Monaco eyes India for tourism boost
Posted on Friday 24 December 2010
As the economy rebounds, more countries are setting their sights on India to boost their tourism industries. Monaco is the latest location looking to promote itself as a prime vacation destination for Indian travelers.
In an interview with Express Travel World, Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority deputy general manager Guillaume Rose said that while most people visit his country for day trips, Indians stay for an average of 3.2 days. This gives tourism organizations more of an opportunity to promote flights, hotel stays and tours of Monaco.
Rose believes that Monaco can be affordable for many income levels, despite its reputation for being a destination for wealthy travelers.
"Monaco in general is dedicated to high-end tourists, still, it is a base for upper middle-class because there is a lot of entertainment. Nothing is expensive as far as cultural activities are concerned - concerts, opera, ballet and museums," he told the news source. "We've got enough offerings [that are] wide-ranging and reasonably priced."
He also noted that there are several hundred events every year for tourists to come and experience, including television and cinema festivals, sporting events and more.
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