Reunion Island Tourism presents a look back at 2015 and a look ahead for 2016
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) earlier this week held a working meeting to provide the island's tourism sector with proposals for activities planned for 2016. At the same time, the IRT also presented an evaluation of activities conducted in 2015.
Tourism scooter on the loose on Reunion Island
On Wednesday this week, the Inter-communal Tourist Office (ITO) West inaugurated its new mobile information kiosk in the form of a scooter. By mid-December, tourism consultants from the regional ITO West will crisscross the roads of their district to meet tourists in markets, along the beaches, and in places of interest.
Reunion Island remains among the top French destinations in terms of reservations
Each month, the tourism barometer SNAV/Atout France reflects the trends of the activity of French travel distributors to French destinations (mainland and overseas) and including those called medium and long-haul. This survey gives a picture of developments in the market of tourism-related sales, both in number of passengers and volume of business over a year. It also provides information on reservation time and duration of stay. These data refer systematically on bookings and departures.
Reunion Island’s National Park Authority partners with local produce firms
In a ground-breaking development, worth looking at by African mainland national park bodies, Reunion Island's national park authority has now joined hands with local producers to launch a new product line “Esprit Parc National,” or in English, “The Essence of the National Parks.”
Reunion Island promotes itself as a prime wedding and honeymoon destination
Alongside 45 exhibitors from the wedding industry, Reunion Island also exhibited at the Bourges Wedding fair where the islands’ tourism marketers shared a booth with tour operator Thomas Cook. The tour operator promoted the island as the only honeymoon destination. Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) took advantage of this tremendous opportunity to confirm the positioning of Reunion Island as a premier honeymoon destination in the Indian Ocean.
Reunion Island exhibits at the Holidays Geneva Show
The 21st edition of the fair, Holidays Geneva, took place from November 13-15, and this year, for the first time, the event was thrown open to the general public. The Geneva Holiday Saloon was also this year integrated with Automnales, the annual fair of contemporary Geneva, which has been running since 2009. On that occasion, Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) and its partners unveiled and showcased their attractions and allowed visitors to the stand to discover the destination.
RN2D Club targets Belgian travel agents
The first overseas destination to have joined the Club Destination Groups of the National Network of Departmental Destination (Rn2D) was Reunion Island. It is no wonder, therefore, that Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) participated in a workshop which took place earlier this month in Brussels. This is the first time a workshop was held in the Belgian capital in order to promote Reunion Island in that market.
20th edition of the Mégavalanche on Reunion Island set for end of November
The twentieth edition of Mégavalanche, which is THE downhill mountain bike race on Reunion Island, will take place on the west coast of the island on Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29. This is an opportunity to take on the double Olympic champion Julien Absalon racing the trail of Maido, which has become the downhill mecca par excellence for all the real and wannabe champions.
Exploring Reunion Island by video game
The video game, released a few days ago, is based on such classic video games including one of the most famous ever, Super Mario Bros, which was launched by Japanese multinational Nintendo in the 1980s and back then took the gaming world by storm.