France, the most visited country in the world with 76.8 million tourists arriving in 2010 has been the most popular world tourist destination for the last 20 years and it’s simple to see why the love affair with France never falters.
As a country of class, beauty and tradition, tourists flock to France not only to immerse themselves in the romantic language of love or sample the delicious world famous cuisine but to soak up the cultural sensations in Paris, the famous ‘City of Light’, the chic indulgent lifestyle on the striking French Riviera and the variety of adrenaline-charged winter sport activities available in the French Alps as well as experience the huge variety of internationally renowned events such as the Tour de France which finished over the weekend.
However in spite of its undeniable world popularity, France takes third place on the global stage in terms of tourist revenue according to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) generating €49.4bn in revenue back in 2009 while unsurprisingly the mighty USA pulled in a massive €93.9bn with Spain following behind in second place with €53.2bn.
Nevertheless, France with its unbreakable winning spirit has declared that it must improve its position with business minister Frédéric Lefebvre wanting to firmly place the country in the world number two spot for tourism revenue over the next two years.
With this in mind, a new campaign – Rendez-Vous en France is being launched with the aim of further advancing the French appeal to potential holidaymakers and encouraging greater consumer spending by highlighting what the country has to offer. This will include an emphasis on French culinary delights, first rate wines and high class fashion that have become typically associated with the hot spot over the years.
Charlie Williams, Business Development Manager of France’s leading eco-friendly leaseback property developer, Terresens, comments,
“Although the land of Stars and Stripes reign supreme in terms of tourist revenue, new initiatives such as Rendez-Vous en France will with no doubt generate more publicity for the world’s most popular country. With this aiding Lefebvre’s vision, improving the French position in terms of tourist revenue is not impossible by any means.
“The geographical diversity of France, its accessibility by train, sea or air and exceptionally high standard of living means people want to flock here. France has something to offer everyone whether you want to reside in a traditional house in the flower laden countryside in Provence or a trendy high class apartment with the beautiful people in Cannes, France provides the perfect lifestyle choice, one that more and more people are making.”
Indeed sales of French properties to international buyers increased by 21% in 2010 according to the Living Abroad survey by French bank BNP Paribas and so if you’re thinking about buying French property and wish to immerse yourself in the more indulgent side of life, one that oozes French glamour and sophistication Terresens, the leading French eco-friendly leaseback developer has one of this summer’s most hotly anticipated luxury leaseback developments on offer.
Residence le Six, a stunning development located in Le Cannet, the business district of Cannes just 10 minutes from La Croisette affords fully furnished studio and 1 bedroom apartments with parking available from just €137.659.
Set in a premium location Residence le Six affords provides superb on-site facilities including a heated swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. Furthermore investors can enjoy the best of both worlds through the leaseback programme with up to 4.25% guaranteed returns index-linked and personal usage options.
For more information about ‘La belle vie’ in France please contact Terresens on +44(0) 2030 101 110 or visit www.terresensleaseback.com