As of January 31, the conditions of access to the French metropolitan territory became stricter. The tourism sector, including business tourism, watched helplessly as a wave of cancellations of reservations resumed for the February vacations. Travel agency, incoming agency, tour operator, the sector is patiently waiting for the end of the crisis to relaunch its programs, incentive events, team buildings…
It is hard to know on which foot to dance at the moment. The government is confining, deconfining and then gradually turning the screws, to such an extent that event organizing, and receptive agencies see their schedules change from hour to hour. Here is an update on the events scheduled in Nice and Cannes in October.
While the epidemic is affecting fewer and fewer people in France, the government has announced a gradual plan to bring the French lockdown to an end. This is obviously accompanied by important rules to be respected, particularly when it comes to local tourism. To find out all the details, you can contact a DMC agency which will inform you on a case-by-case basis. Here are some of these rules, among the most important.
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.
In order to contain the coronavirus epidemic, France has recently tightened its measures. As of March 10, the government did not wish to hinder the free movement of French citizens on the territory. Nevertheless, the government took the difficult decision to ban certain events. Congresses, seminars, concerts, sporting events, trade and cultural fairs will not take place. Specializing in the organization of events on the French Riviera, DMC La Maison by GTS, takes stock of the government’s official restrictions.