10 years of the FRCC!

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Since its creation, its role has been to provide the preferred contact point for the cruise lines and their clients, to bring together all the tourism professionals for the destination of the French Riviera, and for local participants.

The founding members of the FRCC are French Riviera Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Tourism Committee, the Departmental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, and the tourist offices of Cannes, Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

About 250 members participate in the cruising club : tourism service providers, maritime agents, hotel operators, restauranteurs, businesses, transport companies …
Highlights of the first 10 years of the FRCC include :
-    For cruise passengers, the provision of welcome kits, the launching of tourist applications for smartphones and tablets, organisation of shopping day events, personalised welcome …
-    For the environment, creation of a ‘ Green Award ‘ to reward ‘clean’ vessels and organisation of environmental visits to demonstrate good practice to local participants
-    For cruise lines, an ‘award‘ to reward them for promoting our destination and the creation of a catalogue of thematic stopovers.

In 2017, the FRCC is planning a festive programme throughout the year, with the organisation of many events. The FRCC will continue to develop even more innovating products, even more client experiences, and even more collaboration with new partners, to maximise the Riviera cruise environment.