VISIT USA COMMITTEE / FRANCE. YOUR PARTNER IN FRANCE. CONTENTS. GOOD REASONS TO JOIN US PRESENTATION OF THE VISIT USA COMMITTEE/FRANCE Background Goals Executive Board Membership PRESENTATION OF THE FRENCH MARKET French Market Opportunities French Market Profile
YOUR PARTNER IN FRANCE
GOOD REASONS TO JOIN US
PRESENTATION OF THE VISIT USA COMMITTEE/FRANCE
PRESENTATION OF THE FRENCH MARKET
French Market Opportunities
French Market Profile
PROMOTION OF THE U.S.
Actions to Travel Trade
Actions to Consumers
Being part of organized educational seminars for Travel Agents.
Participating in consumer & trade shows at negotiated rates.
Being included in the Visit USA Committee monthly press releases which are sent to 450 French journalists.
Being presented as member through our information phone line.
Being listed in our Directory distributed during consumer shows.
Being informed on the monthly meetings reports of the Board Members.
Attending & voting on important decisions during the bi-annual general assembly meetings..GOOD REASONS TO JOIN US
THE FRENCH MARKET AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
FOR ONLY 750 or 850 EUROS
In 1995, American government closed world-wide all United States Travel and Tourism Administration (USTTA).
May 1996, in cooperation and with the support of the USTTA, Visit USA Committee France was founded to carry out its mission.
Visit USA Committee/France is proud to be a founding member of the Visit USA Committee/Europe.
It is now called “Office du Tourisme-USA” with the agreement of the US Embassy.This was done on order to better attract final consumers.
Visit USA Committee/France is working actively to promote tourism from FRANCE TO USA, FOR 9 YEARS
Based in Paris, Visit USA Committee France is a non-profit association which : => supports and promotes travel to the United States from FRANCE. It is open to all professional organizations representing both private and public sector interests in the promotion and development of travel to the USA.Visit USA Committee/France creates synergy with travel trade & consumers.
Members of the Visit USA Committee/France in 2005
Top overseas travel Markets to the U.S.
France ranks third among European markets after the United Kingdom and Germany.
French Arrivals to the U.S. 1996-2004(in Millions)
Theme Parks: 40%
Historical places: 37%SELECTED LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN THE U.S.
Good deals with airlines.
Many art exhibitions are exclusively in US museums. Culture is an important objective for the French tourists.WHY
OUR ARGUMENTS TO MAKE
FRENCH TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION :
Seminars for travel agents, trade show, special rates for travel agents…
Consumer shows, press trips and newsletters, audiotel (information telephone line), website
Seminars for travel agents:
The Visit USA organized an half-day workshop/seminars at the International University in Paris in April 2005.
- Three educational seminars on top US destinations were presented.
-Twenty-two members participated in this event, more than a hundred travel agents and journalists attended.
-The event was very successful with articles published in the travel trade press.
Trade Show :
Salon du Tourisme de Lille (North) February 03-05, 2006. 46,931 visitors in 2005
Salon du Tourisme de Toulouse (South) February 10-12, 2006. 44,000 visitors in 2005
Salon du Tourisme de Strasbourg (East) March 03-05, 2006. 16,274 visitors in 2005
Mahana – Lyon . March 10-12, 2006. 45,914 visitors in 2005
Salon Mondial du Tourisme – Paris. March 16-19, 2006. 105,170 visitors in 2005
Salon du Tourisme – Colmar (East). November 11-13, 2005. 30,128 visitors in 2004CONSUMER TOURISM FAIRS
Catalogue shows available for each fair at special rate giving you the opportunity to reach 354,000 consumers
A monthly newsletter is sent to over 450 French travel writers.
Many articles have been published thanks to Visit USA Committee’s newsletter.
Articles about festivals, hotel openings, special events…
Visit USA has organized press trips in order to promote different aspects of the U.S.A. :
which resulted in a 74% increase for the 1st quarter 2005.
THE VISIT USA COMMITTEE - FRANCE
For further information, please feel free to contact :
Visit USA Committee-France
7 rue de Clichy
75009 Paris - France
Phone : +33-1-42-81-88-26 Fax : +33-1-42-81-88-89
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website :www.office-tourisme-usa.com