Region is an enticing destination for all visitors.
Through its network with members in the tourism industry and visitors, the Paris Region Tourist Board ensures the promotion and development of the destination.
Making its debut this year, The Paris Region Tourist Board was represented at WTM Africa in Cape Town, and joining them on their stand was Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets; Bateaux Parisiens, offering the essence of Paris whilst cruising down the Seine river; Lido of Paris, an historic nightlife experience on the Champs Elysees; 58 Tour Eiffel, a culinary experience located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and La Vallee Village, the ultimate shopping experience offering over 100 lifestyle brands in a delightful open air village atmosphere.
About WTM Africa:
WTM Africa, one of the most sought after events of the region was launched in 2014 with the aim of bringing the benefits and opportunities of global industry expertise to travel professionals in the region. Bearing the aforementioned in mind, Reunion Island Tourism Board and the Paris Region Tourist Board took hold of this initiative to introduce attendees as well as travel and hospitality stakeholders to the unique features the island and Paris Region have to offer.
Source: Hélène Bezuidenhoudt - Director of Atout France in South Africa