In what was a complicated year for the industry, the overall out-turn has proven to be quite encouraging for the strength of the attraction of the Cote d’Azur as a premier tourism destination. Nonetheless the effects of the terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on 14 July made themselves felt. Overall the […]

Brussels Falls – Annus Horribilis for the Capital of Europe

The Eurocrats in Brussels have been having a tough time grappling with the problems of Brexit and how to deal with the new Trump administration. Meanwhile in the real world, the Hoteliers of Brussels are having to cope with a major down-turn in business following terrorist attacks in the city last year. Brussels is a […]


The Riviera Gets a New Look

Following the terrorist attack in Nice this summer, and as part of the drive to build back the local tourism industry, the Regional Tourism DMO has unveiled a new marque or umbrella brand for the region. The authorities have decided to major on “Cote d’Azur” as the geographic indicator and added “France” as the tag […]


Terrorism and Tourism

Terrorism and Tourism just don’t mix Back in early summer I wrote an article about the new strategy for growing tourism that had been just been announced for the Cote d’Azur. Then on Bastille Day, 14 July, Islamist terrorism hit the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and 85 people lost their lives. All of this […]

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The Cote d’Azur – Not Resting on its Laurels

The Cote d’Azur – Not Resting on its Laurels Despite being a long term favourite destination, the Cote d’Azur on France’s south-east Mediterranean coastline is gearing up to re-enforce and diversify its tourism offer. Christian Estrosi, until recently Maire of Nice and now the new President of the Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur Region (PACA) has […]