Welcome City Lab

Paris, the world's leading tourist destination, aims to invent the future of tourism and be the capital of tourist innovation.


Welcome City Lab is a programme to stimulate innovation in the tourist sector including the world's first incubator that is dedicated to this sector. It was created by Paris&Co, with the support of the City of Paris, BPI France, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the General Directorate of Enterprise. Its founding members are Aéroports de Paris, Air France, Amadeus, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Galeries Lafayette, RATP, Skyboard, Sodexo Prestige, Viparis Paris Inn Group, Caisse des dépôts and Compagnie des Alpes


The innovation platform offers start-ups and players in the tourist sector a full range of services: an incubator, a place to meet, for discussions and co-working, a test platform and a monitoring unit.