Paris, much closer to Shenzhen

David Ho   |   November 23, 2019

Recently, Paris Region Tourist Board, Paris Aéroport and their partners: Choose Paris Region, Paradis Latin Cabaret and Hainan Airlines held a press conference in Shenzhen to celebrate the upcoming first anniversary of the connectivity between Paris and Shenzhen.

Paris Region, as the world’s top tourist destination, received 50 million visitors in 2018, of which 1 million were from China. She has always been the capital of fashion, cuisine, luxury and romance. Moreover, Pairs Region has held different kinds of cultural activities, festivals and sports events and will hold the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.

Tailor-made services for Chinese tourists

In order to offer better services to Chinese tourists, Paris Region Tourist Board has opened a hotline in 2018 dedicated to Chinese tourists: 0803 300 800, from Monday to Sunday, 7:00 to 22:00.

It is worth mentioning that Paris Region Tourist Board has launched a portable WiFi service that allows visitors to enjoy high-speed internet throughout their stay in Paris. And in order to meet the 100% cash-free consumption habits of Chinese tourists, many merchants now accept WeChat pay and Alipay. Also, visitors could choose different types of Paris Pass, through which, they could get unlimited use of public transport and free entry at top Paris Region attractions.

In addition, in June 2018, Paris Region Tourist Board took the lead in Europe in establishing a cooperative relationship with Alibaba. In December 2018, it set up a destination landing page on Fliggy to introduce various tourist attractions and theme tours.

Chinese tourists are warmly welcomed at Paris Aéroport

Paris Charles de Gaulle is the major gateway for Chinese tourists to enter France. Paris is one of the best-connected European capitals with China and passengers could easily reach 14 cities in China departing from Paris.

Paris Aéroport attaches great importance to Chinese passengers. It has implemented a series of services to make its terminals excellent, hospitable and full of cultural atmosphere. 

Amazing experiences at Paris Aéroport

Paris Aéroport has a wide range of well-known French brands, offering a 100% safe Parisian shopping experience. The major stores open 7 days a week, offering over 1,000 items and all duty free. 

Paris Aéroport provides a convenient tax refund policy for passengers. From April 1st, 2019, the process of tax refund has been simplified. The refunded tax can be returned immediately to passengers in euro cash or can be refunded by bank transfer according to passenger’s demand.

Paris Aéroport also offers various dining options for passengers, including 4 Michelin-starred chefs’restaurants: Guy Martin, Gilles Epie, Thierry Marx and Nicolas Beaumann.