Good France News
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- The Ambassadors Luncheon, Paris Match, September 4, 2014
"In France," declaired Fabius to the ambassadors, "'tourist' is not always seen as a very positive word...we're going to try to change that!"
- A Global Dinner in Honor of French Cuisine, L’hôtellerie Restauration, September 9, 2014
"Alain Ducasse is thrilled to have the support of governmental organizations such as Atout France and French embassies across the world for the first time."
- The Tourism Boards Gather Around the Table, L’Echo touristique, September 5, 2014
"The implementation of a diplomatic network proves that the tourism industry is now an integral part of the ministry's objectives. 'Tourism is the unofficial ambassador of France,' declared Laurent Fabius to the French ambassadors, assembled on August 29th in Paris for their annual conference. In his closing statements, he spoke to his colleagues like a teacher to his students: "I would ask you to adopt this mentality from here on out."
Gastronomy and Tourism
- Fabius Impresses Tourism Professionals, Challenges.fr, September 30, 2014
"In 2013, the number of foriegn visitors tralveing to France reached 84.7 million, a growth of 2% in comparision to the previous year. And the average length of the trip grew as well. Even if these are good results, there is always room for improvement."
- The Government's Recipe for Boosting Tourism, Les Echos, June 19, 2014
"M. Fabius will implement core themes to grow the visibility and accessibility of France and centralize common goals between different tourism departments. These themes will include gastronomy and wine tourism, mountain sports, ecotourism, French 'Savoir Faire' (artisan crafts and luxury), and urban tourism."
- Let's Become Ambassadors for Our Gastronomy, Huffington Post, September 25, 2014
"Aside from its cultural value, gastronomy also holds great economic importance: 800,000 paying jobs for 135,000 business, with a turnover of 145 billion euros. Cuisine brings together a diverse group of professionals from different backgrounds: restaurateurs, artisans, chefs, vendors, and farmers. Each professional plays an integral part in this farm to table industry, taking to heart their love for French 'savoir-faire', innovation, and tradition."
- French Cuisine Loses Its Global Ifluence, Le Monde, June 23, 2014
"In order to regain the respect French cuisine deserves, we need to level the playing field in communication, marketing, and international development. French cuisine needs to look towards the global market. We can no longer wait for it to come to us, as French gastronomy is already featured in fesitvals and culinary conferences across the world, in Anglophone publishing houses, and in the international press."
- Green Cuisine sweeps the fleshpots of Paris, Wineportfolio, September 26, 2014
"Curiously, the desire of chefs to focus more on vegetables has nothing to do with vegetarianism – it is merely an acknowledgement that far too long vegetables have been relegated below dead animals. There is nothing humble about these top-drawer vegetables."
- Wine Travels: Travel to Solutré and Pick Up a Pouilly-Fuissé, Le Monde, October 15, 2014
"Wine tourism is at an all-time high. More than 8 million wine enthusiasts travel to the French vineyards each year, visiting more than 10,000 wine cellars open to the public. This industry will continue to grow, as it is important to both French (1 in 5 chose their vacation desination for its wine culture) and foreigner travelers (1 in 3 travel to France for the wine and gastronomy)."
- French Gastronomy to be Featured at the 15th Annual Western China International Fair, Ocotber 11, 2014
"A cultural and gastronomical exchange between France and China will take place in Chengdu during the 15th annual Western China International Fair (WCIF) on October 23-26, 2014. In honor of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between these two countries, 5 French chefs, including 3-star Michelin chef Christian le Squer, will prepare a 'haute cuisine' international feast for the inhabitants of Chengdu."