Atout France Presents The 14th Edition of French Affairs, Awarding Top Tour Operators and Partners in Travel
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Pasadena, CA – On October 24th 2017, top tour operators and partners were awarded during the 14th edition of French Affairs at the Langham Pasadena Hotel. Organized by Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, French Affairs is the largest gathering of American tour operators and French travel industry suppliers in the United States. This year, Atout France hosted over 90 representatives of 84 American tour operating companies and 6 industry related companies to meet with 66 French exhibitors from regional and city tourism offices, incoming agencies, airlines, hotel groups, transportation companies, monuments and cultural institutions.
“Atout France is delighted again to bring back French Affairs for its 14th consecutive year and delighted to share that France has once again solidified its position as the #1 destination in the world for consumers for consecutive years running. We have seen progressive growth in participation from both tour operators and French suppliers; once again proving that French Affairs is a major platform for networking, learning about forecasting trends in the travel market and building lasting relationships for business optimization. We congratulate this year’s winners for their caliber of expertise and look forward to working with all participating parties for many years to come.” – said, Anne Laure-Tuncer, Director of Atout France U.S.
This Year’s Winners Are:
BEST ONLINE TOUR OPERATOR
GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS
BEST NICHE TOUR OPERATOR
BEST REGIONAL TOUR OPERATOR
ESSENTIAL EUROPE TRAVEL
MOST ACTIVE PARTNERS
BEST TOUR OPERATOR OF THE YEAR VOTED BY THE CONSUMER
VIKING RIVER CRUISES
BEST TOUR OPERATOR OF THE YEAR VOTED BY THE PROFESSIONAL
About French Affairs
French Affairs is the largest gathering of American tour operators and French travel industry suppliers from regional and city tourism boards, incoming agencies, hotel groups, transportation companies and cultural institutions in the United States. French Affairs is organized by Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency. frenchafairs.us
About Atout France
Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, is the sole national organization responsible for the development and promotion of tourism to France. As an association of public and private interests, Atout France is charged with supporting tourism to France and assisting its partners internationally through its network of offices in around 30 countries. Atout France is also responsible for assisting regions, counties, towns and cities in the development and modernization of their tourism assets, as well as for administering France’s new hotel rating system.
For more information about traveling to France, please visit: us.france.fr
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