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Reunion Island Tourism launches Rallye Mascarun for travel agents

Reunion Island Tourism launches Rallye Mascarun for travel agents ( Twenty travel agents from France will take part in the inaugural “Rallye Mascarun” which will see them divided into teams of four and given a range of tasks to accomplish, in the process discovering the unique attractions of Reunion Island and meeting key stakeholders along the way.

Arriving on Air Austral`s service from Paris at the Roland Garros International Airport in St. Denis, Reunion`s capital on May 26, the group will for 5 days criss-cross the island to face their given challenges and take home with them the knowledge that Reunion is one of the most diverse places on the planet.

Selected through past online training sessions which were developed and organized by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), the lucky twenty will get self-drive vehicles and then, like in a treasure hunt, follow clues, all to be duly entered into a daily log which will serve as a record of their sightings, meetings, and experiences.

Partners in the event, besides IRT, are Air Austral, Gites de France Meeting, Le Soutien d`Enterprise Citer, the Tour Hebdo Magazine, Exsel Hotels, CleVacances, Helilagon, and Corail Helicopters.

The “treasure hunt” will have the travel agents discover small hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, UNESCO World Heritage sites, attractions, meet tourism stakeholders, members of the business community, and, of course, the staff of Reunion Island Tourism, to learn all about there is to know, rum tasting, and the vanilla experience no doubt included.

Details and progress of the “Rallye Mascarun” can be seen via and added information about the island`s hotels, restaurants, and attractions are available via

Reunion Island is a founder member of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island organization.

MEDIA CONTACT: Reunion Island Tourism Board, Tel: +33 810 160 000, Fax: +262 262 21 00 21, Web:

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