France Tourism News
Kuoni begins UEFA Euro 2016 preparations
As the first qualifying matches for the UEFA Euro 2016 final tournament kicked off at the weekend, a new website is helping successful teams find the best training grounds and nearby accommodation. Launched by UEFA and Kuoni, the official UEFA Euro 2016 accommodation agency, the new website, capitalises on France’s position as the world’s number one tourist destination and its network of hotels catering for all budgets and tastes.
Dozens injured in French rail collision
Nine people have been seriously injured in a rail crash in southern France. Dozens more passengers were affected when a high-speed TGV train collided with a regional TER train on the Pau-Bayonne line.
Atout France launches UK advertising campaign
Atout France, the French tourism development agency, is launching its biggest ever UK advertising campaign in March under the creative banner ‘What’s your tour de France?’ The campaign is focused on re-establishing France as the UK’s favourite holiday destination and regaining visitors from to other European destinations including Spain, Greece and Italy.
Grape Escapes outlines 2014 tour itinerary
Grape Escapes has confirmed it will offer a Premium Tour in May and October, Flexible Languedoc wine tours throughout the year based in Carcassonne and two self-drive breaks in the Minervois vineyards and at the fabulous Château les Carrasses.
19 companies create Alliance 46.2
Nineteen leading companies active in the French tourism sector (transport, hotels, restaurants, events and infrastructure, finance) have joined forces to strengthen the appeal of France as a leading tourist destination and are launching “Alliance 46.2, Undertaking for Tourism in France”.
Train derails in French Alps
Two people have died and at least nine others injured after a tourist train was hit by a giant boulder in France.
French air traffic controllers walk out on strike
French air traffic controllers have walked out on strike causing disruption for thousands of passengers. The walkout is the latest move but controllers in their campaign against plans to create a single European air traffic control system.
Eiffel Tower reopens following strike
To the relief of the tourism industry in Paris, striking workers at the Eiffel Tower have decided to end their protest and reopen the historic landmark to the public. A workers’ strike had closed the attraction on Tuesday, as 300 staff walked out during negotiations over increases to salaries.
Seychelles - France: an unbreakable bond including tourism promotion
The Seychelles visibility in Mauritius, the Indian Ocean region, and in France received an additional boost this last week with the release of a full-page feature article in the glossy full-color Cote Nord Magazine.
Seychelles continues to make its presence felt in France
The Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners wanting their fair share of the French market, accomplished another successful edition of the Tourism Board’s annual roadshow - Escapades Seychelles.
Driver held following coach crash in northern France
Ten people have been kept in hospital in France overnight after a coach carrying children on a school trip crashed. Teacher Peter Rippington, 59, was killed in the incident near Chalons-en-Champagne early yesterday.
British man dies in Northern France bus crash
A bus carrying British schoolchildren in northern France has crashed killing one person. The accident took place near Reims, France in the early hours of Sunday 19 February.