France at WTM 2018

Atout France is pleased to announce that we will be present at this year’s WTM on stand EU300, from Monday 5th until Wednesday 7th November at the ExCel Centre in London. We are delighted to welcome 87 partners including 8 worldwide brand representatives, with the Paris Region Tourist Board heading its own stand. Also, 2 Excellence zones dedicated to Remembrance Tourism and Top French Cities will be part of this year’s edition.

Read the full press release HERE.


FRENCH PAVILLION – WHAT’S ON THIS YEAR?

 

Centre-Val-de-Loire (Loire Valley – 500 years of Renaissance) and Paris Region Tourist Board will be the two main sponsors and therefore the French Pavillion’s official co-hosts alongside Atout France this year.

Atout France and its partners will be welcoming Valérie Pécresse, President of the Paris Ile-de-France Region, as a special guest on 5 November at 12.00 to the French Pavilion (stand EU300). She will address the partners, tour operators and media attending WTM the positive results for Paris in 2017 as well as the key projects for the years to come.  Please do let us know if you are interested in attending on pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr. Refreshments will be served.

Also, we are delighted to invite you to two special networking events at the WTM Atout France stands this year.

The first event hosted by the Normandy Tourist Board (French Pavillion – EU300) will be held on Monday 5th from 16.30 – 17.30. The drinks reception, perfected by a live Acapella performance, will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. In 2019, this anniversary will be commemorated across all 4 corners of the region with events and festivities such as parades, firework displays, air shows and military re-enactments.

The second event is for Remembrance Tourism on Tuesday 6th from 12.30 – 14.30.

Remembrance tourism will again have its own dedicated area on the French stand. Partners working together are Amiens Metropole Tourist Office, Somme Battlefields and Aisne Tourism Agency. To mark the Armistice happening only a few days after WTM, Amiens Metropole Tourist Office and Atout France will be hosting a special ‘Remembrance’ event to commemorate The Great War peace centenary. This gathering will be a nod to the WW1 battle of Amiens which occurred less than a week before the official end of the war.


WHO & WHERE?

 

For further information please contact:
pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr

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