Atout France has named Eurobound Tour Operator of the Year for 2018. The annual award by the French tourism development agency recognizes the company providing the best products and services to France, based on responses from travel agents throughout the U.S.
Eurobound specializes in customized itineraries to France and other European destinations. The company provides all aspects of a trip, from private transfers to carefully selected guides and local adventures. Eurobound offers a roster of 4- and 5-star accommodations, often in smaller, distinctive properties, as well as custom planning, and one-on-one experiences such as wine tastings, cooking classes, private museum visits and tours.
Private Access and Personalized Service
“France is a major destination for us, representing nearly one-third of our business,” says Eurobound President, Brigitte Armand. The French native says, “We like to provide our travelers with a sense of adventure and with a true sense of experiencing France. For instance, in major cities like Paris, where traffic congestion can be a problem, we arrange for a private guide to travel with our clients on the metro. This gives them a real sense of being immersed in the area, without having to make their own way around a sometimes-confusing underground system.”
Eurobound provides a seamless travel experience for clients, starting with private airport meet and greet with hotel transfer. “Charles de Gaulle, in particular can be confusing for travelers, so we have a representative who can meet travelers upon arrival, accompany them for connecting flights, and see them off at departure,” says Brigitte. “We also provide private access and guides to museums, offer restaurant recommendations, and accommodate special needs,” she adds.
Through relationships with select properties throughout France, Eurobound guests receive preferential treatment such as VIP welcome amenities, early and late check-in / check-out, and room upgrades. Among properties are the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal and Relais Christine in Paris, La Perouse in Nice, La Cheneviere and Chateau D’Audrieu in Normandy, and Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly.
The Digital Connection
Eurobound offers agents and their clients up-to-the-minute digital access to their personalized itineraries through the AXUS app. Using the interactive app, clients can find background on each location visited as well as vital travel information such as flight numbers and last-minute changes.