French Tourism News

Dozens killed in Nice terror attack

Dozens killed in Nice terror attack

At least 84 people are now believed to have died in a terror attack in the southern French city of Nice. Children are among the dead after a lorry deliberately drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day. The lorry mounted the Promenade des Anglais and drove for up to two kilometres through pedestrians.

EVA Air to go daily on Paris-Taipei route

EVA Air to go daily on Paris-Taipei route

8th Jul 2016 Airline News Tourism News

EVA Air has announced an increased service on its Paris-Taipei route which will operate daily, non-stop flights as of Monday, October 10th. Increasing from three-times-weekly, EVA Air will continue to operate its existing service with the iconic Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet, introducing a modern, standard livery Boeing 777-300ER for the additional four flights to the European City of Light.

Euro 2016 drives up French hotel prices

Euro 2016 drives up French hotel prices

24th Jun 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

With Euro 2016 having kicked off on June 10th, data from global hotel solutions provider HRS shows a significant price increase for accommodation in the French host cities. With rooms costing an average €131 per night, they are 21 per cent up year on year, according to recent analysis by HRS.

Breaking Travel News investigates: France welcomes Euro 2016 kick-off

Breaking Travel News investigates: France welcomes Euro 2016 kick-off

10th Jun 2016 Focus

A record 24 sides will contest the 15th UEFA European Championship in France over the next four weeks, with kick-off later today. A much fancied France side will take on Romania in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to visit the destination before the final on July 10th.

Allegri takes up leadership role with Le Bristol Paris

Allegri takes up leadership role with Le Bristol Paris

31st May 2016 Hotel News

Frank Marrenbach, chief executive of Oetker Collection, has announced the recent appointment of Luca Allegri to the role of managing director of Le Bristol Paris. Allegri will take over the leadership of the award-wining Parisian palace in August 2016. He will take over from Philippe Perd who has been assigned this function temporarily on top of his role of managing director of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.

Railway workers take strike action in France

Railway workers take strike action in France

31st May 2016 Rail News

Railways workers in France have walked out on strike in a dispute over labour reforms in the country. Unions are concerned over proposed plans to make it easier to hire and fire employees. The strikes are expected to cause disruption across the French rail network today.

British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

British travellers in Paris have been advised to “exercise caution” in public places during travel in France following recent terrorist attacks. On Friday a number of terrorist incidents took place in capital Paris resulting in widespread casualties. French authorities have heightened security measures due to a risk of further attacks.

Atout France brings largest ever advertising campaign to UK

Atout France brings largest ever advertising campaign to UK

Atout France, the France tourism development agency, and its partners, is continuing its biggest ever UK integrated marketing campaign retaining the creative strategy ‘What’s your tour de France?’ The campaign, devised by specialist travel and tourism creative agency, SOUK Response, is focused on re-establishing France as the UK’s favourite holiday destination and aims to increase visitor levels beyond that of visitors to rival European destinations such as Spain, Greece and Italy.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Holidays on the paradise island of Corsica

Breaking Travel News investigates: Holidays on the paradise island of Corsica

2nd Jun 2014 Focus

Sitting plumb in the centre of the Mediterranean Corsica has long been a favourite with European travellers, offering a mixture of sunkissed beaches, quality diving, stunning hiking and a raft of cultural attractions. Here Breaking Travel News’ reporter Alice McKeown explores its glitzy coastal cities, azure bays and quaint hilltop villages in a special report.