Jul 22, 2019

24 hours in Paris

24 hours in Paris

Following The Meetings Show 2019, representatives from Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, whisked away five hosted buyers for a whistle-stop tour of Paris to see what the romantic capital of Europe has to offer for meetings and events.

The group reached Paris in a matter of hours after departing from the show, with a seamless journey by Eurostar. With 24 hours to take in the city’s newest and most exciting hotels and venues, a well-constructed itinerary allowed the group to visit three hotels (Trianon Rive Gauche, 1K Hotel and 25hours Hotel), two event venues (Bateaux Mouches and Chateau Form) and even enjoy a Parisian truffle tasting at Le BHV Marais.

Craig Hines, manager at HelmsBriscoe, said: “The whole fam trip was wonderfully hosted by Camille, Michel, Audrey and Charlotte. The coach transfers were comfortable and informative. As a result of each of hosts’ knowledge, I feel more able to speak knowledgably about Paris as a destination and will be much more confident to advise clients about the geography of Paris. Eurostar travel made the trip very straight forward – preferable to flying. This is a major selling point, particularly as we have the ability to privatise entire coaches for groups.”

Camille Larose from Atout France said: “24 hours is definitely not long enough to see everything Paris has to offer but hosting a fam trip like this is a really important first step to promote the destination. We had a mix of venue finding agencies, event management agencies and a corporate planner attend which was great. To any other destinations hosting a fam trip, I would recommend making sure you choose the perfect venues to showcase and allow enough time for both site inspections and activities.”

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