Global Workshop – Rendez-vous en France 2014 [fr]
Organised annually by Atout France, the 9th edition of the global workshop Rendez-vous en France took place in Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne on 1st and 2nd April.
Rendez-vous en France is the first of its kind that specialises in showcasing the French touristic offer to tourism professionals all over the world.
The workshop provides a perfect platform for French professionals from various sectors of the tourism industry and representatives of travel companies from all over the world to establish potential business relationships with the eventual objective of furthering the promotion of France as a tourist and business destination in overseas markets.
India was represented by a delegation of 17 travel companies from the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Calcutta and 2 journalists from reputed travel trade publications. To familiarize the Indian delegation and the press representatives with touristic facets of French regions, 3 pre-workshop tours were organised in the different regions of Auvergne, Sarlat in the Perigord region and Rhone Alpes for agents and a global press trip focusing on Auvergne. The region of Champagne-Ardenne also welcomed some members of the Indian delegation to their destination post the workshop for a discovery of their region. Programmes for both pre and post tours included visits of cultural monuments and famous sites in the regions, outdoor activities and a discovery of local gastronomy. These pre and post tours provided the perfect opportunity for agents to discover the regions and effectively promote them to their database of potential clients.