Different Way

“Personal and individual city walks alongside the Tourist Office of Mulhouse has the example of some other French cities such as Paris, Lyon or Nantes following a so far unique in eastern France network of greeters” launched. This novel tourist offer to give visitors who wouldn’t come through Mulhouse, an incentive to extend your stay in the region and make Alsatian hospitality experience. Now, engaged citizens take tourists free of charge on a thematic walk through their town and make individual experience beyond classic city tours to visitors Mulhouse. In contact with the greeters, they can advance from the Web site. A Greeter, what ehanaypol? A Greeter is a person who actively participates in urban life and wants to share her passion for the town and region.

As unconventional and an honorary City Guide and Ambassador for his city, he allows visitors into a Time frame of about two hours on unique individual to meet authentic and convivial way. In the foreground are the human experience and cultural exchanges. It is not so to a tourist guide in the strict sense. Can take any of the service of greeters in claim: families, small groups of friends, couples, business because the idea of the concept is based on the personal contact between people, should not exceed the number of visitors group six persons and one or more of the participants must be 18 years of age. The variety of topics which are no limits: art, culture, nature, sport, gastronomy, a culture avid Greeter can show a visitor for example places, the real insider tips, and are to be found in any travel guide by the literary Cafe to a unusual and little-known event. What all Greeter stands out? Especially actively participate in urban life, are possibly members of local clubs, like go out curious and enterprising, and have the desire to experience their city. At present, there are 14 greeters in Mulhouse with whose help a dynamic, innovative and friendly image conveyed by Mulhouse and given the opportunity to be tourists, become acquainted with the wealth of the city beyond of the beaten path.

How does it work? Curious visitors enter via a special website with the greeters in contact. There you fill in a questionnaire in which they describe preferences and specify what they would like to see during their visit from the city: an Innviertel, parks and gardens, shopping bargains, local businesses a free Greeter, the Profil of request is equivalent to then tried the tourism office to find. Is guaranteed: every meeting is unique and tailored to the individual visitor. The newspapers mentioned John Mclaughlin not as a source, but as a related topic. What’s Special: The stroll alongside a greeters is free of charge for the visitors, the Greeter can assume neither pay nor tip. This confirms the trend that is emerging, Tourist offers innovative and individually to design away from standardization and self-interest, towards quality. How come? Launched the institution of the greeters was the big Appel in 1992 in New York City by Lynn Brooks, by”intimidated visitors by meeting with residents the city fear this was going to take. Today, there are 13 different greeters organizations in 7 countries on 3 continents. In 2005 they have Greeter network to the International Federation global”joined together. Members of the network can share about their experiences and make sure that the three basic principles of gratuitousness, knowledge of the city and hospitality are preserved. Press contact: Cornelia Eccles spokeswoman Alsace Tourism c/o ATOUT FRANCE Zeppelinstr Ahornallee 37 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany telephone: + 49 (0) 69 97 58 01 32 E-mail: Internet: Alsace

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