French toast

Atout France soiree at Asilo, St. Regis Mumbai
Atout France soiree at Asilo, St. Regis Mumbai

Atout France, France Tourism Development Agency, concluded its annual road-show ‘Rendezvous en France’ with a delegation of French tourism professionals living it up at a spirited soiree at Asilo, high up St. Regis Mumbai.
Representatives from Air France, Rail Europe, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, Accor Hotels, Cesar Palace Paris, Disneyland Paris, Compagnie des Alpes-Parc Asterix, Futuroscope, Grevin, The Gate Collection: Luxury and Lifestyle Hotels Paris, Le Cordon Bleu, Deauville Tourisme, La Baule Tourist Office, Picardy North of France, Champagne-Ardenne Tourism, Dijon Tourist Office, Rhône-Alpes Tourisme, Riviera of Your Dreams: Cannes & St Tropez, Key Promotion International (DMC), Marseille Convention and Visitor Bureau, Mondoramas Incoming (DMC), Midi-Pyrénées Tourist Board, Carcassonne World Heritage, Lourdes & Lisieux: Tourism & Spirituality in France, Lourdes Hotel Services and Globus Family of Brands were there to informally interact with invitees that included key personnel from the Mumbai travel trade and the media.
A delectable Indo-French fusion menu, fine wines and champagne, plus good old Scotch (Glenlivet and Chivas) among other premium spirits added to the elegant ambience. Invitees were presented with tasteful ‘Flavours of France’ souvenirs that included typical French delicacies such as Bonne Maman apricot preserve, macaroons and Dijon mustard.
And looking happy indeed was Sheetal Munshaw, Director, Atout France India who was optimistic that this year’s showcase would help them in their endeavour of further augmenting Indian arrivals to France in the coming months and enhancing France’s positioning as a premier outbound destination.


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