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Reunion: The Island hosts six German tour operators in eductour

IRT (island of Reunion tourism) organised, in partnership with the regional airline Air Austral, an educational for some tour operators in the German market. From 6 to 11 last December, six tourism professionals went to the discovery of the island of Reunion, its people, its landscapes but especially its tourist products. The point about the seduction of the IRT operation.

After a flight with Air Austral, the six heads of products of Ast Reisen, At Reisen, Atambo Tours, Cruising Reise, Wigwam Naturreisen and Oriental Tours arrived at the island of Reunion on Friday 6 December 2013.Accompanied by the representative of the IRT in Germany, Annika Heckler, the first day of their journey of discovery took place on the seaside coast at the West of the island.
After a lunch at le Nautile *, followed by the tour of the hotel, the Group went ti Boucan Canot then to La Saline by tuk tuk, new tourist product ecological and atypical proposed by Oté Tuktuk. Professionals were respectively able to visit hotels of Saint Alexis * and Lux * of Reunion.
The following day, departure for the St. Paul open market followed by overflights of the island of Reunion in ULM with Félix ULM. Late morning, participants went to Saint-Denis for the visit of the Bellepierre hotel * after having met Nadine Wiss, mountain guide, they took the road to the cirque de Salazie and its many waterfalls. On site, the Group has found the relay of Governors, Gîte de France situated in the village of Hell-Bourg, as well as the Héva gardens hotels and Relais des Cimes.

On the program of the following two days: hiking. The Germans left for Mafate via the Col des Bœufs to regain La Nouvelle then Marla, where they spent the night at the house of Trois Roches. On waking, hikers left Marla to rally the circus of Cilaos through the neck of Taïbit.
A well-deserved lunch was served to them at Tapacala on the Îlet road in Cordes, upon arrival at Cilaos. In the afternoon, the participants visited several accommodations of the circus: Cilaos ****, Old Vine ***, **** and the Tsilaosa Hotel des Neiges. ***
On 10 December 2013 the start was given for the south coast of the island with a visit to the Domaine du Café Grilled where the group could enjoy coffee and fresh juices. Thereafter, Wild South for lunch at the Palm Hotel & Spa *****, before leaving for St. Anne, where product managers have spent the night at Diana Dea ****.

The stay would not have been complete without a trip to the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, the Germans were able to approach on the last day, before lunch at the Relais Commerson in Bourg Murat.
Participants in this journey of discovery of the island then went for a meeting with local receptives, at the Mercure Créolia hotel * located in Saint-Denis. Late in the day, a transfer has led professionals to airport Roland Garros where they flew to Paris.
For these heads of products of German tour operators, this eductour was a real success. Seduction of large-scale for the IRT, whose objective is to develop awareness and sales of the destination on the German market, familiarising the leaders of these tour operators with the tourist products of the island.
Reunion: The Island hosts six German tour operators in eductour



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