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Who are we ?

Who are we ?

Reunion’s Regional Tourism Committee

Surname: Reunion Island
First name: Tourism
Date of birth: 13th December 2007
Address: 4 rue Jules Thirel, Immeuble La Balance – Bâtiment B
CS 61087 – 97864 Saint-Paul Cedex
Tel: +262 (0)2 62 90 78 78/ Fax: +262 (0)2 62 21 00 21

Chaired by: Mr Stéphane FOUASSIN.
Funded by: the Regional Council.

IRT is a non-profit making organization which receives European funding and support from private sector partners.

The role of the IRT

On the 1st January 2009, the Maison de la Montagne et de la Mer (House of the Mountain and Sea) merged with Reunion Island Tourism, thereby increasing the scope and expertise of the organization.

The IRT’s main functions are:

  • to implement a variety of measures, particularly relating to research, planning, development and infrastructure, technical marketing assistance, structuring of branches, structuring of the tourism offer and professional training,
  • to manage and coordinate tourism campaigns, promoting Reunion Island to local, national and international markets,
  • to monitor tourism observational data and, as such, assume responsibility for the management of the Observatoire Régional du Tourisme (Regional Tourism Observatory),
  • to manage an “e-tourism” platform,
  • to play an active part in the island’s economic development and, in particular, the development of the Highlands, promoting all mountain-related tourism and leisure activities within Reunion,
  • to assist in the development of the Sport de Nature network and also help to restructure tourist offers in the Highlands in order to create a more balanced offer throughout the island,
  • to work closely with the Le Relais départemental des Gîtes de France whose central mission is to implement targeted initiatives aimed at promoting local specialities and produce,
  • to provide a Central Reservations Service, a facility with a main contact who can advise on holidays or tours with accommodation in hiking gîtes, self-catering gîtes, Highland-based hotels as well as a range of activities,
  • to offer the best hiking experience for nature lovers from the “crashing waves to the mountain peaks,” collaborating with several tourism stakeholders,
  • to pool resources and work with other tourism professionals to ensure the well-being of the tourist clientele.

Editorial staff

Our editorial team writes the news articles and updates published on the www.reunion.fr and pro.reunion.fr websites, as well as onour Facebook page, produces the accounts available on our YouTube channel and takes photos published online on Flickr and Panoramio.


Evelyne Coustillat, Barbara Laup, Odile Romignac.

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Reunion Island Tourism

Île de la Réunion Tourisme 4 rue Jules Thirel, Immeuble La Balance – Bâtiment B
CS 61087 – 97864 Saint-Paul Cedex
Contact us: Tel: +262 (0)2 62 90 78 78/ Fax: +262 (0)2 62 21 00 21


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