THE PARIS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: THE CAPITAL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau was created in 1971 at the joint initiative of the Paris City Council and the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry*. It carries out three specific missions:
- Welcome and informing visitors
Fans of the capital, six tourist offices welcome you all year round. An expert multilingual team will provide information on everything that you have ever wanted to know about Paris and the Paris region.
Not yet arrived? Parisinfo.com, a veritable « virtual tourist office», is for you. Just like in our Paris offices, you can buy accommodation products and transport passes (« Paris Visite », etc.) here, as well as cultural and leisure products (excursions, cabarets, theme parks, « Paris Museum Pass », etc.). In just a few clicks, you have all the « essentials » for a stay in Paris.
- Promoting the destination in France and abroad
The Bureau actively promotes Paris as a destination for leisure and business tourism to tour operators and the media. It organizes promotional campaigns, which highlight such different aspects of Paris as: Paris, the capital of shopping (« Soldes by Paris », in January) or Paris, the capital of romance (« Romantic Paris », in February). As well as providing solid support for the organization of company events, the Bureau also actively champions bids by the capital to host national and international congresses.
> Everything for business tourism and congresses on: convention.parisinfo.com
These promotional campaigns are carried out in close partnership with Parisian tourism professionals, for whom the Bureau is a veritable platform for dialogue and exchange. A valuable “compass” for the whole tourism industry, the Bureau monitors changes in the sector and passes on strategic information, notably via talks, newsletters and its professional extranet.
> All member services, information and figures on Parisian tourism
on the website dedicated to professionals: pro.parisinfo.com
* in the form of a non-profit organization ruled by the French law of 1 July 1901
The Bureau in figures
- 6 tourist offices open all year round
- 6 kiosks and 30 seasonal staff for the « Welcome Ambassadors »
- 12 must-do itineraries in the « Paris for You! guidebook »
- 13,000 events presented on parisinfo.com
- 803,177 visitors welcomed in 2009