The tourism sector for professionals in Nice has been impacted by the global health crisis, and the future remains as uncertain as the data concerning the epidemic. Of course, the arrival of foreign professionals is greatly limited now, but incoming agencies such as La Maison by GTS and public authorities are counting on their return. In Nice, the old Palais des Congrès will also benefit from a major project, beyond renovation!
Every year, the French Riviera attracts millions of travellers to events, both professional and non-professional. Festivals, conventions or symposia usually follow one after another, but now the agenda looks empty. Indeed, the pandemic affecting the whole world is not only forcing us to remain under lockdown, but is also hindering the cultural and professional development of certain regions. DMC agencies that organise business and corporate travel or accompany event organisers are, therefore, also impacted by the upheavals the world is going through.
La Maison by GTS is a DMC specialized in accompanying companies on their trips to the French Riviera. In view of the precautions to be taken concerning the epidemic our activity is temporarily stopped. In addition, professional events (congresses, trade fairs, symposiums) are cancelled, borders are closed, and the number of flights has been drastically reduced.
This cluster helps to promote the destination France to the organizers of international events through action plans on the target « Meetings Incentive Congress Event » (MICE). The priority markets are Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil and India.
The new direct flight between Nice Airport and Beijing will definitely boost the Chinese visitors to travel to the French Riviera.