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.
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.
Final round of “Alon Bat Kare” announced for Reunion Island this year
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), the island’s primary tourism marketing body, has announced the dates of the final round of “Alon Bat Kare,” the main domestic tourism promotion for the people of this French Indian Ocean Island.
Piton de la Fournaise erupts for the third time this year on Reunion Island
Visitors to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are able to enjoy the spectacle of a third eruption, when the Piton de la Fournaise started to spit fire again yesterday morning at 9:50 hours local time. The previous eruptions took place in February and May and were widely publicized around the world, leading to a stream of volcanic eruption spotters coming to Reunion Island.
Quality remains at the heart of Reunion Island’s tourism industry
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), through its Engineering and Development division, is working to make the tourism offerings of the territory more attractive, more qualitative, more competitive, more innovative, and more sustainable. Faced with profound and constant changes of the industry, up-to-date information for local professionals and project leaders is absolutely fundamental.
Reunion Island’s top paraglider aims high as he qualified for world championship
In the mountains above the town of Itea in the Fokida region of central Greece, the qualifying was held for the World Cup Paragliding, and Sebastian Coupy, Reunion Island’s top paraglider, was of course there. This was a decisive step for the Reunion champion, who needed to collect valuable points to qualify for the circuit of the World Cup 2016.
Whale-watching season open on Reunion Island
Reunion Island is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, including humpback whales, which are classified as a protected species. These giants of the sea are a strong symbol, a tribute to nature and living heritage that are undeniably one of the wonders of Reunion Island, and year after year, they are seen by more and more visitors who come to the island to witness this amazing spectacle.