The Welcome City Lab presents its new edition of the trend book at a press conference at IFTM Top Résa.
Laurent Queige, Director of the Welcome City Lab
Karine Coulanges President, Skål Club
Jeanne Choffé, Project Manager at Welcome City Lab
Sophie Lacour, General Manager of Advanced Tourism
Youssef Mouadine, Founder of Memento
Fabien Vermot, Founder of Tookki
Caroline Leboucher, General Manager of Atout France
The Welcome City Lab publishes its 4th edition of the trend book.
This year, 5 main trends are highlighted, fuelled by about twenty different contributors. Tourism professionals, startups, innovation directors, international experts providing cross-fertilization of each trend.
For its 4th edition, the trend book has evolved its editorial line and structure towards an internationalization of its content.
The Welcome City Lab is an innovation platform dedicated to urban tourism, integrating the world's first incubator dedicated to this sector.
It was created in July 2013 by Paris&Co with the support of the City of Paris, BpiFrance, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE). Its other founding members are Aéroports de Paris, Air France, Caisse des Dépôts, Galeries Lafayette, Groupe Pierre & Vacances, Paris Inn Group, RATP, Skyboard, Sodexo, and Viparis. The innovation platform offers a range of services to start-ups and players in the tourism sector : an incubator, a place for meetings and exchanges, an experimentation platform and a monitoring unit.
Paris&Co is the economic development and innovation agency for Paris and the metropolitan area. It promotes the diffusion of innovation through the incubation of more than 500 French and foreign start-ups per year, the experimentation of innovative solutions, the organization of national and international events. It develops its activity in a dynamic of open innovation in close collaboration with more than 120 major companies and institutions.