Christmas Romance in France Beckons for One Lucky Couple

For Immediate Release

Anyone can participate in Atout France’s Facebook campaign in September to win an all-expenses paid holiday to Paris and the Grand-Est (Alsace) region, an opportunity to hang out with Celebrity TV presenter and appear on television.

Bangkok, September 27th 2017 – France is synonymous with romance, from the dreamy River Seine and beautiful Parisian skyline, to the spectacular sunsets in the countryside regions.

And there is no better time to experience France with a significant other than during Christmas. This is when France shines at its brightest, and loved ones gather over warm meals, pick out presents for one another and share their hopes and dreams for the coming year. It is love at its truest and deepest.

Feel the Romance with Atout France

To bring the romance to Thais, Atout France wants to send one lucky couple for a week-long holiday to Paris and the Grand-Est (Alsace) region during the Christmas season this year.

Paris, already famed for sights like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, comes to life with whimsical Christmas lights and displays. Streets like the famous Champs-Elysees make the perfect backdrop for photographs, making unforgettable memories for couples.

And the Grand-Est (Alsace) region, known for the seven lands of Christmas, will warm the spirits. Strasbourg city is home to the largest and oldest Christmas market in France (since 1570). Visitors can expect an authentic, warm and generous festive welcome, and shop at about 300 stalls spread out over 10 locations.

Christmas with Glamour

The holiday prize comes with a twist as the winning couple will be accompanied by a TV presenter as he advices them on how to gain the most French-romantic experience. The entire experience will be captured in film for a travelogue series, “The First Ultimate,” on GMM ONE Channel, which will be showcased in January 2018.

“We at Atout France are looking forward to kick off the contest and welcome the winning couple to France. Our itinerary provides a one-of-a-kind romantic experience that no other destination can replicate, and we are proud to showcase this aspect of France that not many international tourists know about,” says Morad Tayebi, Regional Director for ASEAN.

How to Participate

Interested participants simply need follow the following steps:

  1. Like the Atout France in ASEAN Facebook page at from September 27 to October 27.
  2. Take a romantic photo of you and your partner together.
  3. Upload it onto the designated event page of Atout France in ASEAN Facebook with the hashtag “#FranceRomantique”. Tagging your partner will double your chances in winning.

The winner will be picked by the French Ambassador of France to Thailand H. E Mr. Gilles Garachon and announced in end October 2017.

What’s new in France?

  1. Tourism trend: 2017 seems to be a very good year for the French Tourism. Authorities noticed an increase in terms of bookings and arrivals. Arrivals to France could reach 89 Million compared to 83 Million last year. Goal of the French government is to welcome 100 Million by 2020.
  2. France, land of world-class events: France will welcome next year the Ryder Cup, the 3rd sportive event most broadcasted in the world. Olympic committee just announced a week ago that Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games, exactly one century after the 2d ones hosted in Paris. France is also bidding to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
  3. Disneyland Paris, the most visited tourist attraction will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year starting from 26th March 2017: a one-year celebration with new attractions, parade and fireworks. More information at

Thai tourism in France

France welcomed last year 140k Thai travelers an increase of 5% from the year before. Thailand is one the priority market for Atout France in ASEAN amongst Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Culture (especially Castles), Lifestyle, gastronomy, wine tourism and shopping are the favorite activity for Thai visitors in France.

Thai Travelers are in the top 10 biggest spenders in all the Parisian department stores.

About Atout France                                                            

Atout France is the France Tourism Development Agency, responsible for promoting France worldwide & developing France’s tourism economy. As the French government's sole operator regarding the promotion of all aspects of tourism in France, we provide services and events for tourism professionals (press, tour operators and travel agents as well as event planners) and information to the general public. We work in partnership with public and private organizations and companies involved in the tourism industry, i.e. over 1,200 members representing the whole spectrum of France's tourism sector, as well as with local partners all over the world. Atout France is the official government agency whose mission is to develop travel and tourism to France. It specialties cover: Tourism, Travel, Marketing, Advertising, Media Relations / PR, Partnerships, Event Planning, Social Media, Advice, Sales missions, Branding, Strategy.

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