Reunion Island: Experiences ecotourism enthusiasts dream about
Reunion Island’s French tour operator, Exotismes, just designed an offering dedicated to those passionate about ecotourism. Travelers will be able to meet humpback whales in the Indian Ocean thanks to a new tourism product. The program includes a stay in a high-end hotel and boat trips that will take tourists out to observe these huge mammals in their natural environment.
Reunion Island’s domestic tourism promotion “Alon Bat Kare” returns this weekend
Another domestic tourism promotion will get underway this weekend when the people of Reunion Island will be able to sample the wide range of tourism attractions and products at significant rebates, including voucher packages rolling several activities into one.
Twenty travel agents have a chance to strike gold with Reunion Island trip
French tour operator, Exotismes, in their annual competition in which over 500 travel agents participated, gave the 20 winners a double surprise this year. To start with, the winners were only told when they arrived at the airport in Paris CDG where their journey would take them. The destination alone was a big surprise as it comprised a week on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, followed by another week on the neighboring Vanilla Island of Mauritius. The agents were flown from Paris to their two destinations by Reunion Island’s home airline, Air Austral, and plenty of action awaited them during their stay on the islands.
Reunion Island’s cuisine makes it to French national television
There is a saying that love goes through the stomach and that is particularly true for lovers of Reunion Island as a destination, who were able to sample the fine Creole cuisine of the island. Babette de Rozieres, a renowned television celebrity chef, recently came to the island to produce four cooking programs which will be screened over four Sundays across France on Channel O.
Reunion Island targets France work councils at Gamexpo
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the French “Comités d'Entreprise” (CE), Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) attended “Gamexpo” in Puy du Fou to engage with over 300 CE representatives and promote events and conferences on the island. The decision to attend was made easier by the success of having exhibited at the 2014 ELUCEO event where IRT had joined hands with tour operator Prometour to hard sell the island.
Healthy holidays - Reunion Island style
The exhibition “Velo City” in the French city of Nantes is one event Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is sure to attend. The main aim of the trade show is to promote cycling in cities across France, across the rural areas of the French mainland, and also to cycle across the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, where hundreds of kilometers of trails wait for the outdoor adventurers on their mountain bikes.
Training local tourism personnel key to competence and success
Most of the time it is foreign travel agents who come to Reunion Island to familiarize themselves with the island’s many attractions and discover the culture, cuisine, and biodiversity for which Reunion Island is now known the world over. This time, however, it was 18 local tourism operators brought together by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) who were taken across the island to learn more about the many tourism offerings, accommodation types, hikes, and other adventure options, all aimed to give them greater product competence and become better ambassadors when dealing with tourists.
Net Managers assemble on Reunion Island for 10th anniversary congress
Net Managers is the annual global gathering of digital or e-tourism. After Montreal, Helsinki, Miami, Punta Cana, Vietnam, Bangkok, San Francisco, Sri Lanka, and Shanghai last year, Reunion Island will host the tenth edition of this great event dedicated to online tourism. From June 2-6, fifty movers and shakers of the tourism industry and fifteen journalists from the specialized press from France, Switzerland, and Belgium will meet to get insights into the economic, strategic, and technology of tomorrow’s way on how to conduct tourism business in cyberspace.
Sorefi Reunion Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island
The more than 1,500 cyclists who responded to the call of Sorefi Reunion Cyclo Tour, which took place Sunday, May 3, 2015, did not know where they were headed! In total, four trials and routes awaited the cyclists with the main flagship race around Reunion Island offering a tough sporting challenge and other routes allowing the riders to explore the landscapes of the island.