The world of high-end tourism continues to reawaken with the debut of Duco France, the boutique travel summit, in Paris.
Representatives from more than 120 of France’s high-end hoteliers and travel suppliers, along with boutique properties with city, countryside, mountain and seaside locations met one-on-one with 130 of the world’s English-speaking travel advisors and travel specialists who focus on France, as well as journalists and influencers.
Focusing on a single destination in the destination itself, Duco France’s educational approach provided the environment for a full immersion in all things French.
Conceived by Duco Travel Summit’s founder, Carolina Perez, the summit encouraged the resumption of high-end tourism in France and offered a meeting platform for its guests, resulting in 3,400 meetings throughout the four-day 'Vive La France' experience.
She said: “It is an honour to have started this initiative in France with the support of all the partners who have trusted Duco France from the start. We are proud to have gathered the most respected hoteliers of France, to foster knowledge and spark inspiration to our guests, travel agents — all keen to learn more and dive deeper into France.
"It has been an incredible week in Paris, with the crème de la crème of our industry coming together. The inaugural event has left myself and my team with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for being able to contribute to the high-end tourism in the country.”
The first annual niche destination-oriented travel event celebrated France’s world of refined hospitality, showcasing the country’s beauty and culture, while promoting a full immersion in French lifestyle. The success of the invitation-only French initiative confirms its official return to Paris next year for the second edition of Duco France, from October 24-28, 2022.
“Refreshing and elegant and well organised. This was a gift for all of us – to be able to be together with old friends, see Paris in all its glory, and learn about new gems many of even the most seasoned advisors never really knew,” noted Jack Ezon, Founder & Managing Partner of Embark Beyond.
“Applause and congratulations for such an amazing week! Duco managed to create such a beautiful gathering; we are even more empowered for what’s next to come,” said Nathaniel Most, Director of Sales & Marketing of La Réserve Hotels Apartments, Villas & Spas.
Duco France is the first travel summit to focus on France as one single destination, highlighting French hospitality to important buyers. Beyond the annual event in Paris, it is a channel for the year-round promotion of France.

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