Reunion Island celebrates her natural beauty as UNESCO World Heritage site turns 5
It is five years that UNESCO recognized the rugged magnificence of Reunion Island’s interior and enscribed the area, a national park under French law, as a site of exceptional natural beauty and a biodiversity hotspot, one of less than two dozen around the world.
Reunion Island Tourism holds workshop on e-tourism
The march into the digital age, especially in the way how aviation, tourism, and travel conduct business these days, can simply not be stopped, and those failing to embrace the new technologies risk becoming dinosaurs in their own right. Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has for long been at the cutting edge of technology and, being tech savvy, used the latest tools available to them to make waves across cyberspace.
Reunion Island gets ready for fourth “Pandathlon”
Reunion Island’s town of Saint-Philippe this year will host the fourth edition of “Pandathlon” on September 13. This event, dedicated to lovers of nature walkers, intends to raise their awareness of environmental protection in an original way to contribute to the preservation and conservation of the island's territory. Organized for the first time on Reunion Island in 2012, the Pandathlon is an eco-sports event organized in collaboration between the Regional Council of Reunion Island and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) organization in France. The power walks - three routes are available for participants - is above all a unique human adventure which combines sport and environmental protection.
Solar eclipse will plunge Reunion Island into three hours of darkness
In a year, on September 1, 2016 to be precise, Reunion Island will be experiencing an annular eclipse, lasting for a projected three hours from start to end. The event is due to last from about 12:20 pm local time to about 3:40 pm local time, which is GMT+4. The peak of the darkness is projected to take place around 2:10 pm, a perfect mid-day situation which will allow spectators to get the best sightings in return for their long journey to Reunion Island.
Reunion Island’s tourism sector gears up for Top Resa
Over 90 participants from Reunion’s tourism private sector and Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) are expected to head to Paris in a month to attend France’s largest tourism trade show, Top Resa. Reunion Island will exhibit alongside fellow Indian Ocean Vanilla Island members which are also expected to make a strong showing in Paris.
Switzerland’s top travel blogger raves about Reunion Island
Swiss-based travel blogger, Solene, loves to travel and has over the last four years filed feature stories from 45 countries around the world, her latest destination having been Reunion Island, the French Indian Ocean island.
Another spectacular eruption as the Piton de la Fournaise makes it four this year
An unprecedented fourth major eruption this year has seen the French island of Reunion once again make headlines as more visitors, in particular volcano spotters, head there. More recently, the island made headlines when debris from missing flight MH 370 washed up on Reunion Island’s eastern beaches.
Reunion Island’s open market makes it into TripAdvisor star rankings
France has over 22,000 TripAdvisor-rated hotels, resorts, tourism attractions, and restaurants which were awarded the coveted Certificate of Excellence in 2015. However, only 2 percent of those make it into the top ratings after 5 years of consecutive CoE awards. Reunion Island’s best-known, open-air market, St. Paul's, where the locals come to shop alongside tourists browsing through the stalls or enjoying some of the fresh food on offer, has this year made it into those ranks.