Posted in News on Monday, June 08, 2015 by The Beachcomber News Correspondent
The 10 winners were presented with their Victoires du Tourisme at a gala dinner hosted by the French TV presenter, Stéphane Rotenberg, in the presence of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in charge of Tourism, Laurent Fabius. The latter was recently named tourism personality of the year.
Beachcomber Hotels topped the list in the category Hotel Chains. Rémi Sabarros, the Director for France, Belgium & Luxembourg, seized the opportunity to “thank the entire profession and acknowledge the support of the travel agents who contribute every day to the success of the Group. This award recognizes the work carried out by the teams within each of the 10 Beachcomber hotels as well as on the different markets. These teams allow us, on a daily basis, to make our guests’ dreams come true. I also take this opportunity to dedicate this award to two men who have devoted 40 years building this beautiful brand, the pioneer and leader of the hotel industry in Mauritius, the CEO, Herbert Couacaud and the Commercial Director, Robert de Spéville, who will both be retiring at the end of the month.”
And, finally, this award has given Rémi Sabarros the opportunity to welcome the Group’s new leadership team, which will take office on 01 July 2015 with Gilbert Espitalier-Noël as new CEO and François Venin as new Commercial Director.
Beachcomber Group wishes to thank Editions Larivière, in particular Le Quotidien du Tourisme, for having organised this beautiful evening and making such an event happen.
Results of the awards ceremony:
Victoire du Tourisme for the best airline
1 - Emirates 2 - Air France. 3 - Air Tahiti Nui.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best railway company
1 - SNCF 2 - Eurostar. 3 - Thalys.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best car rental company
1 - Avis. 2 - Europcar. 3 - Sixt.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best cruise line
1 - Ponant. 2 - MSC. 3 - Costa.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best theme park
1 - Disney.2 - Puy du Fou. 3 - Futuroscope.
Victoire du Tourisme the best tour operator
1 - Jet tours. 2 - Solea. 3 - Asia.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best hotel chain
1) Beachcomber Hotels 2 - Accor. 3 - Lux.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best travel assurance-assistance company
1 - Mondial Assistance. 2 - Présence Assistance. 3 - April.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best local authority
1 - Guadeloupe. 2 - Réunion. 3 - Tahiti.
Victoire du Tourisme for the best overseas tourist office
1 - Canada. 2 - Espagne. 3 - Irlande.
Thierry Antinori (Emirates) receiving his award from Rémi Sabarros (Director, Beachcomber Hotels France).
Les Victoires du Tourisme 2015 - Le Quotidien du Tourisme / BFM Business