Andalucia To Woo French Travellers

The Salon Mondial du Tourisme de ParisContinuing the push for tourists in Andalucia, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is now on its way to the Porte de Versailles, in the French capital, to take part in the Salon Mondial du Tourisme.

Following a successful trade fair in Berlin with the aim of attracting more German travellers to the region, the Ministry has now turned its attention to the French.

There will be several displays under the section “Turespaña” which it is hoped will attract many potential travellers, as well as business contacts eager to trade in the Spanish region.

The Ministry will attend in order to showcase the attractions of Andalucia with the simple aim of increasing tourism from France, which is currently the second largest source of travellers to the region.

During 2015 Andalucian hotels recorded 803,040 travellers from France which was 11.2% more than in the previous year. Total overnight stays from French travellers recorded in 2015 increased by a huge 18.6% with over 2.4 million overnight stays recorded.

The Salon Mondial du Tourisme de Paris will run from March 17th – 20th and is considered to be one of the most important trade shows for reaching the French market. In 2015 the show received over 100,000 visitors and just short of 2,000 exhibitors.