Press meetings

Sit Up 2019

26 March - Bloggers and influencers meeting touristic destinations in London

A unique event connecting travel brands with travel influencers. The day is split into two with a morning dedicated to conferences about social media developments. IN the afternoon, around 50 destinations are meeting over 200 bloggers and influencers.

IMM 2019 – International Media Marketplace

25 March 2019 - London

IMM is the leading single-day event uniting journalists and the travel industry. Savoie Mont Blanc takes part to this major press event in London in partnership with Atout France. More than 20 meetings planned with British journalists: a great opportunity for Savoie Mont Blanc Tourism to promote the destination in the summer, meet new medias, understand their expectations and scheduled future press trips.

Presse meeting – launch of the winter season 2018-2019 in London

11 September 2018

Savoie Mont Blanc Tourism will take part to the press launch organised by France Montagnes in London.

This event aims at presenting the trends, as well as all what’s new for the coming season to the journalists: new accommodation, new activities, new equipment, ski areas extensions etc. Seventeen mountains partners will be at the event to represent its own destination. It will take place in a trendy privatised Brasserie at the heart ot London. Each participant will have a dedicated table where to stay and talk to the journalist - although the networking format is always more friendly.

The evening will be punctuated with entertaining moments: blind tests between mountain beers and British beers, Awards to celebrate the best mountain articles… Around 50 journalists are expected.

SMBT Press conference in London

13 june 2017 - London

A great opportunity for the partners of Savoie Mont Blanc to meet the English media, bloggers and tour operators scheduling the destination.
This evening will be held at The Lighterman, in the Kings Cross St Pancras area. This area, recently completely renovated, has become a very trendy place, with many cafes, bars, restaurants, a cultural center (Kings Place), galleries as well as one of the largest art schools in Europe, Central Saint Martins.
The friendly format of the evening promotes exchanges and meetings between journalists and participants. 10 SMB partners will be present and 50 guests.

Scotland - Meetings with the major editorial offices of newspapers

From 16 to 18 october

The “UK team” of Savoie Mont Blanc tourism visited the major editorial offices of newspapers in Scotland: Scotsman, Scotsman on Sunday, Sunday Post, Scottish Sun, Herald... A marathon between Edinburgh and Glasgow but very efficient for both Savoie Mont Blanc tourism and the journalists.

It is a good way to promote the destination, present the new things of the winter 2016-2017 (accommodation, restaurants, activities, events, trends…) and listen to the journalists requests.

The Scottish market is an important market for Savoie Mont Blanc. Savoie Mont Blanc is very well served all year long thanks to direct flights from Edinburgh to Geneva and Lyon airports.

To launch the winter season: three highlights in London

5 and 6 september 2016

Monday 5: “Where to Ski and Snowboard 2016-2017 edition” evening party was the place to be in London on 5th September  

On that occasion, journalists, tour operators and the French mountain professionals met and discussed about what’s new for the coming season: new hotels, chalets, residences, restaurants, activities, trends ... .This evening took place at the National Liberal Club.

Tuesday 6"The Ski Launch" seminar, organised by Paddy PR, focused this year “on how to get new clientele in the mountains”. A second debate dealt about the Brexit, which concerns and worries the entire profession. Tour operators, and more largely people involved in the tourist industry took part to this seminar. After the seminar, journalists were invited to a lunch to meet the tour operators and the resorts reps. Around 50 TO, and journalists turned up.

Tuesday 6 evening: France Montagnes annual press meeting took place at Courthouse Shoreditch Hotel. Twelve resorts of Savoie Mont Blanc took part to this event: Châtel, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Les Arcs, Les Gets, Les Menuires, Morzine, Tignes, Val Cenis, Val d'Arly, Val Thorens, Valmorel and around 50 journalists attended.

SMBT Press conference in London

19 September 2015

Savoie Mont Blanc Tourisme invited media and tour operators to a fun networking event on Tuesday 29 September, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm in London at Tanners & Co.  Savoie Mont Blanc Tourisme came with 10 partners: Arêches Beaufort,  Chamonix Valley, Châtel, Courchevel, Flaine, Lake Annecy Resorts, Maurienne Tourisme, La Rosière, Valmorel and a representative of the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc (dog sledding international competition).

The program was: find out about winter 2015/16, eat, drink, and play games!

SMBT Press conference in London

19 May 2015

SMBT Press conference in London at Rotunda Restaurant.

Spring atmosphere on the shore of a canal at the heart of London with Savoie Mont Blanc and 4 lake partners (from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Bourget and Aiguebelette) to present the offer. Two Savoyard breweries will be taking part to the event to promote the Savoie beers: Brasserie des Cîmes and Brasserie du Galibier. A good start for the summer season to also present family hikes, mountain biking, cycling, trail running…

Meeting of cycling editors in the UK

15-17 April 2015

Since the victory at the Tour de France of Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013, cycling has become huge in the UK. Savoie Mont Blanc is a great destination for cycling with more than 100 passes and over 200 accommodation adapted to cyclists. From 15 to 17 April, Savoie Mont Blanc tourism with its PR agency will be visiting the cycling editors based in Bristol and Croyden – a total of 11 magazines in two days to promote the activity.

Individual Meetings with Editors and journalists in London

25 and 26 September 2014

After visiting journalists in Scotland last year Savoie Mont Blanc tourism organized some individual meetings with editors and journalists during 2 days in London. One major objective: presenting all what’s new in SMB for the coming winter season taking into the profile of the media and its readership’s needs – Waitrose Kitchen, Men’s Fitness, Fall Line, City AM, Online Telegraph, Easyjet Mag, Bthere…

Retro Ski Party – Ham Yard Hotel - London

Thursday 25 September 2014

A new concept for the launch of the winter season this year: a networking party event putting together journalists, tour operators, and resorts of Savoie Mont Blanc: Les Carroz, Megève, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise and Val Cenis Vanoise. Prizes were given by the resorts to the best retro ski photos of the participants! More than 40 people tuned up: good fun, good company, and good business during the evening.