Atout France organises its annual workshop, Rendez-vous en France in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Atout France - France Tourism Development Agency recently organised its annual workshop, Rendez-vous en France during the week of 8th-12th September in New Delhi and Mumbai.
A delegation comprising of representatives from 23 French companies visited both cities for interactions with the travel trade fraternity and the press.
Held at the Shangri-La in New Delhi and the Palladium Hotel in Mumbai, the workshop format consisted of full-day workshops in the both cities enabling visiting delegates to interact with Indian travel professionals.
It was not all work for the visiting delegates. An array of themed soirees organised throughout the week created an equal balance between work and play.
As part of ongoing initiatives to boost tourism synergies between India and France, the Ambassador of France to India - Mr François Richier organised a soiree at The Residence of France in New Delhi on 8th September, in the presence of the Chairman of Midi-Pyrenees Tourist Board.
A screening of the very special Hollywood movie, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" shot on location in the picturesque Midi-Pyrenees region was also organised by Atout France, Reliance Entertainment and Alliance Française de Delhi for the members of the delegation, guests of the Alliance Française and invited journalists of the French Embassy.
While in Mumbai, a celebratory soiree was organised by Atout France, Air France, Reliance Entertainment and Midi-Pyrenees Tourist Board around the promotion of "The Hundred-Foot Journey". Held at the Aqaba restaurant, the soiree was the perfect occasion to announce the launch of the lucky winner of an ongoing contest organised by Atout France, Reliance Entertainment, Air France, the Midi-Pyrenees Tourist Board and Hyatt Regency CDG. The winner was awarded a dream trip for two to the Midi-Pyrenees region and the chance to create his own Hundred-Foot Journey. With gastronomy being the central theme of the movie, a culinary demonstration by Chef Michael Swamy, alumni of Le Cordon Bleu also added its own distinct flavour to the ambiance of this celebratory soiree.